Avoiding Frost Bite | VideoAmy Fox | 12/24/2012
It only takes a few minutes for your fingers or ears to get numb. Then the area will begin to blister.
As Dr. Jeffery Sather explains, one of the main contributors to frost bite is alcohol consumption.
"People drink and go out. And, we`ve seen people pass out outside in the snow for a period of time. And, of course parts of their body aren`t protected. They get frost bite very quickly.Ē
Sather says another area to pay close attention to is your feet. When your boots get sweaty, the moisture can cause freeze injuries. Now, if you get frost bite, Sather recommends soaking in luke-warm water to reduce the burning.