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What should I do if I have symptoms of hypothermia?

First and foremost, get yourself somewhere warm. Shed any wet clothes (especially the cotton ones) and hop in a warm shower if possible.

If you can’t get somewhere warm, then getting as close as possible to someone else and sharing body heat will help significantly. One word of caution, though. Be very careful if your skin is numb, because hot water (anything more than a hot shower) or a heating pad can burn numb skin without you even realizing it.

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