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Normal Body Temperature Fahrenheit Children
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
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
What is comfortable: Kids have the same thermostats as we do. So wherever you are comfortable they will probably be fine. ...Read more
Body temp: Depends on what you all normal. Some just have lower levels and others higher. Can mean you are cold. ...Read more
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
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
None: Both are approxmately 37 degrees centigrade or 98.4-6 fahrenheit. ...Read more
Temp: Why would you want to do this if you feel OK. I would first get a good rectal thermometer and check it every day for awhile before you decide it is "low". ...Read more
Don't Worry: You should mention it & have your regular md record your baseline temp so that if you have what is considered a "normal" they know that indicates a low-grade fever for you. Normal temps, etc. Are averages and some are a little above or below for their normal but knowing your normal will help your doctors treat you better when you have problems. ...Read more
Hi I have a question. I have a normal body temperature rate but my body is always hot. Is there any way it can stop?
My core body temperature (taken orally) has ranged from 97.0 to 98.0. Is this normal? I used to always be 98.6 when yonger. 27 now.
Within normal: Don't worry, you are fine. Everyone has a range if the really took it correctly every day. ...Read more
My body temperature was 37.2\u0026#40; 99 F\u0026#41; at 12 pm and around 4 and 7 pm is it normal? Shouldn't it be about 98 at 12 pm?
Two different Units: The first one 37.2 degree is in degree celcius (98.9degree Fahrenheit), which is practically normal. Our body Temperature varies slightly in a daily basis which is normal too. ...Read more
Is a rectal temperature 1° higher than a normal temp? Also what time does the body temperature peek? . Do tod dlers have a higher body temperature?
Core Temperature: A recital temperature is considered a core temperature, or as-good-as-it-gets. So stick with the temperature you see. Also, toddlers typically feel warm, but their body temperature is the same as anyone else. ...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?
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
Certain sleep disorders can trigger the release of stress hormones (cortisol) which can then cause the production of catecholamines. These can increase heart rate, blood pressure and elevate body temperature...Causing sweating.
Someone trained in sleep medicine can order some tests and provide more information, if desired. ...Read more
Body Temperature: The normal body temperature for a baby is no different than the rest of us. 98.6f (37c) is considered the norm. ...Read more
98.6: The normal body temperature for adults is 98.6. Some people may have higher body temperatures but most normal temperatures are right around 98.6. ...Read more
Body temperature: There is a wide normal variation in body temp. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
Celsius: 37 degrees celsius is normal. 98.6 fharenheit is normal. ...Read more
Can it be normal for somebody to have an average / resting body temperature of higher / lower than 98?
Yes: My son, as an 11 year old, did an interesting trial in middle school. He measured eveyone in his class at 0900 and after playground. He found a 3 degree difference was normal.98.6 is just a starting point. You should know your usual temperature, we don't usually consider under 101 as fever in an adult. ...Read more
So I'm at a normal body temperature, but my girlfriend tells me that I radiate heat like crazy. How do I stop being the sun?
Throughout my life, my body temperature has been about 96.6. What does it mean that my temp is significantly outside of normal ranges?
My body temperature runs normal, but I feel uncomfortably hot most of the time. I'm not sure why, especially when the environment is cold.?
Hot: May need to check your thyroid for starters. ...Read more
NSAIDs: Anti-inflammatory medications interrupt your body's ability to cause inflammation, and also to decrease the ability to mount a febrile response. So, they can decrease the ability to have a fever, but should not drop your body's normal temperature set point. If your core temp is low, you may consider having yourself checked for hypothyroidism ...Read more
Sure: Certainly, 37c corresponds to 98.6 f - normal human bodies can be several degrees up or down without being abnormal, and many factors including environment can affect this. ...Read more
About body temperature (fever). Are adult fevers lower than children's fevers for the same illnesses?
Why do I still get fever at night? But have normal body temperature the whole day? What could be wrong?
If my usual normal body temperature is an avg of 97.4, does having sudden temp increase of 98.8 constitute a fever?
What to do if my body temperature often drops down below the normal. Is it dangerous and does it have any side-effects?
Body Temperature varies during the day/night and it is normal to have Temperatures below the so called "normal" 98.6....regularly!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...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