Frostbite While RVing, Know What To Look For

You may think that having a case of frostbite is relegated for those in extreme cold, or those climbing mountains. That is not necessarily the case. Anyone who’s skin is exposed to freezing temperatures, or temperatures below freezing can get frostbite. Frostbite is a pretty dangerous situation to the human condition where skin tissues freeze and ultimately die. Extremities, like fingers, toes, ears and your nose are the most susceptible to frostbite.

Winter’s in the Houston area aren’t especially harsh, but we do have that very rare snowfall that is very exciting for kids and adults alike. Making a few slushy snowballs can result in the potential for frostbitten fingers. Even further, if you plan on RVing this winter and plan on visiting colder climates, remember that your chances for frostbite while RVing will increase. Keep in mind that it doesn’t take very long for the skin to react to cold weather.

So what does frostbite look like and how do you treat it? Check out the video below for an example of what frostbite looks like and how you should go about treating it.

Again, it doesn’t take much for your skin to start to react to freezing temperatures. If you are starting to feel any numbness or tingling in any of your extremities, it’s time to get out of the cold and warm up. We all know how hard it is when you are having fun in the snow while RVing. In fact, that’s one of the best things about RVing, is being able to go places that aren’t anything like where you live. In our case,  PPL Motorhomes being in Houston and New Braunfels, we mostly get rain during our winter season, but keep in mind, should we get any snow or sleet this year, be extra careful out in the cold. Frostbite can sneak up on you very quickly, so know what you need to do if you think you may have it.