HypothermiaOverview

overview

Hypothermia is where your body temperature gets dangerously low.

symptoms

Symptoms of hypothermia include shivering, cold skin, slurred speech and confusion. Babies with hypothermia may feel cold and limp.

treatments_overview

Hypothermia needs to be treated quickly. If you think someone has it, call 999 and try to gradually warm them up while you wait for help to arrive.

causes

Causes of hypothermia include not wearing warm clothes in cold weather, falling into cold water and living in a cold house.

prevention

Keeping your house warm, having warm drinks and wearing extra layers when you're outside in the cold can help reduce your risk of hypothermia.

Page last reviewed: 31/05/2017
Next review due: 31/05/2020