Tips to Avoid Frostbite

Make sure you avoid frostbite when heading outdoors in cold weather.

Symptoms include pain and redness of the skin.

The most susceptible areas include your fingers, your toes, your cheeks, your ears, your eyes and your nose.

You need to make sure you’re dressed warmly if you do go outside.

“You want to be layered. I’ve lived in New York for 40+ years and – you know –  it goes back to when we were kids. You want to layer up,” said Dr. Christopher Guzda with St. Peter’s Health Partners. “Loose clothing with multiple layers, so a good waterproof jacket, waterproof boots.”

The best way to avoid frostbite is to layer up, and limit the amount of time spent outside.