The symptoms of hypothermia can vary depending on how low your body temperature has become.
The early symptoms of hypothermia are often recognised by a parent or carer. This is because it can cause confusion, poor judgement and changes in behaviour, which means the affected person may not realise they have it.
If someone has mild hypothermia (generally with a body temperature of 32-35C), the symptoms aren't always obvious, but they can include:
Moderate cases of hypothermia (generally with a body temperature of 28-32C) can include symptoms such as:
People with a body temperature of 32C or lower will usually stop shivering completely. This is a sign that their condition is deteriorating andemergency medical help is required.
The symptoms of severe hypothermia (a body temperature of below 28C) can include:
Someone with severe hypothermiamay appear to be dead. However, under these circumstances they must betaken to hospital to determine whether they've died or if they're in a state of severe hypothermia. Medical treatment can still be used to resuscitate people with severe hypothermia,although it's not always successful.
Babies with hypothermia may look healthy, but their skin will feel cold. They may also be limp, unusually quiet and refuse to feed.
Seek medical attention as soon as possible if you suspect hypothermia.
If you suspect someone has severe hypothermia, dial 999 immediately to request an ambulance.
Learn how to spot the signs of hypothermia, who's at risk, when to seek medical help, and how to prevent getting hypothermia.
The symptoms of hypothermia can vary depending on how low your body temperature has become. It can often cause confusion, poor judgement and changes in behaviour.
Hypothermia is caused by getting too cold, as the body loses more heat than it can generate and the body temperature drops below 35C (95F).
Learn about how hypothermia is treated, including treatment in the home, what to avoid, and when to seek medical advice.
Read about simple measures you can take to prevent you, your child or elderly relatives getting hypothermia, such as wearing appropriate clothing and heating your home.