If you’re heading out in cold temperatures, it’s always advisable to wrap up warm. Being cold can be dangerous to your health, it’s wise to investigate which clothing accessories to wear to avoid frostbite.
What are the best clothing accessories to wear to avoid frostbite?
Frostbite is a condition that occurs when the skin freezes, and the tissue beneath becomes very cold. It’s not just the loss of sensation in the hands or toes. It’s a serious condition, which can cause permanent damage to the skin and health complications. It is most common to develop frostbite in the hands, feet, ears and cheeks, as these areas are usually exposed to the cold.
If you’re going out in cold, windy weather or you’re preparing for a trip to a cold country, it’s best to shop around for clothing accessories to wear to avoid frostbite. The best accessories to add to your outfit include:
- A hat or a headband that covers your ears
- Warm gloves
- Thick socks
It’s also important to layer up. If you’re going out in freezing temperatures, you’ll need base layers, as well as thick jumpers or fleeces and a heavy-duty, waterproof coat. You can wear thermal tights or leggings under trousers, and several pairs of socks.
Coping with the symptoms of frostbite on holiday
If you’re going skiing or you’re travelling to places like Iceland or Lapland, you should be prepared for the weather. Take plenty of warm clothes with you, and take advantage of equipment that is offered to you if you go on excursions. If you’re going on a husky safari, for example, you may be provided with a warm snowsuit.
The last thing you want when you go on holiday is to be involved in a travel accident or to return home with travel injuries. Pay attention to instructions from guides and instructors, and stick to designated routes if you’re out hiking, climbing or snowmobiling. If you need help, and you think you may have frostbite or injuries caused by a different type of holiday accident, alert the group leader or call the emergency services.
If you’ve been injured abroad, and you’re thinking of claiming compensation for a travel accident, call Accident Advice Helpline. There’s no need to worry about the cost of making a claim, as we work on a no-win, no-fee* basis. Our lines are open now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: February 20, 2017
Author: Accident Advice