Cold weather injuries

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Find out how to avoid, notice the signs, and treat, frostbite, hypothermia, dehydration and snow blindness.

Key points

  • Cold weather injuries, such as frostbite and hypothermia, can come on in minutes.
  • Make sure children drink plenty of warm fluids to help maintain body temperature and stay hydrated. Dehydration can occur quickly in the cold.
  • Prevent snow blindness by wearing a good pair of sunglasses.
Last updated: November 6th 2013