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Jan. 19, 2016For Immediate Release
Don’t Let Frosty Forecasts Nip at Your Children’s Health and Safety
A Guide to Outdoor Winter Play
OMAHA, NEB. – During the winter season, children should be allowed to play outside, but for how long and in what temperatures? Boys Town Pediatrics offers
guidelines for winter outdoor play.
Frostbite is a condition that results in extremely cold tissue and manifests itself visually through a white or grayish appearance in the skin during early stages, followed by a blackening in more advanced stages when skin tissue begins to die.
Hypothermia occurs when a child’s core temperature drops below 95 degrees. The normal core temperature ranges from 98-99 degrees. When playing outside in the cold and snow, a child’s body can lose heat quickly. Hypothermia warning signs include:
“Remember to watch the temperature, bundle up, watch for any warning signs, and most importantly, have a safe and fun time with your child this winter season,” said Jason Bruce, Pediatrician at Boys Town Pediatrics.
ABOUT BOYS TOWN PEDIATRICSBoys Town Pediatrics is keeping kids healthy with extended evening and weekend appointments and scheduled same day sick appointments seven days a week. Our Board Certified pediatric specialists offer diagnosis and treatment services for life-altering disorders, chronic conditions and serious injuries. To learn more about our specialized care for kids and meet the physicians of Boys Town Pediatrics, visit
boystownpediatrics.org. Boys Town Pediatrics, together caring for kids.