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Cold Temperatures Mean Frost Bite

(Le Mars) -- When temperatures start dropping to single digits, and combined with the strong winds, its not long before we start talking about wind chill index, and then as medical personnel suggests, we need to be concerned about frost bite. 
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Jody Hoffman, Supervisor of Nursing at Floyd Valley Hospital says frost bite can occur before we even realize any symptoms.
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Hoffman says symptoms can vary depending upon the severity of the frost bite.
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The Floyd Valley Nurse says it is at that point when you should seek medical attention.  In treating frost bite, Hoffman says to move the person to a warm area and keep the extremities elevated.

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