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What is the maximum water temperature that can cause hypothermia?

What is the maximum water temperature that can cause hypothermia?

Hypothermia: Generally speaking there is no maximum water temperature associated with hypothermia. The ultimate result of hypothermia varies with the temperature involved, the duration of exposure, the presence of any clothing, the thickness of the skin and of the underlying fat. Hypothermia results when the core temperature drops below 95o. Thus, prolonged exposure to 94o water could do it. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Can I get hypothermia from wading in the water. Could I possibly have hypothermia?

Can I get hypothermia from wading in the water. Could I possibly have hypothermia?

Probably not...: If you can get on the computer to ask the question, then you are probably just cold. Hypothemia will cause decreased mental status and decreased motor skills. ...Read more

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How can type 1 inner ear decompression sickness be differentiated from combined hypothermia, overexertion, and exhaustion? Normal dive, 47ft for 38min with an ascent rate of 58 ft/min. Flooded drysuit in 38f water combined with 200 yd hike uphill with 80

Inner : Inner ear dcs is an extremely rare form of dcs and is not likely based on your dive profile. It is most commonly seen in deep dives with heliox mixtures (edmonds et al, diving and subaquatic medicine, 2002) and may be associated with changes of breathing gas at deep depths as a result of isobaric counterdiffusion (brubakk and neuman, physiology and medicine of diving, 2003), neither of which was present in your dive history. Additional history with regard to the onset of symptoms (during the dive, immediately after dive, delayed onset after dive) could help to differentiate iedcs from other etiologies. It would also be helpful to know whether the symtoms have improved or resolved, and if so, when. Physical examination would provide helpful information in making an accurate diagnosis. Iedcs can be associated with acute sensorineural hearing loss, vertigo and tinnitis (ringing in the ears). Inner ear barotrauma may present with many overlapping symptoms, so direct visualization of the ear drum and hearing tests would be mandatory before a diagnosis of iedcs can be made. Although i believe that iedcs is very unlikely in your case, the only way to be sure is to be examined by a qualified physician. ...Read more

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What causes low body temperature in an adult?

What causes low body temperature in an adult?

Low body temperature: The vast majority of low temperatures in adults are actually normal. We say 98.6 is the normal temperature, but actually normal is a range from approximately 97 to 99. The rare pathologic and clinically significant causes of low body temperature are hypothyroidism, hypothermia, severe infection in the blood stream, shock, and the period just after a high fever (often your body overcools itself). ...Read more

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What can cause low body temperature in a young person?

What can cause low body temperature in a young person?

Low temperature: Low body temperature may be caused by heat loss from the body due to environmental exposure. Secondary causes of hypothermia in young people can be related to problems with the body's ability to regulate heat, as occurs in stroke or neurologic injury, spinal cord injury, low blood sugar, and in alcoholics or mentally ill who do not seek shelter from lack of recognition of cold. ...Read more

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What causes low body temperature in adults?

What causes low body temperature in adults?

Variety: Hypothermia or low body temperature can be caused by endocrine disorders, most commonly hypothyroid , infection or exposure to prolonged elements. The thyroid is responsible for our temperature regulation and our metabolism, among other things. Low circulating levels of the active compound can make us feel weak, cold, gain weight , etc. More commonly in elders they have hypothermia with infection. ...Read more

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What causes low body temperature (95.3) when sick with the flu?

What causes low body temperature (95.3) when sick with the flu?

Sweating & inflammat: Both high body temp (fever) as well as low (hypothermia) are immune responses to an infection. IL-1, a key protein, causes sweating & a rise in body temp. After the sweating, the body cools. Blood from the core organs (warm) gets shunted to the skin where it dissipates, cooling the body & lowering the temperature. Again, both HIGH and LOW body temp can indicate infection.. ...Read more

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