Hypothermia Symptoms and Treatment

Dangerous drops in body temperature can occur due to power outages, being stranded in winter storms, and other unforeseen situations, and they must be treated quickly to minimize their long-term effects.

In some very rare, severe cases, the person has been exposed to the cold long enough to require emergency attention directly at the scene. However, in most cases, low-grade hypothermia can be effectively treated by medical professionals at a nearby clinic or hospital emergency room. At Physicians Immediate Care, we offer professional, convenient treatment for cases of hypothermia.

Symptoms of hypothermia include:

  • Shivering
  • Dizziness
  • Hunger
  • Nausea
  • Faster breathing, increased heart rate
  • Slow, shallow breathing
  • Trouble speaking, slurred or mumbled speech
  • Slight confusion
  • Loss of coordination
  • Fatigue or drowsiness

If you or a loved one need treatment for hypothermia, feel free to walk into any of the Physicians Immediate Care clinics near you. You can also contact us for further information and reserve your time online to help streamline your visit.