Get the person into shelter or a warm place and into dry clothing
or a warm blanket. Remove any jewelry and wet clothes.
Call 911 if the deeper tissues feel cold and stiff or if the person
is hypothermic, shivering, and confused.
Rewarm the frostbitten area in warm water (not hot) for about 30
minutes. Soak and swirl until the parts become normal color and are
no longer numb. If you have a thermometer, the water should be
between 98.6° F to 102.2° F ( 37° to 39° C).
If you do not have warm water, use body heat, such as tucking
frostbitten hands into the armpits or placing warm hands over
Drink warm liquids (but not alcohol), and for pain during rewarming
take ibuprofen (Motrin®, Advil®, etc.) or acetaminophen (Tylenol®,
Go to the Emergency Room for severe frostbite injuries.