How Do You Treat A Person With Hypothermia?

Seek immediate medical attention for anyone who appears to have hypothermia. Until medical help is available, follow these first-aid guidelines for hypothermia.


  • Be gentle. When you’re helping a person with hypothermia, handle him or her gently. …
  • Move the person out of the cold. …
  • Remove wet clothing. …
  • Cover the person with blankets. …
  • Insulate the person’s body from the cold ground. …
  • Monitor breathing. …
  • Provide warm beverages. …
  • Use warm, dry compresses.
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How Long Does It Take To Die Of Hypothermia In Water?

After 20 to 30 minutes your body core temperature will drop to 35°C (95° F.) Even in ice water hypothermia does not set in until after 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the amount and type of clothing.

Related Terms:

Mild Hypothermia
Low Body Temperature Symptoms
Hypothermia Stages
What Causes Hypothermia
Hyperthermia Cold
Body Temperature 35
Severe Hypothermia
Hypothermia Signs And Symptoms
Effects Of Hypothermia
Neonatal Hypothermia
Cold Body Temperature
Low Body Temperature 35
Hyperthermia Causes
Moderate Hypothermia
Hyperthermia Temperature

Written By Nurse009