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Wait...: Apthus ulcer, canker sore, cold sore...All the same. They can result from stress, fatigue or just because they want to. There is no cure but if you get them often then you can take some medicine (acyclovir) to lessen the life or ease their pain. For the most part they just have to run their course. If you don't do anything they are gone in 14 days or so. Watch spicy or acidic foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My normal oral temp is 97.9. Today I feel a tad "off". Checked temp, it was 98.1. Is this slight elevation enough to cause me to feel a little off?
Rarely oral cancer: Chronic oral lichen planus can in a small percentage develop oral cancer. Topical prescription creams such as retin a can be used in the mouth to treat oral lichen palnus. I have experience with oral Metronidazole as a treatment for lichen planus with good results. You need to be checked for hepatitis c which can be associated with lichen planus as well as review drugs as contributory cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My oral temperature is pretty much ALWAYS 37.1. I was told oral temp is cooler. So surely this means I always have a temperature?
I'll try to clarify!: While oral temp. is lower than rectal temp, you may be confusing "having a temperature" with "having a fever". 37.1 isn't considered a fever and isn't a sign of illness. Also, while 37 .0 is the AVERAGE temp, NORMAL temp. can range from 36.4 to 37.6 degrees C. You're actually unusual in having the same temp ALWAYS, since most people's temp ranges plus or minus about 0.5 degrees C. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause 6+ months of high temp? My norm is around 98.0 (oral), but since june i haven't gone more than a few days w/o hitting 99.5-100. (more details re: symptoms, tests and stuff in profile.
Body temp varies: The accepted "normal" body temperature is 98.6 degrees, but it varies from person to person, and varies throughout the day, going up and down almost a full degree at different times of day. Oral temperature is usually 0.4 degree lower than rectal temperature, so a typical oral temperature would be 98.0 if the rectal temp is 98.4. ...Read more
For?: For what purpose? Generally, unless you have some stomach or esophageal issue or you were told to not take any food or meds because of a procedure or test, you can take oral meds. But please clarify first. ...Read more
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