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Frostbite and Hypothermia Symptoms and Stages Topic Guide
Frostbite vs Hypothermia (Symptoms and Stages): Frostbite and hypothermia are two real dangers from cold exposure. Aside from cold exposure, risk factors for frostbite and hypothermia is alcohol consumption. Fingers, toes, ears, and nose are the first parts to freeze. Treatment for frost bite and hypothermia includes warming the person.
Hypothermia Hypothermia occurs when the normal body temperature of 95 F (35 C) or lower. Causes of hypothermia include exposure to a very cold or frigid environment (primary hypothermia), or when the body's temperature is altered by disease (secondary hypothermia). Treatment of hypothermia depends on the length of exposure.