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What should you do if you think you may have frostbite?

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Frostbite requires emergency medical care. If you think you may have frostbite, get out of the cold as soon as possible. If you can't get medical help immediately and there's no risk that the area might be re-frozen before you get help, warm the affected area as you would for frostnip.

If the affected area might be re-frozen before you get medical help, do not warm it. That raises the chance of damage. Also, don't walk on frostbitten feet or toes unless it's absolutely necessary.

SOURCES: 

CDC. 

National Institutes of Medicine: National Library of Medicine. 

The Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

SOURCES: 

CDC. 

National Institutes of Medicine: National Library of Medicine. 

The Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

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