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Frostbite

No need to run barefoot in the snow to suffer frostbite! They sometimes arrive in more common circumstances, without necessarily being aware of it. Just be exposed to cold and damp, as in a pair of wet gloves. This is a risk incurred during mountain holidays, especially for cross-country skiers or hikers.

Frostbite or frostbite is damage caused by exposure to intense cold, or more moderate, but over a prolonged period. They most often affect the extremities of our body: the toes, the fingers of the hands and the face.

Frostbite is usually safe and leaves after a few weeks; but there can be complications: they can change into a kind of bulbs that can get worse if they are not treated in time! From that moment, it is strongly recommended to consult your doctor. In extreme cases, this medical opinion is urgent!

The best way to avoid frostbite when exposed to the cold is to protect yourself with all the necessary clothing (gloves, scarf, hat, tights, socks, etc.) and cover the ends of the body well, without being too tight to avoid cutting blood circulation. Know exactly what to do when such a problem occurs ...

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