Cold Emergencies

Definition:

A drop in the core body temperature, even as little as 1 to 2 degrees Celsius, from the normal of 36 degrees Celsius Sometimes this can happen within minutes, other times it takes a while to take place. It is sometimes accompanied by frost bite.

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Note:

Being wet or submersed in cold water will cause hypothermia much quicker because water is very conductive and draws the heat out of your body faster.