Injury Prevention

Frostbite Prevention

Snowballs, snowmen, sled riding – there are so many great ways to have fun during winter! But you need to make sure that you don’t get frostbite. Frostbite occurs when your skin isn’t covered and you’re out in cold weather too long. To make sure you don’t get frostbite, follow these simple tips:

  • Dress warmly. Clothes help keep warm air close to your body. Long underwear is a good start. Then put on a shirt, a sweatshirt, heavy pants and a warm coat that keeps you from getting cold and wet.
  • Wear gloves or mittens and a hat and winter boots to keep your feet warm and dry.
  • Go inside if you get wet or cold.
  • When inside, take off your wet clothes and put on something dry and warm.
  • If you can’t feel any part of your body or skin or if something tingles, do not rub it. Go inside and tell an adult right away.
Last Update
February 12, 2008
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Last Update
February 12, 2008
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