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First aid for someone who has
hypothermia

Find out how you can help someone with hypothermia.

The environment is cold. The person may be shivering, pale and cold to touch. They may also be disorientated.

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Many instances of hypothermia occur inside when there is cold weather and a lack of heating.

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Call 999 as soon as possible, or get someone else to do it.

Warm the person, giving constant reassurance.

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You can warm them by wrapping them in a blanket and giving warm drinks and high-energy foods, such as chocolate.

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