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Dakotas and Minnesota parts are -27 degrees and this week decreases depending on the National Weather Service. That's not so uncomfortable. This type of cold can be dangerous and lethal, especially when you do not take the measures and how long you wear.
"I've seen patients develop frostbite after undergoing these extreme temperatures at approximately 10 to 15 minutes," Dr Jeff Schaider tells NPRs about Ari Shapiro Considering all things. Schaider is head of Emergency Medicine at Chicago's John H. Stroger Jr. Head of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital and Cook County Health.
A short walk through the outside has only been done to cool someone who can give him back on his unprotected back.
Frostbite skin and the underlying tissue are the most commonly occurring cause of cold exposure, and it usually occurs in the body's body: fingers, toes, nose, ears, cheeks and chin.
Damages the skin usually At first glance they appear white, waxy or greyish, Schaider says, and it's cold and numb. Call your healthcare provider for symptoms. If it is caught up to date, it is possible to avoid persistent damage. If not, frost can progress and lead to the need amputation
A more dangerous reaction begins when the body temperature drops significantly, in a condition called hypothermia. At first, when it comes to cold, Schaider says, you'll be scared and you can try to keep warm when you try. But while hypothermia progresses, your body The cold response is really reduced.
"You will stop the explosion, and then your body temperature will start to drop faster," she says. The body is cooler and shifts. Thinks you think it is slower. Your heart is slower. And as time progresses, he says, you are confused. You can kill or die.
So how do you protect the worst hit areas? First of all, you probably have trouble predicting it. Check your local news feeds to see weather warnings updates and stay away from it completely. If you need to go, protect yourself to get the right level of protection. (Appalachian Mountain Club reveals some cool weather).
If you are in the car, Schaider says, be sure to include additional clothes, a blanket, extra hats and extra gloves (the best mittens), in some cases when your car happens.
Also, acknowledge that drinking alcohol can affect your judgment and physiology, he says.
"People who go outside and wherever they go out go out because the cold effects do not feel the cold effects."
They can withstand cold weather for a long time, in the coldest climate, He says, and the body temperature begins to go down.