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What causes low body temperature (95.3) when sick with the flu?

What causes low body temperature (95.3) when sick with the flu?

Sweating & inflammat: Both high body temp (fever) as well as low (hypothermia) are immune responses to an infection. IL-1, a key protein, causes sweating & a rise in body temp. After the sweating, the body cools. Blood from the core organs (warm) gets shunted to the skin where it dissipates, cooling the body & lowering the temperature. Again, both HIGH and LOW body temp can indicate infection.. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Hypothermia (Definition)

Low body temperature. It can be due ...Read more


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Is low body temperature also a sign of fever?

Is low body temperature also a sign of fever?

Low temperature: Or hypothermia may suggest an infection as fever or high temperature does. Alternate conditions may cause both, but infections are, by far, the most frequent. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice!! low body temperature and then fever?

Can you give me advice!! low body temperature and then fever?

Infection: Low temperature can be a sign of infection as much as fever. If you are feeling weak, dizzy you should go to your doctor or an emergency room ...Read more

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What is considered a fever if I naturally have low body temperature?

What is considered a fever if I naturally have low body temperature?

Fever: Fever is generally considered to be a temperature of 38 degrees celcius (100.4f) or higher. Having a lower basal temperature may not necessarily change that. ...Read more

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What might cause a fever followed by an abnormally low body temperature?

What might cause a fever followed by an abnormally low body temperature?

Nothing I know of: No one has answered your question so far because we are not aware of such a thing as fever followed by hypothermia. ...Read more

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What is the explanation for a person sufferinn from low body temperature and feeling cold (96.5-96.7f) after having episodes of high grade fever (101f?

What is the explanation for a person sufferinn from low body temperature and feeling cold (96.5-96.7f) after having episodes of high grade fever (101f?

Post infection: It is not unusual to have post infection fatigue,clamminess and low body temperature after the febrile period of the infection has resolved. This post viral state can last a week or more. ...Read more

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A 3 year old girl with a high fever of 103 and had a seizure yesterday and then today low body temperature 95. What should we do?

See pediatrician: You should have your child seen by your pediatrician. A temperature of 95 degrees is very low. think about how you took the temperature. Possible error in measurement. ...Read more

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Common causes of low body temperature?

Common causes of low body temperature?

Many: Low body temperature may be due to exposure to cold conditions, infections that lead to sepsis, use of alcohol or other drugs in the setting of cold conditions, adrenal, pituitary, or thyroid gland dysfunction, acute brain injuries such as stroke or trauma, spinal cord injury, or brain tumor. Low body temperature is defined as body temperature less than 36 degrees celcius or 95 degrees farenheit. ...Read more

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Low body temperature. What should I do?

It depends: Acute drops in body temperature can be a sign of an acute illness or injury and you should be seen by a health care provider right away. If this is a chronic issue and you have no other symptoms, you may be someone who's temperature exists on the low end of normal. Either way, it would be worth discussing with a health care provider. ...Read more

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What could a low body temperature indicate?

Hypothermia: Low body temperature can be environmental due to exposure, particularly wet cold conditions. Hypothyroidism is the most common metabolic condition associated with a low body temperature. ...Read more

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Is it wrong if I have low body temperature?

How low?: A temperature slightly, up to 1 degree F, lower than the "normal" is okay if you have no symptoms. You may consult this site for more information on this topic:
http://www.webmd.com/first-aid/body-temperature
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What causes low body temperature in an adult?

What causes low body temperature in an adult?

Low body temperature: The vast majority of low temperatures in adults are actually normal. We say 98.6 is the normal temperature, but actually normal is a range from approximately 97 to 99. The rare pathologic and clinically significant causes of low body temperature are hypothyroidism, hypothermia, severe infection in the blood stream, shock, and the period just after a high fever (often your body overcools itself). ...Read more

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Why would a child have a low body temperature?

Why would a child have a low body temperature?

May be hypothyroid: If you are not very ill, which can lead to a low temperature, and the temp is below 97. 6, you may be hypothyroid. Remember, 98.6 is average, normal can be 1 degree above or below. The temperature normally goes down at night and is lowest about 4:00-6:00 A.M. About 2 hours before awakening. Then it can be as low as 97. ...Read more

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What makes someone ever have a low body temperature?

Thyroid: Many people are on the low end of normal. It could be your normal or hypothyroidism. (low). It is most likely fine. I would ask what you are calling low. Many people have a normal body temperature but think they are low or high based on incorrect information they have been given. You can also be low due to environment. "normal" for adults is generally considered above 96.5f-99.5f. ...Read more

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Low body temperature dip, ovulating?

Low body temperature dip, ovulating?

Probably Not: Usually when you ovulate your basal body temp rises. After ovulation Progesterone is increased which would cause a rise in temp. ...Read more

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What causes low body temperature around ovulation?

What causes low body temperature around ovulation?

Basal temperature: Your temperature is not lower at ovulation it is your baseline temperature. After ovulation you have an increase in temperature by about 1/2 to 1 degree caused by progesterone. If you are not pregnant your tempaerature will return to the basal level when your next period starts. Some people note a slight drop in temp just prior to ovulation but this is not consistent. ...Read more

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Can immunosuppressants cause low body temperature?

Can immunosuppressants cause low body temperature?

No (not directly): If a person become seriously infected (septic) while on an immunospressant they can have a low body temperature. Drugs that directly cause low body temperature include meds for anxiety, depression, alcohol, beta blockers, opiods, and general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Current low body temperature after drinking/drug use last night?

Current low body temperature after drinking/drug use last night?

Stop it.: Bundle up in a blanket, have some warm soup and stop doing drugs. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a low body temperature but don't feel sick?

Probably nothing: If you have low thyroid hormone you may run lower than normal body temps, as well as if you have been out in cold weather for a long time period. It would be helpful if you told us what your temperature was, and how you measured it. ...Read more

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Why might it be that someone who is bleeding a lot have a low body temperature?

Check hormones: Low temperature and changes in menstrual flow may indicate a thyroid imbalance among several other possibilities. A routine TSH level may not this dysfunction. See a doctor well versed in hormone evaluation and women's health. ...Read more

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What is low body temperature?

97: The normal temperature is 98.6 degrees. When a composite of people are examined it is found that temperature can rise or decrease about 1.5 degrees depending on time of day, activity, hormonal cycle etc.. It is found that 97 degrees is the lower limit and below this is hypothermia. ...Read more

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S low body temperature a bad sign?

Low body temperature: A mildly low body temperature is not always a problem. A temperature less than 95f (35c) is considered hypothermia and temperatures this low can produce problems for a person. ...Read more

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What is considered a low body temperature?

What is considered a low body temperature?

Below 36.3 oral: The temperature at different parts of the body vary. The core temperature which is closest to that taken rectally is usually higher. The temperature taken in a clinic is usually oral temperature. By averaging people's temperature, it was determined that the normal temp is 36.8 plus or minus 0.5 so it would have a range of 36.3 to 37.3. ...Read more

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What causes low body temperature in adults?

Variety: Hypothermia or low body temperature can be caused by endocrine disorders, most commonly hypothyroid , infection or exposure to prolonged elements. The thyroid is responsible for our temperature regulation and our metabolism, among other things. Low circulating levels of the active compound can make us feel weak, cold, gain weight , etc. More commonly in elders they have hypothermia with infection. ...Read more

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Is it weird that I have a low body temperature?

Is it weird that I have a low body temperature?

May be hypothyroid: If you are not very ill, which can lead to a low temperature, and the temp is below 97. 6, you may be hypothyroid. Remember, 98.6 is average, normal can be 1 degree above or below. The temperature normally goes down at night and is lowest about 4:00-6:00 A.M. About 2 hours before awakening. Then it can be as low as 97. ...Read more

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What can cause low body temperature in a young person?

What can cause low body temperature in a young person?

Low temperature: Low body temperature may be caused by heat loss from the body due to environmental exposure. Secondary causes of hypothermia in young people can be related to problems with the body's ability to regulate heat, as occurs in stroke or neurologic injury, spinal cord injury, low blood sugar, and in alcoholics or mentally ill who do not seek shelter from lack of recognition of cold. ...Read more