Peoria – UnityPoint Health® invites people in the community to take additional precautions and security during the expected harsh cold conditions. In order to protect people from our elements and care about them, some of our UnityPoint Clinic® locations will be closed on Wednesday or will have reduced hours, which may affect some deadlines. Please ask every member of the public with the scheduled appointment or who needs assistance in care to call the clinic in advance and check all changes before going to the cold. As always, if you or your loved one need help, call 911.
It is easy to cool off quickly if you are outdoors in humid, windy or cold weather. When the temperature falls below the negative range, it is only a few minutes before the exposed skin is exposed to the risk of colds. It is therefore important to dress properly if you spend time in extreme cold. Make sure that you have a cap, scarf or a knit mask, waterproof coat, gloves or gloves and waterproof boots. Stretch in layers, but not too heavy or too narrow.
Possible injury due to cold exposure
"Frostnip" usually affects the skin of the face, ears or tips of the fingers. Frostbite can cause dullness or blue-to-white skin for a short while, but normal feeling and color quickly come back when you get warm. No permanent damage to the tissue.
Freezing is the freezing of skin and tissue under the skin due to the temperature below the zero. Frozen skin looks pale or blue and cold, stiff and stiff or tangled to the touch.
Hypothermia, an abnormally low body temperature, occurs when the body loses heat faster than it can heat. Early symptoms of hypothermia include trembling in adults and older children; clumsy movements; apathy; bad judgment; and cold, pale or blue-gray skin. Hypothermia is an emergency – it can quickly lead to loss of consciousness and death if it does not stop heat loss.
Other risk factors for cold exposure
• Being an older adult or a child
• Excessive consumption of alcohol or the use of unauthorized drugs
• Be in outdoor conditions, such as high altitude or windmill
• Unpacking clothes, damp skin or damp clothing
• Tiredness or dehydration
• the existence of certain health risks
What to do
If you find the symptoms of ozeblina:
• Enter the warm room as soon as possible.
• Avoid walking on wet feet or feet, as this may increase the damage.
• Immerse the affected area in hot water, which is not hot.
• Or warm the affected area of the body heat.
• Do not rub the area of freezing or even massaging it, as this may cause more
• Do not use heating cushions, heating lamps or heaters, fireplaces or refrigerators
heating. The endangered areas are stiff and easy to burn.
• Smothering should be evaluated by a physician. Hypothermia is serious
health condition and urgent emergency response. For more information, visit unitypoint.org.