Monday, January 6, 2014

Quick tip for Frostbites!

Today is an exceptionally cold day with weather in Ohio of -5f. This morning, Monkey (my pug) and I had to take a short trip to the vet. Out of the car and just 30 feet to the door of the Vet's office and we were both frozen!

For those of you that absolutely need to go out in extremely cold weather here is a #Quicktip for handling #frostbite

What is Frostbite? Frostbite causes the skin to become pale, cold and numb from poor circulation after being exposed to cold weather. Frostbite typically affects smaller, more exposed areas of your body, such as your fingers, toes, nose, ears, cheeks and chin.

The key focus in this situation is to gradually warm frostbitten areas to restore circulation to this area.

As state by the Mayo Clinic website, "You can treat mild forms of frostbite with first-aid measures, including slowly warming your skin with warm water. Severe frostbite, however, requires medical attention, as it can damage skin, tissues, muscle and bones and lead to complications, such as infection and nerve damage."

Below is a short list of Essential oils that may help increase circulation. Just add 10 drops of oil to the warming water.

Ginger
Helichrysum
Geranium
Marjoram

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