New frostbite treatment used in Colorado

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DENVER -- In these bitter cold temperatures that hit record low this week, it's important to bundle up.

In case you don't bundle up in these dangerously cold temperatures, this new treatment for frost bite may come as good news.

Frost bite takes less than 30 minutes to set in.

Emergency rooms normally treat frost bite with warm water but sometimes you can loose your fingers or toes.

"You may feel a waxy-ness or a gray colors, and that's because the blood flow isn't there, its frozen," said nurse Samantha Weimer.

This burn center in Aurora, sees the most severe frost bite cases.

In this hospital in Colorado a drug normally used to treat strokes, has been found to also treat frost bite, see details in video above.

STORY: Staying warm in these sub-zero temperatures

Most people prefer to stay indoors, when it's this cold outside.

But you may have a job working out side, like these people staying inside is not an options.

Their stories in the video below:

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