Myth: alcohol will warm a person with ex

Myth: alcohol will warm a person with exposure or chills

Reality: while alcohol can make you feel flush and warm inside, it can actually exacerbate the causes of hypothermia in cold weather.

What to do: if you suspect a person is suffering exposure to the cold, move the person to a place that’s warm and dry and remove any wet clothing and wrap a blanket around them.

Warning: if the person shows any symptoms of hypothermia including confusion, excessive trembling or slurred speech – seek urgent medical attention. http://ow.ly/jlIjL

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