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	CS253565-A
AVOID
SPOT
TREAT 
FROSTBITE & HYPOTHERMIA
In cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it 
can be produced, which can lead to serious health problems.
AVOID
When the weather is extremely cold, try to stay indoors. If you must go outside, 
dress properly
 and know who is at 
high risk
 for 
hypothermia
 or 
frostbite
When going outside be sure to wear:
A SCARF OR KNIT 
MASK THAT COVERS 
WATER-RESISTANT 
SEVERAL LAYERS 
OF LOOSE-FITTING 
When going outside in winter make sure body parts most oen 
aected by frostbite are covered in warm, dry clothing.
Know who is at high risk:
Older adults 
without proper food, 
clothing, or heating
People who stay 
outdoors for long 
periods (homeless, 
hikers, hunters, etc.)
People who drink 
alcohol in excess 
or use illicit drugs
Babies sleeping in 
cold r
ooms
A victim is oen unaware of frostbite 
because frozen tissue is numb.
FROSTBITE
Signs & Symptoms
Redness or pain 
in any skin area 
may be the rst 
sign of frostbite.
Other signs 
include:
a white or 
grayish-yellow 
skin area
skin that feels 
unusually rm 
or waxy
numbness
HYPOTHERMIA
Hypothermia oen occurs at very cold 
temperatures, but can occur at cool temperatures 
(above 40°F), if a person is wet (from rain, sweat 
or cold water) and becomes chilled.
Signs & Symptoms
Adults:
 shivering
 exhaustion
 confusion
 fumbling hands
 memory loss
 slurred speech
 drowsiness
Infants:
bright red, 
cold skin
 very low energy
If a person’s temperature is below
TREAT
If a person is experiencing hypothermia or frostbite…
SEEK MEDICAL 
ATTENTION 
AS SOON 
REMOVE ANY 
WARM THEM 
UNDER DRY 
LAYERS OF 
PLACE AREAS AFFECTED 
BY FROSTBITE IN 
FROSTBITECAUT
Since skin may be numb, victims of frostbite can harm themselves further. 
Use caution when treating frostbite and:
UNLESS NECESSARY, 
DO NOT WALK ON 
DO NOT USE A 
FIREPLACE, HEAT 
LAMP, RADIATOR, 
OR STOVE FOR 
DO NOT USE A 
HEATING PAD 
OR ELECTRIC 
DO NOT RUB 
OR MASSAGE 
http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/
winter/staysafe/index.asp