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A 25-year-old female asked:

What is a cause of mild hypothermia without being in cold water? can a flu? its 33.5. if so what kind of flu? swine?

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Hypothermia: Temp <35 c (95f). The most common cause is environmental (being in a cold place). Flu does not cause hypothermia. If you are sick with a virus you get chills and cold sweats because you body is releasing heat thru' your skin (capillaries open up- skin feels hot-& sweats) in order to lower temperature , but is not hypothermia. If outside temp is low, stay inside, wear gloves, socks, clothing.
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