FOX4: Doctors urge trick-or-treaters to be prepared for cold temperatures Halloween night

October 31, 2019

This Halloween, doctors are strongly encouraging parents and trick-or-treaters to take precautions for a cold night of trick-or-treating. 

Temperatures are expected to be in the 30s with wind-chills in the 20s, so dressing warm and paying attention to your body is key.

FOX4 talked to Dr. Ryan Gallagher, an emergency physician at Saint Luke's, about what signs and symptoms to watch for.

"We will be in the range where, particularly with the moisture, we worry about the potential for things like frostbite - we'll probably be in that temperature range tonight," Dr. Gallagher said. "The hands and feet are the biggest things we worry about. For more general symptoms, shivering is the first thing you're going to see. If at any point, we progress to confusion; your child's not acting right, that's when it's time to get them to the Emergency Department, things have probably gone too far."

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