Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extremely cold air.
Dress warmly. Wear loose-fitting, layered clothes. Outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent.
Drink warm liquids
Drink water and other fluids to avoid dehydration.
Wear mittens or gloves to protect hands – mittens are warmer.
Watch for Signs of Frostbite
Feeling of “pins and needles” followed
by numbness (no feeling). Skin may freeze hard and look white. When
thawed out, skin is red and painful.
Very bad frostbite may cause
blisters or gangrene (black, dead tissue).
Watch for Signs of Hypothermia
If you think you have
frostbite or hypothermia, you should call 911 as they are potentially
life threatening medical conditions. Don’t eat or drink anything
containing caffeine or alcohol – they worsen the symptoms.