To Prevent Frostbite

  • Wear warm clothing and dress in layers, including sweaters, thermal underclothes and wool socks.
  • Stay dry. Wet clothes increase the chance of heat loss.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol before or during exposure to cold weather; alcohol may prevent you from realizing that your body is becoming too cold.
  • Avoid smoking cigarettes, which can affect your blood vessels, increasing your risk of frostbite.
  • At the first sign of redness or pain in your skin, which may indicate frostbite is developing, get out of the cold or protect exposed skin.
-- Tricare Management Activity