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A 54-year-old member asked:

Growing up i saw first-hand what it was like to have frostbite. how can i avoid getting it like my parent?

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Dr. Adam Bodian
Dermatology 37 years experience
Keep warm: Frostbite is caused by overexposure to severe cold. Risk factors for getting frostbite include taking medicines called beta blockers, having diabetes or peripheral neuropthy. Prevention is the best way to avoid frostbite and that includes dressing properly whenever going out into cold conditions. Hand/foot warmers may be purchased inexpensively and are a great help.
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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avoid exposure of structures prone to frostbite: ears, nose, fingers, toes; keep them covered & warm
Mar 9, 2012

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