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what does low temperature in children mean

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Your set point: There is no normal temperature. If you at 97.5, that is your normal.
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Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Low Temp.: If no symptoms, this is your normal temperature.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
What time is it?: Your temperature varies during the day. It may be around 96 early before you get up and close to 100 on a warm afternoon. 98.6 is an average. If it's ... 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Normal: That temp range is normal. Your child may be simply overtired or may be coming down with something. Provide fluids, let him/her rest and provide tlc- ... Read More
A 47-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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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Longevity: There are some theories that a lower body temperature may be associated with longer life span.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably nothing: If you have low thyroid hormone you may run lower than normal body temps, as well as if you have been out in cold weather for a long time period. It ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends on health: Healthy individuals are frequently started at 100 mcg of levothyroxine. Don't use armour thyroid. Less healthy individuals might be started at 50 mc ... 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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