frostbite: What is Frostbite and important tips for Delaware - 02/06/10 02:08 PM
Snow, Snow, Snow is coming on down and with that means kids that are excited to play in all that snow!  Let me remind you of Frostbite!
What is Frostbite?  It is a medical condition where damage is caused to the skin and other tissues in the body due to extreme cold.  The initial stages of frostbite are often called "Frostnip". 
Hands, Feet, Nose, Leg, and Ears are the most likely parts of your body to be affected by frostbite.
Other Factors that will contribute to frostbite will be the extreme coldness outside like it is today, any inadequate clothing, wet … (1 comments)

frostbite: Cold Conditions means you need to prepare for the cold weather Delaware - 02/06/10 01:40 PM
How does the body react to cold conditions?When in a cold environment, most of your body's energy is used to keep your bodys internal temperature warm. Over time, your body will begin to shift blood flow from your extremities (your hands, feet, arms, and legs) as well as the outer skin to the core (your chest and abdomen areas). This process will allow the exposed skin and the extreme coolness to rapidly increase the risk of frostbite and hypothermia. If you combine this with cold water, and trench foot may also be a problem.What are the most common cold induced problems?Hypothermia, Frostbite, and Trench … (0 comments)

 

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