Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Body Temperature Decreased Home Care

Home care for hypothermia may include:

  • Get out of the cold.
  • Remove wet clothes.
  • Take a warm bath.
  • Drink plenty of warm fluids.
  • Eat food that contains carbohydrate and fat.
  • Avoid alcohol.

Body Temperature Decreased Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have hypothermia and develop any of the following:

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Last Updated: Mar 20, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Body Temperature Decreased References
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  2. Jurkovich GJ. Environmental cold-induced injury. Surg Clin North Am. 2007 Feb;87(1):247-67, viii. [17127131]
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