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What is hypothermia?

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Hypothermia is when your body temperature dips below 95°F. You might think of hypothermia as something that only happens when you’re exposed to extremely cold weather for a long time, but it happens indoors, too.

If your body loses too much heat, it can be very serious, even fatal.

From: What Is Normal Body Temperature? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Kids Health: “Fever and Taking Your Child’s Temperature.”

Mayo Clinic: “Fever: First Aid,” “Fever,” “Hypothermia.”

Paediatrics & Child’s Health : “How to take a child’s temperature.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Vital Signs (Body Temperature, Pulse Rate, Respiration Rate, Blood Pressure)."

Cleveland Clinic: “Your Child’s Fevers: 5 Common Myths Debunked.”

American Family Physician : “Evaluation of Fever in Infants and Young Children.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on February 05, 2017

SOURCES:

Kids Health: “Fever and Taking Your Child’s Temperature.”

Mayo Clinic: “Fever: First Aid,” “Fever,” “Hypothermia.”

Paediatrics & Child’s Health : “How to take a child’s temperature.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Vital Signs (Body Temperature, Pulse Rate, Respiration Rate, Blood Pressure)."

Cleveland Clinic: “Your Child’s Fevers: 5 Common Myths Debunked.”

American Family Physician : “Evaluation of Fever in Infants and Young Children.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on February 05, 2017

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