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Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
How Old? How Low?: Keep in mind that 98.6 is simply an average temperature. A lower temp may be normal for him. A child who is very ill can have a low temperature whic ... Read More

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A 4-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
No: People have different baseline temperatures. Those numbers are fine.
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: Some people have a lowertrmperature whichis normalat 96or 97.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
LOW BODY TEMPERATURE: You did not say how low is your temp'even though 98.4 is cosidered normal bp.But some people have 1 to 1.5 degree lower than that as their normal temp ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Usually...: ...It means you took it wrong. In hypothyroidism or hypothermia, you'd be feeling very weak with a really low temperature.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Likely no: True hypothermia (medical term for low body temperature) is defind as less than 95°f (35°c).
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Freezer door open?: If you are otherwise healthy and active, then you are the lower end of the "bell curve" that makes up the spectrum of "normal" temperature. Not everyo ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Hypothermia: Hypothermia occurs when body temperature falls below 95°f (35°c). In the United States, hypothermia is primarily an urban phenomenon associated with ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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To ER: If your baby stopped urinating, take her to the ER right away. Dehydration kills infants. She may not be eating for reasons like sores in her mouth, t ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many: but a viral infection tops the list.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
21 years experience Pediatrics
Low Temp: This is generally not worrisome. For starters, most thermometers are not %100 accurate. Additionally, the most important factor is your child's appea ... Read More

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