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Frostbite and the Elderly: What You Need to Know

A view of a snowy tree against a bright blue sky

Bitterly cold — that’s what the weather report says — danger of frostbite. Make sure you remember that frostbite can be especially dangerous to the elderly.

Did you know that if you have frostbite, your skin freezes and ice crystals form inside your cells?

Did you know that no matter what you might have seen in old movies, rubbing or massaging frostbitten skin only makes things worse?

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