What can I do to help relieve symptoms of hypothermia?
If you or someone you know has symptoms of hypothermia, you should get medical help immediately. In the meantime, you should:
- Get somewhere warm and dry
- Take off wet clothes and replace with dry clothes
- Wrap up in a warm blanket, hat, socks, and coat
- Drink warm liquids
When should I call my doctor about hypothermia?
Hypothermia is an emergency. You should get medical help right away if you or someone you know has symptoms of hypothermia. Left untreated, hypothermia can be fatal.
How do I know if I have hypothermia?
If you have symptoms of hypothermia and a low body temperature (under 95° F), you should contact your doctor right away, call 911 or go to the emergency room. Hypothermia is a medical emergency.