A 5-year-old male asked:
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son has food allergies and eczema, but healthy. twice now, in a couple months, he has had a low temp while sick(96.3) his norm:97.5. worry?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
? thermometer: His regular temperature appears to be below average and I wonder as to how accurate the thermometer is. Try another one to see if you get the same measurement. I have no ready explanation for the lower temperature while being sick but it is possible that being less active or not eating tends to lower one's temperature. However the accuracy of your thermometer should be verified.
Answered on Dec 5, 2014

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