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A life threatening condition which leaves the casualty shivering, cold to the touch, loss of co-ordination or possibly consciousness and a slow breathing/heart rhythm. Take the person to a warm place, make sure their clothing and skin are dry. Rap them up and warm their body up slowly.

Frostbite is the freezing over of any part of the body. The skin is usually pale, solid, cold, grey patches may develop with blisters. The affected area can be very fragile so treat delicately. Try and thaw quickly by wrapping in cloth/blankets or by immersing in warm water. Do not allow the injured parts to touch sides of sink or container.