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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
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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
avoid exposure of structures prone to frostbite: ears, nose, fingers, toes; keep them covered & warm
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