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how long does it takes for a five year old girl vs a sixteen year old girl to get hypothermia?

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Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 30 years experience
Hypothermia: Hypothermia is more serious issue for kids less than 5 yrs. 5-16 year olds develop hypothermia in similar time interval and with the same degree of exposure.
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 30 years experience
Hypothermia: Younger children take longer to recover from same degree of hypothermia because their body surface area is larger. Kids less than 5 yrs are in particular at risk. Children 5 yrs to 14 yrs develop hypothermia with same level of exposure in same time. Almost all of them ( ages 5-14) recover with minimal serious long term consequences.

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