Brrrrr... Dealing with injuries and illnesses caused by the cold

COLD IINJURIES AND ILLNESS. We have reached that part of the year that most of us really don’t like and that’s winter! Whether it be driving rain and freezing winds while stood on the playground on the school run, or shovelling snow off the path, winter can really get you down mentally and physically. This month we are going to take a quick look at cold injuries/illness and how to recognise them in ourselves and others and what we can do to help somebody recover and possibly even save a life. So what is a cold injury? Well a cold injury occurs when the body drops below its normal temperature range of 36.5 – 37.5 degrees C. There are 3 main cold injuries: FROSTNIP: This is the early stag

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