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Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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When charting basal body temperature each morning to detect ovuation, what type of temperature change would let you know you are ovulating?

Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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When charting basal body temperature each morning to detect ovuation, what type of temperature change would let you know you are ovulating?

Increase in temp: You usually get an increase of @ 1 degree at ovulation and it should remain increased. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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David Escobar
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What is the normal body temperature of a child and a adult?

David Escobar
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What is the normal body temperature of a child and a adult?

98.8 Degrees F: 98.8 degrees fahrenheit (or 37 degrees celsius) is the "textbook" normal temperature. However, individuals can have slightly lower or higher normal temperatures. Also, our body temperature naturally fluctuates throughout a 24-hour period (circadian rhythm). ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
10 years in practice
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How to increase core body temperature long-term?

Dr. Stephen Southard
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
10 years in practice
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How to increase core body temperature long-term?

No great way: There really isn't a long term way to do this without chemically/hormonally altering your body. Body temperature is regulated by the hypothalamus - a special area of the brain. There is no way to consistently affect the set point in this area. It's why overall temperatures are fairly consistent across people of all different sizes and body types. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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My body is getting heated terribly. Please tell me some food items that cool my body temperature?

Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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My body is getting heated terribly. Please tell me some food items that cool my body temperature?

Temperature: A temperature is often the body's response to some infectious process. You need to be examined to assess why you are hot, as opposed to simply trying to eat foods that will cool you. If you can not get your body temp. Down until you see a doctor with antipyretic medications, than soaking in tepid (cool) water will help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Board Certified, Pediatrics
34 years in practice
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How should a child be dressed, with a normal body temperature?

Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Board Certified, Pediatrics
34 years in practice
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What is comfortable: Kids have the same thermostats as we do. So wherever you are comfortable they will probably be fine. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Mathew
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Normal body temperature?

Dr. Alvin Mathew
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
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Relative term: What's normal for you might be different than other people but in general, 98.6f is consider ok. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Herring
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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Is a 99 body temperature bad? Sick?

Dr. Ronald Herring
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
12 years in practice
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Is a 99 body temperature bad? Sick?

Temp: The basal body temperature of a given human varies through a 24 hour cycle. 99 can be perfectly normal for a particular person at a particular time. In medical training its important to treat the individual and not a singular number. ...Read more

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Dr. Lee Peter Bee
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
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Can normal human have body temperature 98.9 or 99 .1 ? Is it normal?

Dr. Lee Peter Bee
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
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Can normal human have body temperature 98.9 or 99 .1 ? Is it normal?

Yes: There is no single temperature reading that is “normal” for all patients, although many consider an oral temperature of 98.6° F (37° C) the norm. Age, exercise, hormones, stress, environmental temperature, time of day, body site, and medications can all influence body temperature. In general, an oral body-temperature range of 96.4° F to 99.1° F (35.8° C to 37.3° C) is acceptable. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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94.4 body temperature in a man. What would cause that?

Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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Hypothermia: That is very low for a core body temp. See a health care provider and assure you have your temperature taken professionally, as even oral thermometers can provide false readings. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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If my normal body temperature is 97 F ,would 99 F be considered a low grade temporature ?

Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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If my normal body temperature is 97 F ,would 99 F be considered a low grade temporature ?

Fever: 100.4 F is considered a fever for everyone. We all have a slight variation from 98.6 F which is a statistically derived normal temperature. By convention 100.4 F is deemed an abnormal temperature or a fever. We do not adjust that definition for individuals. ...Read more

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