WABC News - Seven Things to Know about Frostbite

Dr. Adam Vella, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics and Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, comments on the dangers of frostbite.

New York, NY
 – January 3, 2014  –– 

With temperatures in the single digits, it can be very dangerous. You need to take precautions and know the warning signs. "We do see children who get exposed, their faces are exposed, or their fingers are exposed because they’re not wearing the appropriate gear," said Adam Vella, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics and Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. "One of the things we can do is cover them in a warm blanket which warms the fluids, and we can put warm air through that as well so we can warm the lungs," said Kevin Chason, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Learn more.