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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
97 to 100: Generally 97-100 degrees F would be considered normal.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Neyman
17 years experience General Practice
98ish: 98ish. It is important to know fever is defined as 100.4 and higher. Normal body temp varies some from person to person.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It is normal for anyone at any age.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Body temperature : It could be normal depending on what part of the body the temperature is taken like axillary (under the arm) or sublingual (under the tongue).
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Flu risk: Actually the risk is just the opposite. The highest risk is with the very young and the very old.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
No: Teens should have lower blood pressures than adults.
A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Depends on location: taken. Skin/under-arm temps least reliable indicator. Also be aware normal is defined as average to include central 95.8%(+/- 2 SD) range of sample gr ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
20 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Yes it rises for both, a little more for women and children than adult men. This is part of the natural cricadian rhythm.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. DAVID AMOS
50 years experience Family Medicine
Chicken pox: Younger child may still have the passive immunity which is no longer present in older chidren or adult.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Normal isnt good: The average american gains 1-2% of body weight each year. Not a good average. 70% of us are overweight. Shoot for maintain weight if you are at a heal ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Please clarify: your question. Am not sure what you mean by that. Thanks.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Fever: There may be some truth to it. However any fever higher than 101.3 f is considered significant to be evaluated.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
70-105: Fasting blood glucose should range from 70 to 105 mg/dl. A level of 126 and above plus diabetic symptoms, e.g., excessive drinking from thirst, is di ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Regular: Brushing and flossing. I recommend flossing first then brushing for five minutes once in a 24 hr period to be sure you get all the bacteria off the ch ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: 37 degrees celcius is the same as 98.6 degrees fahrenheit. This is considered normal temperature for the healthy be they old or young. The elderly h ... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
12 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not a usual test: You are asking the wrong question. A D-dimer is unlike other tests in that you need a reason to obtain one. This reason impacts the interpretation. Th ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Lower than yours: Somewhere around 100-110/60-70. With increasing weights in children, we're seeing those numbers creep up a bit though.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience Family Medicine
Axillary 97 F, 36 C: The normal human temperature is 98.6 degrees fahrenheit (+/- 1 deg is fine) or 37 degrees celsius (+/- 0.5 deg is fine). Under the arms, the normal a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Respiratory compromi: Lower immunity may be the reason for quick spread of disease causing respiratory compromise.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
TBI: Treatment of tbi is really based on the sequelae of the brain injury and focused on the problems whether they be speech, motor function, etc.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Nutritional reserves: Primarily seen in african countries, kwashiorkor is a protein-calorie deficiency, seen in starvation. The younger children have less muscle, less rese ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience Cardiology
Not really older: but doctors often say a "heart may be older than chronological age" when it looks weaker than normal or its arteries have more blockages than expecte ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
Abnxiety: Over sudden severe drop could cause some elevation. - i can only think of vasoconstriction of peripheral blood vessels due to cold as another possible ... Read More
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