Did You Know? Hypothermia - a condition that occurs when the body temperature drops to or below 95 degrees - is most likely at very cold temperatures. Because babies are more likely to develop hypothermia, it's important to limit outdoor time. If you do venture out, watch for hypothermia symptoms, such as cold, red skin and a weaker-than-normal cry.
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When temperatures drop as little as 10 degrees, arthritis pain can increase. "Cold weather, humidity, and barometric pressure can all aggravate everday aches and pains," says Scott Brasseur, MD, internal medicine specialist at Spectrum Health Pennock.
"When pain doesn't respond to basic treatments, seek professional care," Dr. Brasseur says. "New pains should be reported to your physician, as should chronic pains that no longer respond to treatment that was effective in the past." Discuss winter pains with your primary care provider.