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Caution: Frigid Temps Can Be Harmful

(January 7, 2015 - Carroll Township, Pa.)

Do you know the symptoms of frostbite? Temperatures are supposed to drop to extreme lows this week. Keep an eye out for the symptoms below and if you experience any of them, schedule an appointment to see one of your local Mon-Vale Primary Care Physicians.

Symptoms include:

  • Signs and symptoms of superficial or severe frostbite - such as white or pale skin, loss of all sensation in the affected area, or blisters
  • Increased pain, swelling, redness or discharge in the area that was frostbitten
  • Fever of more than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius)
  • Dizziness, aching or feeling generally ill
  • New, unexplained symptoms

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