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As the Tri-State braces itself for the coldest weather in years, health experts are warning about the amount of times kids should spend outdoors.
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CINCINNATI -- As the Tri-State braces itself for the coldest weather in years, health experts are warning about the amount of times kids should spend outdoors.
"Children are more temperature vulnerable than adults," said Dr. Don Duke, an emergency medicine specialist with The Christ Hospital Urgent Care. "They should not be outdoors for more than 45 minutes. Frostbite and frostnip can occur sooner and have greater severity in a child."
Duke, who has worked with the National Science Foundation in Antarctica, said maintaining normal body temperature requires balance between heat production (activity/play) and resistance to heat loss due to insulated garments.
Hypothermia may only manifest with fatigue and disinterest in activity in adults and children without recognition of low body temperature.
Here are some tips to avoid hypothermia: