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What is an oral temp of 98.4 rectally?

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Dr. Robert Wolfe
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Body temp varies: The accepted "normal" body temperature is 98.6 degrees, but it varies from person to person, and varies throughout the day, going up and down almost a full degree at different times of day. Oral temperature is usually 0.4 degree lower than rectal temperature, so a typical oral temperature would be 98.0 if the rectal temp is 98.4.

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