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Surprise Freeze Causes Frostbitten Fingers in Oceana?

4/25/2023 (Permalink)

A cold person is wrapped in cold-weather accessories. We are leaders in storm damage restoration services in Raleigh County.

Our local team in Beckley responds to storm damage emergencies in Oceana 24 hours a day. Although spring is here, there is still the chance of a surprise freeze and chances for frostbite. Here are some signs and symptoms of frostbite from the Mayo Clinic:

Signs and symptoms of frostbite include:

  • At first, cold skin and a prickling feeling
  • Numbness
  • Skin that looks red, white, bluish-white, grayish-yellow, purplish, brown or ashen, depending on the severity of the condition and usual skin color
  • Hard or waxy-looking skin
  • Clumsiness due to joint and muscle stiffness
  • Blistering after rewarming, in severe cases

Frostbite is most common on the fingers, toes, nose, ears, cheeks, and chin. Because of skin numbness, you may not realize you have frostbite until someone points it out. Changes in the color of the affected area might be difficult to see on darker skin tones.

Seek medical attention for frostbite if you experience:

  • Signs and symptoms of superficial or deep frostbite
  • Increased pain, swelling, inflammation, or discharge in the area that was frostbitten
  • Fever
  • New, unexplained symptoms

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