you may notice shivering and exhaustion if they have been outside for any period of time when the temperature is dangerously low, or the heat in their homes are not working or power has been turned off.
Many times you will notice that they seem confused, or disoriented. Their hands may be fumbling, and they have slurred speech. You try and talk with them, they seem to have memory loss or are to drowsy to speak.
These are signs of hypothermia.
Signs in Infants, are bright red, cold skin. They seem to have very low energy. Non-responsive.
Get medical attention immediately, if the person’s temperature is below 95 degrees. Until you can get medical care, there are a few steps to begin warming the person.
Get the person into a warm room or if they are outdoors, and warm shelter.
Remove their wet clothing, and warm the center of their body first. That would be their chest, neck, head, and groin. Use skin-to-skin contact under loose, dry layers of blankets or if you have towels available. An electric blanket would be the best, if available.
Keep person or infant wrapped in warm blankets, wrap their head and neck also, and get Medical help As soon as possible.