Stay indoors: Health experts say not to go out as temps get dangerously low

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Health experts say to stay indoors as blistering cold temperatures hit western Connecticut.

Dr. Kyle Custis, a physician in Norwalk, says that staying outside even for a short period of time could increase the risk of frostbite and hypothermia by the minute.

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He says it's crucial to cover any exposed skin and to bundle up if you have to go outside. Custis also recommends to wear a shell jacket that is preferably wind- or water-proof.

Staff at Fairfield's Cycleology Bike & Ski shop say while these are ideal conditions to hit the slopes, be careful not to let frostbite follow you home. Experts advise that anyone showing signs of frostbite should get indoors and warm up using body heat or warm water.



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