Jacobi Medical Center sees influx of hypothermia, frostbite patients
THE BRONX - The frigid temperatures can be dangerous, and doctors in the Bronx say they’re seeing more patients with cold-related ailments.
The intensive care burn unit at Jacobi Medical Center is filled with people, but they aren't suffering from a typical burn. Instead they’re dealing with hypothermia and frostbite, two conditions caused by the freezing weather.
Medical experts say that the best way to prevent hypothermia and frostbite is to put on enough clothing, including gloves and hats, so that no skin is exposed to the elements.
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Anyone who has to be outside for extended periods is also advised to split up the time by taking breaks indoors to warm up.