Frostbite may begin with numbness and tingling in the cheeks, nose, ears, fingers and toes. More serious symptoms include skin that has turned red or pale or has developed blisters:


  • Remove wet clothing and give child warm, dry clothes.
  • Soak the area in warm, never hot, water (less than 108 degrees)
  • Avoid rubbing the area, which could damage tissue.
  • Do not warm areas of the body affected by the cold near a fire or space heater because it could burn the affected area.
  • Have your child drink warm beverages, such as hot cocoa, tea or milk.
Drs. Bishop, Poon and Young
Nurse Practitioners Elizabeth Combs & Lynn Huesman
45 Cavalier Boulevard
Florence, KY 41042
Phone:          (859) 371-7400
After Hours: 1-866-985-5663
Fax:              (859) 371-8472