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Changes In Body Temperature
Is it bad to have your AC on in your car full blast and then get off to 108 degrees f? Can you get sick changing your body temperature so rapidly?
Not really: This appears to be similar to hot and cold showers, which are very healthy. It increases and decreases your arterial diameter. It may actually be good for you. But I am not aware of any study that has looked at that. You may find something on google scholar. With any underlying disease, such as high blood pressure, you must check with your doc! ...Read more
My body temperature is ususally 36.6 C however in hot days it changes and rises up to 37C or 37.3C. I am worried, why is this happening, is it normal?
Yes: Normal temperature is a range from 36.1 C to 37.7 C. It is normal for a person's temperature to fluctuate over the course of the day. We are coldest in the morning and warmest in the late afternoon to early evening. It is also normal to be hotter after exercise or being in a warm environment. ...Read more
I get little bumps all over when my body temperature changes drastically. Normally after gym or when I have been out side in the snow. What are they?
Goose bumps: These are goose bumps . We call it pilo erection. This a vestigial ( or not useful anymore) reflex seen in other animals also. Caused by the contraction of muscles at the base of each hair. In animals like cat, it make them appear bigger and furious so that it could scare the enemy away. For us , we don't have that much body hair , so vestigial. ...Read more
Since last 10 days my body temperature changes alot throughout the day morning 98 evening 99.6. CBC normal.
When charting basal body temperature each morning to detect ovuation, what type of temperature change would let you know you are ovulating?
When my body temperature changes i sneeze. What is that all about? Also, sneezing is awfully painful on my throat and nose?
Vasovagal response: Vagus nerve creates that feeling of sudden cold after sneezing similar to shock like feeling you get when you are frightened. This is due to increased pressure near neck area. That is also the reason for pain in throat and nose the increased pressure. To help use slight pressure under your nose just above the lips "philtral dimple" this will help to reduce excess pressure during sneezing. ...Read more
98.6 degrees : The normal body temperature has long been thought to be 98.6 degrees fahrenheit, but there are several factors that affect body temperature. Normal body temperature varies by person and can also increase or decrease as a person ages, changes environment, changes diet or alters medication. Temperature readings can also vary slightly based on the method of temperature reading and the time of day. ...Read more
Hypothalamus : The hypothalamus is the regulatory gland, but does rely on a multitude of feedback from sensors throughout the body. See this simple explanation. Hope this helps! http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/thermo/heatreg.html ...Read more
Biphasic: Your normal body temperature is lowest in very early morning, gradually rising through the day to up to 99.9 f. The curve is the exact opposite of the curve of your cortisol levels (highest in am, lower in pm). This is normal diurnal curve. ...Read more
Broken thermometer: More likely to have a broken thermometer or incorrectly used thermometer rather than truly low core temperature as suggested by your reading. Why did you check in the first place? If you're well, probably nothing to worry about. If you're not well, then go see your family doc for true reading, evaluation & treatment. ...Read more
Subnormal: Temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is considered normal. When the temp goes lower you may have an infection, be dying or could be in need of a new thermometer. More information would be needed to get to a working diagnosis. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: That is within the normal range of temperatures. 98.6 F is a statistically derived normal temperature. ...Read more
100.4 F: A fever is defined as temperature above 100.4 f. Generally, temperatures above 104 is considered hyperpyrexia, where some of your body's cells and proteins will be destroyed. This is very dangerous and means there is a serious pathology taking place. If you notice high fevers, temperature rising quickly or any major temperature swings, go to the er or call your physician immediately. ...Read more
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