A 42-year-old member asked:
Can I get hypothermia just out in the air?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Jason Adler answered
23 years experience in Pediatric Critical Care
Yes: Hypothermia can occur in temperature exposures of 50f or higher in wet and windy weather. Certain factors can predispose people to developing hypothermia, such as alcohol consumption. Home treatment may raise body temperature to normal in some mild cases of hypothermia but this can require hospital care if moderate to severe.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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