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What is considered a low body temperature?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
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 taken in a clinic is usually oral temperature. By averaging people's temperature, it was determined that the normal temp is 36.8 plus or minus 0.5 so it would have a range of 36.3 to 37.3.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What is considered a fever if I naturally have low body temperature?

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Dr. Jason Adler
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Fever: Fever is generally considered to be a temperature of 38 degrees celcius (100.4f) or higher. Having a lower basal temperature may not necessarily change that.
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Why would a child have a low body temperature?

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Dr. Robert Lang
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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 can be 1 degree above or below. The temperature normally goes down at night and is lowest about 4:00-6:00 A.M. About 2 hours before awakening. Then it can be as low as 97.
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Is it wrong if I have low body temperature?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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 this topic: http://www.webmd.com/first-aid/body-temperature For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.
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What could a low body temperature indicate?

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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 associated with a low body temperature.
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Should i be concerned about my low body temperature?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See your doctor: Its worth having your doctor take a look just to be safe.

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