Doctors warn of frostnip, frostbite during frigid temperatures
NORWALK - Local doctors are urging residents to protect themselves against frostnip and frostbite during the frigid temperatures.
Health officials say frostnip, a tingling, painful, numb-like feeling in extremities like the nose or fingers can creep up quickly.
On extremely cold days, it could take only minutes for exposed skin to start to freeze.
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Dr. Doodnauth Hiraman from St. Vincent's says that anyone experiencing signs of frostnip or frostbite should place the affected area in a bowl of warm water. If feeling does not return, medical attention will be needed.