5 Myths about Frostbite

Posted by Peter Crowell on Feb 16, 2015 10:11:00 AM

 

Jack Frost nipping at your nose?

And toes? And hands?

Einstein's Dr. Jonathan Wolfe, Division of Dermatology, debunks a few myths about frostbite to help you face the winter cold more safely.

Myth one 

I can't get frostbite if I am only outside for a minute.

A lot of people think that it's really hard to catch frostbite. They think they have to be out in the cold for hours without adequate protection. The truth is that frostbite can happen before you know it.

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Topics: Health and Safety

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