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What should I do about the body temperature of a person with a burn?

When a person suffers a burn, he or she is less able to regulate body temperature. As a result, a person who has been burned tends to become chilled.

To help maintain body temperature and prevent hypothermia, keep the person warm and away from drafts.

Remember that cooling a burn over a large area of the body can bring on hypothermia. Be aware of this risk and look for signs of hypothermia.
While you should avoid extremes of temperature, maintenance of body temperature is not a priority in severe burn management. After removing the person from danger, seeking prompt assistance from healthcare professionals should be the priority.

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