Tonight's temperatures are some of the coldest we've seen this season... those low temps coupled with high winds can be dangerous, especially if your outside and your skin is exposed. We spoke with Jeffrey Kuklinski, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Lehigh Valley Health Network on Cedar Crest Blvd. in Allentown. He says "anything that's exposed whether its your face, ears, with this harsh weather and wind it's real high risk for frostbite."
Officials say if you think you have frostbite, or hypothermia, you should go to the hospital and get checked out right away. Kuklinski says "numbness and tingling in their hands, they have blistering, skin color changes in fingers and toes. that needs to be seen. if you can treat it early, it does very well."
We had some snow this past weekend that quickly turned to ice. If you waited to shovel that ice be careful, it could end up hurting more than your back. Kuklinski says they "occasionally we do see that heart attack patient. patients that have lung disease we see an increase in that, whether they have emphysema,, COPD, it definitely hurts their lungs a little bit more. then add the stress of shoveling, or doing things outside."