A 73-year-old female asked:
I had a temp of 95.4 temp is this ok? today my temp went up to 96.7 still under the 98.6. thank you?
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Dr. Hunter Handsfieldanswered
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
You're fine. Like many people, it seems you have come to believe that 98.6F is the normal body temperature all the time. It is not. It's the average when a large number of people are tested, and over time in most individuals. But it varies normally in all people, tending to be lowest in the morning, when 95 is perfectly OK; and usually highest afternoon and evening, when even 99.5 can be normal.
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Answered Mar 07, 2021
Last updated Mar 7, 2021
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