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A 36-year-old member asked:

Low body temperature. what should i do?

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Dr. Jennifer Letourneau
Critical Care 23 years experience
It depends: Acute drops in body temperature can be a sign of an acute illness or injury and you should be seen by a health care provider right away. If this is a chronic issue and you have no other symptoms, you may be someone who's temperature exists on the low end of normal. Either way, it would be worth discussing with a health care provider.
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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
97: The normal temperature is 98.6 degrees. When a composite of people are examined it is found that temperature can rise or decrease about 1.5 degrees depending on time of day, activity, hormonal cycle etc.. It is found that 97 degrees is the lower limit and below this is hypothermia.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

Why would a child have a low body temperature?

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Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 54 years experience
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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A member asked:

Is it wrong if I have low body temperature?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 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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A 40-year-old member asked:

What could a low body temperature indicate?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
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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A 40-year-old member asked:

Should i be concerned about my low body temperature?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 39 years experience
See your doctor: Its worth having your doctor take a look just to be safe.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

What is considered a low body temperature?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 36 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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