A 40-year-old female asked:
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is it ok that my 5 yr olds body temp always drops down to 95.2 every night? ped wasn't concerned because it slowly rises to 97.0 after he is awake.

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Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Temp drop: Our body temperature normally drops while we are sleeping during the night. The temperature taken on your child in the ear canal or mouth may not reflect his/her accurate core body temperature. Rectal temperature might be a better way to check the core body temperature.
Answered on Apr 2, 2014
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