When the temperature drops to freezing levels, frostbite becomes a concern for many people. Russell Anderson, D.O., a board-certified emergency medicine physician at Hillcrest, gives tips on how to avoid frostbite or what to do if encountered.
What you need to know about frostbite:
• Frostbite can develop within minutes to hours.
• Commonly occurs from exposure to wind or contact with a cold material such as metal, the ground or water.
• Alcohol predisposes someone to frostbite by impairing judgment and increasing heat loss from dilation of blood... Read More »