If you’ve been out in the cold and have lingering symptoms that suggest you might have frostbite, you’ll likely need medical attention, a local doctor advised.
The combination of cold weather and outdoor celebrations coming up over the past couple of days means a lot of chances for frostbite and hypothermia. Here are some tips from local and federal authorities on preventing, and treating, both conditions.
This may be a busy weekend at local burn units. The problem isn’t fire — it’s the extreme cold that is blanketing the region.
WASHINGTON — The record low temperatures of recent days have resulted in a record high number of severe frostbite cases in the Washington area. At MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the increase has been especially dramatic.…
WASHINGTON — The combination of frigid temperatures and high winds can do more than down power lines and freeze pipes. It can be downright dangerous to your health. In the extreme cold, you have to worry…
WASHINGTON — The Washington D.C. area is about to enter the deep freeze and that frigid air can be hazardous to your health. There are two different things to worry about. “One is frostbite and…
The bone-chilling temperatures that have lingered
in the air over the past week are expected to
continue in the coming days and health officials
are warning everyone to stay alert and remain
vigilant to ward off potential health dangers.
Maryland health officials have confirmed the state\’s first hypothermia-related death of the winter.
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