Doctors warn against treating this weekend’s warm up like summer days
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — We are expecting a sort of weather whiplash as temperatures warm up drastically the next couple of days, but doctors want to warn you, cold weather injuries are still concerns even in 30 degree weather.
While this weekend will likely feel great compared to the last few days, doctors still recommend wearing layers, avoid wearing wet clothing and keeping track of how long you’re outdoors.
“Now that it’s getting warmer people are going to be moving around more and they might neglect that this is still very cold weather. You can still get injuries, you can still get frostbite , you can still become hypothermic,” said Mayo Clinic Health System Family Medicine Resident Physician Andrew Zhao.
Mayo Clinic recommends you wait until temperatures are consistently above freezing before cutting down on those layers.
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