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Hypothermia

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Trauma Surgery 40 years experience
Cold: Hypothermia is caused by loss of body heat. This can occur in injury, immersion in water, surgery, exposure outdoors, etc. Some conditions call for de... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Warm body...: There are many ways to slowly warm a patient who has hypothermia. Examples include, warm blankets, warmed IV fluids, warm water peritoneal lavage, hem... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Low body temp: 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hypothermia: happens because body temperature drops below normal.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Please see below.: Treatment includes preventing further heat loss, then careful rewarming, as well as respiratory support. Hypothermia can cause heart rhythm problems,... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
General Surgery 35 years experience
Circumstance depends: walking/hiking outdoors with hypothermia can make you slow and sleepy, with risk of more damage as you cool down further. Frostbite results when parts... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Please see below.: Symptoms can include mood change, irritability, poor judgment, rhythmic or repeated movements, slurred speech, difficulty moving, fatigue, coma, or ev... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Please see below.: Symptoms can include mood change, irritability, poor judgment, rhythmic or repeated movements, slurred speech, difficulty moving, fatigue, coma, or ev... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 24 years experience
Yes: Hypothermia can occur in temperature exposures of 50f or higher in wet and windy weather. Certain factors can predispose people to developing hypother... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
The tests for Hypothermia include:: Basic metabolic panel, Complete blood count, Xray of chest, Clotting factors, Electrocardiogram, Arterial blood gas, Blood sugar.

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