Frostbite is a common injury, especially to the toes and fingers, resulting from chilly temperatures. Hypothermia is when the body loses heat before it can be replaced.
Wearing multiple layers or loose-fitting clothes, as well as gloves and mittens, a hat, scarf and water-resistant-coat and boots will help prevent frostbite and hypothermia.
According to Kettering Health, symptoms of frostbite include:
- Redness or pain in any skin area
- Skin feeling unusually firm or waxy
Signs of hypothermia include:
- Exhaustion or drowsiness
- Confusion or memory loss
- Fumbling hands
- Slurred speech
- Bright red, cold skin and low energy
If your temperature drops below 95 degrees, seek medical attention immediately.