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What is the normal body temperature of a child and a adult?

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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How should a child be dressed, with a normal body temperature?

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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Normal body temperature?

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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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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If my normal body temperature is 97 F ,would 99 F be considered a low grade temporature ?

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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My body temperature is always low, but I never feel cold. Is this normal?

LOW BODY TEMPERATURE: You did not say how low is your temp'even though 98.4 is cosidered normal bp.But some people have 1 to 1.5 degree lower than that as their normal temp and they feel fine without any symptoms and do not feel cold.Your body is used to this temp and you feel normal. ...Read more

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