Winter Health Risks: Prevent Frostbite, Hypothermia

Dr. Richard Besser outlines the dangers of frostbite and hypothermia in extreme winter weather.
3:00 | 01/03/14

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-- -- as temperatures in Minneapolis alone that ginger points out extreme temperatures dangerous frostbite. Hypothermia you gotta be concerned about this -- a -- in a moment ago and I want to bring in. Our medical editor doctor Richard -- and we use frostbite so loosely we throw it around we have weather like this the remind us exactly what it is -- what we're looking for. Yeah I mean this is really dangerous frostbite is injury to your body from from freezing -- -- -- your fingers or toes your ear lobes. -- at the greatest risk which -- which you're gonna see is -- -- or gray color to the skin of firmer waxy feel. And -- -- -- you may not -- having it you have to look at those people around -- at hypothermia very serious hiding in your body's going into that situation will normally our body temperatures about ninety degrees if it drops to 95 degrees that's hypothermia and -- you -- -- confusion you may have shivering exhaustion -- -- -- bright -- skin. Very dangers have some medical merchants along which does it take before -- assets and you saw the temperatures ginger says -- -- -- are coming for the next week and we're dealing with this pertains to -- Yeah -- -- what really concerns me isn't as -- the temperature but the wind you combine those together and it's a matter of minutes and you can have you can have frostbite said he and you can have hypothermia. And you you don't need to be outside people indoors without him -- he can get hypothermic with a few seconds left a lot of kids home from school today they'll be playing out in the snow when they command you see signs it is what you -- it's what's not hot water that's right you don't warm them up and from the -- one lukewarm water to warm them gradually that will prevent any damage -- that -- prevent -- -- hypothermia -- help right to a doctor right -- -- rich thanks as always.

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