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

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.

If you have hypothermia, your heart rate will be monitored and you may be given oxygen to help you breathe. You may be treated in intensive care.

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

Hypothermia is where your body temperature gets dangerously low (below 35C).

Page last reviewed: 25/06/2020
Next review due: 25/06/2023