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First aid for frostbite
I remember as a child we came home from the street with red cheeks, wet feet and icy hands. Mom, naturally, was shocked and I cursed mostly at me, as the eldest, but we had an explanation: a heap of snow was built a house in which you can even live. ” Such an argument mom, Understandably, I didn’t arrange it, but what can you do, you have to save children from hypothermia, otherwise, the treatment will be delayed for the rest of the winter.
The first and basic rule that I remember from small years, never put frostbittenarmson the battery and not stick them under the jet hot water. Whatever the temptation to get warm quickly, remember to do it no, hot water will lead to tissue necrosis. Do not believe that with frostbite will helprubbing with snow. This is all nonsense, if the frostbitten areas skin rub with snow, you can easily damage the skin. The fact is that with at low temperatures, the blood supply is disturbed and the skin becomes very fragile.
If you have frostbite of the first or second degree (not very strong), dip your hands in slightly warm, but not hot water. You can also make a light massage of the frozen parts of the body. Not preventdrink hottea or milk. When frostbite 3-4 degrees do massage, take warming baths can not. In these cases, warming will help.cotton gauze dressing. One since I had to do this. On the frost-bitten surface you need to impose thick layer of cotton wool, then fix it with gauze, then apply another layer of cotton wool and gauze, and on top put on a plastic bag on the heat-insulating bandage, or Wrap cling film. The victim also needs to be taken to a hospital where Doctors will have to take action.
In order to avoid frostbite, I always wear winter too tight clothes and buy shoes one size larger than summer. Sometimes you can wear an extra pair of socks, or use warm ones. insoles. If the winter footwear is unreliable and gets wet - it should be thrown away. Wet feet in the cold - the first cause of all serious diseases. FROM my own experience I can say that multi-layered clothing contributes additional weatherization.The layer of air that occurs between the layers clothes, helps maintain body heat. Exposed skin (face, hands) in front the way out is better to lubricate with a special “winter” cream.
I wish you not to be ill, dress well in cold and windy weather, and when on street slush - do not even think about shod old shoes that let moisture through.