KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Doctor Warns Of Frostbite In Below Zero Temps.



Bookmark and Share

On Thursday, the school parking lots in Sioux Falls were empty, the parks, deserted. The only kid we could find out and about was 12-year-old Andrey Danilko, who was going for a bike ride.

Danilko said, "Very cold, with the wind."

With no school, Danilko's cousin's house was just a few miles away, where video games were waiting.

Danilko said, "I have shorts under my pants, and snow pants and scarf, a very warm hat and coat and gloves."

But no matter how many layers you strap on, Dr. Robert Harms, who works in the ER at Sanford Hospital, says below zero temperatures can be very dangerous.

Harms said, "Especially a child who say doesn't have the adult judgement to fend for themselves and get out of a cold environment and recognize that they could get in trouble, could have a problem."

Harms says depending on the person, someone who has bad circulation, can develop frostbite in a matter of minutes.

"It depends on how fast the skin cools, and how directly it's exposed to the cold and the wind," said Harms.

The first warning signs, paleness or numbness in say your fingers or toes. As it progresses it will turn white, and have an ice-like appearance, something that can happen to anyone.

Harms said, "When the wind chill is very low and the outside temperature is very low, exposed skin can get frostbitten, even in healthy people."

A situation that shouldn't be taken lightly, so bundle up and try to stay out of the cold.

Dr. Harms says if you think you have frostbite on your fingers or toes, warm them up in warm water. If you're experiencing any numbness or have blisters, you should see a doctor.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Police Collect 3,500 Pounds Of Medication

Over the last two years, the Sioux Falls Police Department has collected 3,500 ...

Students Hold Fundraiser For Accident Victim  story with video

It's been nearly two weeks since A woman was killed and a 13-year-old boy was injured after ...

Small Plane Crashes Near Rapid City; No One Hurt

Officials say a small plane has crashed a few miles east of Rapid City but no injuries have been ...

Cast With A Cop Reels In New Record  Jul. 25

Police: Huron Man Passing Out Tainted Peaches  Jul. 25

Back To School Sales  story with video  Jul. 25

SD Gov. Concerned About Immigrant Placement  Jul. 25

Damaged Road In Western SD Won't Be Closed  Jul. 25

New State Forester Named For South Dakota  Jul. 25

Wessington Springs Tornado Fund Nears $150,000  Jul. 25

Obama Aide Says Impeachment Threat Taken Seriously  Jul. 25

Laura And Brian Preview This Weekend's Movies  story with video  Jul. 25

Annual FamilyFest Expects Crowd Of 20,000  story with video  Jul. 25

Pierre Library Director Says Fines Long Overdue  Jul. 25

Mines Students, Others Present Research In Pierre  Jul. 25

Survey Finds Support For Atlantic Salmon In Oahe  Jul. 25

Council Members Call For Alcohol Ban Now   story with video  Jul. 24

Local Business Helps Employee Battling Cancer  story with video  Jul. 24

"Flags In The Wind" On Display At Falls Park  Jul. 24

Project S.O.S. Gears Up for Free Distribution  story with video  Jul. 24

Sioux Falls City Hall Renovates Ground Floor  Jul. 24

Accidents Used As Lessons In Driver's Ed  story with video  Jul. 24

Insurers Owe $2,600 In Refunds In South Dakota  Jul. 24

Feds: Minn. Receives 173 Immigrant Children  Jul. 24

21 Unaccompanied Children Placed With SD Sponsors  Jul. 24

SD Museum, Collector Dispute Elvis' Broken Guitar  Jul. 24

Last Defendant Sentenced For Defrauding Programs  Jul. 24

Patterson Arraigned For Kidnapping, Assault  Jul. 24

A Second RAGBRAI Rider Has Died  Jul. 24

KDLT News Archive
     

Local Business Helps Employee Battling Cancer  story with video

Life can change in an instant and  local real ...

A Second RAGBRAI Rider Has Died

A RAGBRAI participant from Sioux City has been found dead in his ...

Patterson Arraigned For Kidnapping, Assault

The man accused of killing the son of Minnesota ...

Council Members Call For Alcohol Ban Now   story with video  Jul. 24

SD Gov. Concerned About Immigrant Placement  Jul. 25

14 Clear Lake Co-workers Claim $230,000 Jackpot  Jul. 24

Air Algerie Plane Disappears From Radar  Jul. 24

21 Unaccompanied Children Placed With SD Sponsors  Jul. 24

KDLT News Archive
     

Birds swept in St. Paul

ST. PAUL, MN - The Sioux Falls Canaries (22-44) were unable to reverse their fortunes on the ...

SF West wins Region 2-A title  story with video

SF West went through Region 2-A unbeaten after winning the title game 11-1 over Yankton. Luke ...

Chris Dixon is retiring from Indoor Football  story with video

Legendary Indoor Football QB Chris Dixon has decided to hang it up ...

Brookings Bandits getting closer to goals  story with video  Jul. 24

Cowboys love the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo  story with video  Jul. 24

Brookings, SF West make State "A" Legion Tournament  Jul. 23

Birds drop 3rd straight at St. Paul  Jul. 23

Scheels Plays of the Week from July 14th-20th  story with video  Jul. 23

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top