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Can drinking fluids help with hypothermia?

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Yes. Give the person a warm drink, if conscious. Avoid caffeine or alcohol.

From: Hypothermia Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "Winter Weather: Hypothermia."

Red Cross: "Frostbite and Hypothermia."

Healthwise: "Hypothermia."

National Institute on Aging: "Age Page -- Hypothermia: A Cold Weather Hazard."

Merck Manual: "Hypothermia."

Journal of the American Medical Association : "Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation" and "Emergency Cardiac Care."

American Heart Association: "Cardiac Arrest in Accidental Hypothermia."

Hypothermia Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 15, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: "Winter Weather: Hypothermia."

Red Cross: "Frostbite and Hypothermia."

Healthwise: "Hypothermia."

National Institute on Aging: "Age Page -- Hypothermia: A Cold Weather Hazard."

Merck Manual: "Hypothermia."

Journal of the American Medical Association : "Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation" and "Emergency Cardiac Care."

American Heart Association: "Cardiac Arrest in Accidental Hypothermia."

Hypothermia Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 15, 2019

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