How to deal with frostbite

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KGWN) - Frostbite is a big concern especially when those temperature plummet into the single digits and below zero.

With wind chills reaching five to ten below, frostbite can occur in just fifteen to thirty minutes.

With wind chills around thirty below, it's only a matter of minutes before danger sets in. The best way to protect yourself is to cover yourself.

Wind chill advisories and warnings will go into effect when you need to take that extra precaution.

You also want to take a break from being outside so your body won't get stressed out from being out in the cold. If you end up having numbness or tingling in your hands or feet, don't rush inside and put warm or hot water on them.

Instead, start with cool water and then gradually make it warmer.