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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
97: The normal temperature is 98.6 degrees. When a composite of people are examined it is found that temperature can rise or decrease about 1.5 degrees de ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Low body temperature: A mildly low body temperature is not always a problem. A temperature less than 95f (35c) is considered hypothermia and temperatures this low can produ ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Letourneau
20 years experience Critical Care
Many: Low body temperature may be due to exposure to cold conditions, infections that lead to sepsis, use of alcohol or other drugs in the setting of cold c ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Letourneau
20 years experience Critical Care
It depends: Acute drops in body temperature can be a sign of an acute illness or injury and you should be seen by a health care provider right away. If this is a ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Below 36.3 oral: The temperature at different parts of the body vary. The core temperature which is closest to that taken rectally is usually higher. The temperature ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruth Spector
34 years experience Critical Care
Variety: Hypothermia or low body temperature can be caused by endocrine disorders, most commonly hypothyroid , infection or exposure to prolonged elements. Th ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Hypothermia: Low body temperature can be environmental due to exposure, particularly wet cold conditions. Hypothyroidism is the most common metabolic condition ass ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
How low?: A temperature slightly, up to 1 degree F, lower than the "normal" is okay if you have no symptoms. You may consult this site for more information on t ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Hormone problems: An underactive thyroid is the most common and easily treatable cause. Other hormones can affect temperature as well. Women generally have a higher b ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience Endocrinology
May be hypothyroid: If you are not very ill, which can lead to a low temperature, and the temp is below 97. 6, you may be hypothyroid. Remember, 98.6 is average, normal c ... Read More
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