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Why would my face, forehead and arms be hot like a fever, but my body temperature is only 98.1. What doesn't add up and how to fix it? Thank you

Why would my face, forehead and arms be hot like a fever, but my body temperature is only 98.1. What doesn't add up and how to fix it? Thank you

See a doctor: Without the ability to take a full history and examine you it is nearly impossible to answer this question. Flushing of the face can be due to many different things without affecting your core body temperature. If it persists, please see your local family doctor. ...Read more

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My armpit is swollen and slightly tender, but there's no lump. My body temperature is usually under 97.5. Any connection?

My armpit is swollen and slightly tender, but there's no lump. My body temperature is usually under 97.5. Any connection?

Maybe infection: You could be developing an infection. You should follow up with your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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When I do under arm temperature do I have to do +1 or if it shows 98 stay the same?

When I do under arm temperature do I have to do +1 or if it shows 98 stay the same?

Add 1+ judgement: When you measure temperature under the arm it is called ancillary temperature. You add one. However use judgement for measuring temp. If you feel malaise and unwell then expect the axillary temp to be elevated. There are more accurate temp settings like temporal artery and auditory canal. Be well. ...Read more

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Under arm temperature of 38 but rectal temperature of 37.4. Baby was asleep before taking the temperature. What's more reliable? Shots yesterday 2m

Rectal temps: Rectal temperatures are the most closely associated with true body temperature, followed by oral then axillary (under the arm). Tympanic membrane (ear) and forehead thermometers are unreliable in the pediatric population. ...Read more

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Doctor,My oral temperature is 99.5 F and under arm temperature is 97.1 F. Which one I should consider.

Oral temperature: Temperatures taken orally are more closely correlated with core body temperature than an axillary (under the arm). Rectal temperatures are more accurate, but this procedure is usually reserved for infants. ...Read more

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What is a normal temperature when taken under the arm for an adult? The person is suffering from upset stomach, burning when when peeing, headache, cough, stuffed up nose, chest congestion, temp under arm is 101.5 but when taken by mouth it ranged from 10

Temp: Axillary(arm pit) temperatures are not very accurate. The question of fever is probably mute since you describe symptoms of infection where a fever would not be unexpected anyway. You are describing flu like symptoms for the most part. The burning when peeing could be from a urine infection though. Not knowing the patients age or other medical problems, it is probably a good idea to see a doc. ...Read more

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I seem to have a rash that moves to different parts of my body. Usually under arm, or in groin area, and sometimes a red line near it.?

I seem to have a rash that moves to different parts of my body. Usually under arm, or in groin area, and sometimes a red line near it.?

Moving rash: The armpit and groin are naturally moist, but also normally home to benign yeast, fungi and bacteria. This may be nothing to be worried about, but it can be a sign of diabetes. Diabetics are prone to infections. Other immune suppressors can also do this, so time for a check at a primary care provider more then a simple answer on line. Check it out to be safe. ...Read more

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My friend has ringworm on 3 parts of body. Under arm and front and back of leg. Could it be from my cat?

My friend has ringworm on 3 parts of body. Under arm and front and back of leg. Could it be from my cat?

Confirmed ?: If confirmed, recurrent ringworm (tinea corporis) reflects a recurrent exposure to a source. There are 3 basic sources;people, animals and the soil. If you have a furry animal a check with the vet may find it. The other two are harder to source. There are also things that may look like ringworm but are really something else. ...Read more

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Upper right side rib pain (under arm) worse when moving or breathing, took a new exercise class on Friday using upper body movement, ?

Upper right side rib pain (under arm) worse when moving or breathing, took a new exercise class on Friday using upper body movement, ?

Rib pain: It is possible the pain may be related to the exercise class, particularly if the muscle is tender to the touch. If that is the case an ice pack and rest will help you. If the pain is persistent, gets worse or causes shortness of breath you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Have a Hair drug test coming up, will be 90 days @ test, hair is under required amount, I am body hair from under arm, or chest, all new hair chances?

Have a Hair drug test  coming up, will be 90 days @ test, hair is under required amount, I am body hair from under arm, or chest, all new hair chances?

Depends: Scalp used for analysis needs to be at least 1.5 inches for testing. Body hair can be used for drug testing but it is not useful in determining the timeframe of use as growth rates on the body are highly variable. ...Read more

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