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Health Tip: Cold Feet?

If they're wet too, it could lead to 'trench foot'
(HealthDay News) -- The term "trench foot" describes a foot injury caused by extended exposure to cold temperatures and wetness.
The. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests how to prevent the condition:
Promptly take off wet socks and shoes. Dry off feet when they're wet. Minimize walking if your feet have been exposed to cold and wetness. Look for warning signs of trench foot, which may include swelling, blisters, bleeding and numbness.
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