Adapted from Healthlink BC by Nila Gopaul
Normal body temperature in adults
is 34.4 °C to 37.8 °C.
People can get hypothermia
when the inside of the body drops below 35 °C.
If not treated, hypothermia can lead to death.
Read the PDF. Try the exercise.
Here are some ways you can treat mild* hypothermia:
Illustrations by: Nola Johnston
*Mild hypothermia: body temperature is 32 to 35 °C;
home treatment of mild hypothermia may be enough
to bring body temperature back up to normal.
** Warming hands and feet first can cause shock.
*** Rapid warming can cause heart problems.
*Call 8-1-1 from anywhere in British Columbia
to speak with a nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.