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How long does it take to die from hypothermia

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Konold
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Hartd to say: There have been many times that a "dead" person has been brought to the er only to have them be revived through warming and life support. There is a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: If you are dry, naked on an ice floe, you are much safer than wet or immersed in water because the heat loss is so much faster in the water.....It is ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
36 years experience in Travel Medicine
Trick Question ; ): Someone falling into very cold water would likely die in a few minutes, but from drowning, hot hypothermia. If that same person was wearing a personal ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Very little time. : Hypothermia is defined as having a core body temperature below 95 degrees f or 35 degrees c. How long it takes to drop your body temperature to that ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience in Family Medicine
It depends: Depending on the severity and duration of the hypothermia and other effects they experienced such as frostbite.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Quite a while: Frostbite injuries are classically very slow to declare a correct amputation level. What initially seems to be non-salvageable can heal remarkably but ... Read More
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Its a process: Sepsis can occur swiftly (hours) when/if bacteria that elaborates destabilizing chemicals enter the bloodstream. A persons system may be handling an i ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: Depends on how fast the body core temp drops. Definition: below 95 degrees: depending on the body temp: between 95-89.6 - poor peripheral circulatio ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: Cooling depends of various factors and mainly the actual temperature of the lake.....
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Not likely to happen: Just a cold shower alone can not cause hypothermia. You would have to be in very cold weather for a prolonged period of time. A cold shower will just ... Read More

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