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How long does it take to die from hypothermia

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
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
Dr. Daniel Konold
Family Medicine 33 years experience
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Travel Medicine 37 years experience
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
Trauma Surgery 26 years experience
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 26 years experience
It depends: Depending on the severity and duration of the hypothermia and other effects they experienced such as frostbite.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
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 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Usually heart stops: Definition: below 95 degrees: depending on the body temp: between 95-89.6 - poor peripheral circulation, shivering, apathy, lethargy, confusion and r... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Hypothermia: Hypothermia is a condition in which the body's temperature drops below that required for normal metabolism and body functions. This is generally consi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Both: Hypothermia would impair your ability to swim, and then you would drown.

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