U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Valley Park, MO
A 21-year-old female asked:

I normally run a 96.5 to 97.4 temp but today i was coughing and a little bit of a sore so i checked my temp and it was 93.8 what should i do?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 24 years experience
No Fever: Don't be concerned with low body temperature unless cold exposure, very young or very old. Your body's natural rhythms will cause temp variation through day. Temp taking technique can also show varied results. Body adjusts bloodflow to skin to protect core temp and will alter temp you can measure from outside body.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Related questions

A 21-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 23-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 42-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Apr 13, 2013

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.