We’ve all heard the acronym “RICE” for rest, ice, compression, elevation. But if you get pummeled during a snowball fight — or run out of ice at home –SNOW can be applied to a wound or injury with a soft, thin cloth between. Leave it on for 15 minutes at a time to lessen the pain and reduce inflammation. Do NOT use ice or snow for snakebite injuries, however, as the venom actually increases risk of frostbite, which could potentially cause longer-lasting damage than the venom itself!
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