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Medical experts warn people to stay out of cold weather

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With temperatures dropping below zero over the next few days, medical professionals are asking people take precautions in this weather.  

Any numbness in your hands, ears or nose are indicators that you have been out for too long.

It's recommended that people stay indoors and not travel, but if you must, be sure to wear many layers, and not just any kind of clothing.

Registered Nurse at Doctors Express, Dale Carl says, "Of the layers, you're going to want to look for wool and polyester, staying away from cotton because cotton will absorb water and actually is a hindrance to you as opposed to helping."

Mittens over gloves and warm fluids are just some ways to try to fight the cold.

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