About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Español
VNA of Care New England
VNA of Care New England

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.
Health Headlines
Health Tip: Preventing Stairway FallsView in a lightbox
Health Tip: Use a Safe StrollerView in a lightbox
Brain Scans Might Spot Potential for Recovery From ComaView in a lightbox
Free Drug Samples for Doctors Might Prove Costly for PatientsView in a lightbox
Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: StudyView in a lightbox
VNA of Care New England
© 2011 Site Index | Disclaimer | Legal Notices