b) Signs and Symptoms of Frostbite.
• Ears, nose, fingers and toes are affected first.
• Areas will feel cold and may tingle leading to
• Numbness which progresses to...
• Waxy appearance with skin stiff and unable to glide freely over a joint.
c) Treatment of Frostbite. Frostbite is classified into three different degrees: Frosting, Superficial Frostbite, and Deep Frostbite.
• Frosting will revert to normal after using the technique of body heat rewarming.
• Hold the affected area, skin to skin for 15 minutes.
*Rewarm face, nose, and ears with hands. *Rewarm hands in armpits, groin or belly. *Rewarm feet with mountain buddy's armpits or belly.
• If affected area cannot be rewarmed in 15 minutes, Superficial
Frostbite or Deep Frostbite is suspected.
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