How to stay safe this winter with Kohl's winter safety - Mid-South News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | FOX13

How to stay safe this winter with Kohl's winter safety

Posted: Updated:
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -

For tips on how to prevent fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, frostbite and more, watch the video recap.

When heading outdoors into cold weather, make sure to dress in layers, but more specifically with Polartec, insulating material and any clothing filled with down.
Do not forget thick socks, well-insulated boots, hats, scarves, and gloves or mittens. For children who like sledding or snowman building, make sure they come inside every couple of hours. As soon as children come inside, be sure to change out of wet clothing and provide a cup of hot cocoa to warm up more quickly.

In order to avoid frostbite, learn the early signs of what to look out for. Frostnip and other skin changes are the first signs of frostbite. Fingers and toes are the most affected by frostbite and it can happen in minutes. Due to blood pulling away from the affected area, fingers will turn bright red, followed by a mixture of red and white patches. If skin feels hard or rubbery, call 9-1-1 immediately. If you are concerned that you or a child may have frostbite, call the doctor, waiting too long can make frostbite worse.
If you cannot get to a hospital right away, give your child a warm drink and begin first-aid treatment to warm the body, including carrying the child if the feet are affected. Do not apply direct heat, such as a heating pad and avoid rubbing frostbitten skin.

Other things to watch out for and take action to prevent inside the home are carbon monoxide poisoning and fires.
To prevent the highly dangerous, yet odorless, tasteless gas, install carbon monoxide detectors. Early symptoms of carbon moxodie poisoning are long-lasting headaches, dizziness, nausea and feeling extremely tired. Carbon monoxide poisoning is serious and causes approximately 15,000 emergency department visits and nearly 500 deaths annually in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (www.cdc.gov)

The risk of fires does increase with cold weather. To avoid in-home fires, make sure to inspect wood stoves or fireplaces and keep electric or kerosene space heaters away from curtains, furniture, or other flammable materials. If you must use a kerosene heater, fill it outdoors and keep it 3 feet away from flammable materials, including yourself. When going to sleep, be sure to turn the kerosene heater off. Smoke detectors should be checked every few months and batteries replaced.

For more winter safety tips visits www.childrensdmc.org/kidshealth.

  • MorningsMorningsMore>>

  • Sarah's practically homemade samoa cookies

    Sarah's practically homemade samoa cookies

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:54:41 GMT
    Get the recipe for practically homemade samoa cookies from Brenda Harger, owner of Sarah's Cake Decorating and Candy Supplies in Troy.
    Get the recipe for practically homemade samoa cookies from Brenda Harger, owner of Sarah's Cake Decorating and Candy Supplies in Troy.
  • Sindbad's Pickerel Picatta

    Sindbad's Pickerel Picatta

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:38:00 GMT
    Get this recipe courtesy of Sinbad's chef John Flemming. Learn more at sindbads.com.
    Get this recipe courtesy of Sinbad's chef John Flemming. Learn more at sindbads.com.
  • Nigel Barker photographs Art Van's spring style catalog

    Nigel Barker photographs Art Van's spring style catalog

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:01:38 GMT
    Nigel Barker has teamed up with Art Van Furniture on the retailer's new 2014 Art Van Spring Style Catalog, celebrating the individuality, essence and style of American women everywhere.
    Nigel Barker has teamed up with Art Van Furniture on the retailer's new 2014 Art Van Spring Style Catalog, celebrating the individuality, essence and style of American women everywhere.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices