When the result is a consequence of exposure to cold(snow,etc)the patient should be kept in a cool room and he should not be exposed to a current of air.If there is no signs of life the patient should be covered with snow.The mouth and nostrils being left out,the patient should be placed in such a position that the melted snow should be readily run off and the process should be renewed.In case of non availability of snow,a cold bath with a very cold water may be substituted,the body can be immersed in cold water for a short time.After that the body should be covered with clothes wet in cold water covered tightly and then a blanket should be wrapped,due care should be taken and the body should be rubbed properly.This process should last for hours together until it becomes apparent that restoration is not possible.
After restoration Carbo veg.30,Arsenic alb.30 or Veratrum alb.30can be given according to symptoms.
|Though the body is very cold;patient wants fanning,fresh air
||Carbo veg.30 or 200
|When the body becomes cold,cold sweating and blueness of the body
||Verat alb.30 or 200
|Restlessness but can't move because of excessive weakness
||Arsenic alb.30 or 200