Recognizing Hypothermia in Children

December 4, 2015 at 6:55 pm Leave a comment

When a child’s temperature falls below normal due to exposure to colder temperatures, hypothermia can develop. It can occur more quickly in children than in adults.

  • As hypothermia sets in, the child may shiver and become lethargic and clumsy. Speech may become slurred and body temperature will decline in more severe cases.
  • If you suspect your child is hypothermic, call 911 at once. Until help arrives, take the child indoors, remove any wet clothing, and wrap him/her in blankets or warm clothes.

American Academy of Pediatrics, 1/15; SafeKids, 11/10; National Fire Protection Agency, 11/12

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