Doctor insights on:
Rectal Temperature Temp
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 6 year old daughter woke up this morning with a head ace, diarrhea and vomiting also her rectal temperature was 96.7 is this temp too low?
No: Temperatures are rarely 98.6 exactly and can vary a degree or two downward. No worries about her temperature. ...Read more
Is everybodys normal temperature 98.6? When is the best time to determine mine? My temp. Runs in 97.6.
No.: No. My normal temperature is the same as yours. Your temperature can vary depending on what time of day you take it. There is no right time to take it. ...Read more
My temperature is 96.2 and I have had bronchitis & am getting better. Should I worry about the low temp?
Is 35.5 degrees celcious a normal temperature in a 20 year old male? Fluctuating temp high and low as high as 40 degrees celcious
Not normaly.: Normal temperature in a 20 yr male should be 37 deg celcius or 98 deg f. There is a large variability in the technique used to measure temperature. 40 is high. There are medical conditions which can cause this. Please get help. ...Read more
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 more
What is happening to me? My face is constantly flushed and hot. So is my body surface temp but I took my temperature, it turns out to be normal.
Flushing & Allergies: Facial flushing and feeling hot could be due to stress, medications or other substances. It could even be due to weather or environmental exposures and might be due to allergies. Without more detailed information than what you provided here, it would be impossible to give detailed advice. I would recommend seeing your physician. ...Read more
Today my body temperature is usually from 96.8 -97.0, once it was 95.7, a few times it was 97.2 and twice it was 97.5. Is it abnormal? Is it low temp?
Normal temperature: Temperatures in this range usually are not abnormal. If consistently under 96 it could be a sign of underactive thyroid gland. Probably all is OK but to be maximally safe, discuss this with your doctor, especially if you also have low energy, weight gain, or hair loss. FYI, 98.6 is the average human temperature, but slightly lower or higher levels aren't necessarily abnormal, especially low ones. ...Read more
My records show that my temperature averages 97.9) 12 times recorded) So if I have a 99.2 temp, how should I interpret this...
Fever: Not necessarily. Depends upon the manner in which you are taking your temperature (oral, axillary, rectal, etc.) and the time of day. It is generally assumed that if your temperature exceeds 100 degrees that this is not normal. Some people may have lower body temps than others, sometimes due to metabolic conditions. ...Read more
If my normal body temp is 96.9 average, would upper 98 degrees be considered a (low) fever temperature?
No: Doctors prefer to look at signs and symptoms instead of a number from a thermometer. We don't worry about a temperature in the 98 degree range in a normal person. ...Read more
16dpo my temp drop to 97.61 and 17dpo temp rise to 97.72 with pinkish spotting is my temperature suppose to rise again?
Both are low: If one takes Clomid (clomiphene) to induce ovulation ovulation usually occurs 6-7 days after the 5 day course. Fertility is highest when one has intercourse the day before ovulation when the cervical mucous strings between the finger and thumb and doesn't break. The day of ovulation the t generally rises and stays a little higher. If one is vit d3 deficient the t is often low and fertility is decreased. ...Read more
Throughout my life, my body temperature has been about 96.6. What does it mean that my temp is significantly outside of normal ranges?
How long does HIV remain active once it outside of it's host. Aside from temperature fluxations, what is the average time depending on regular temp?
Not long: Hiv does not typically live very long outside it's host, mainly because it requires a temperature of 98.6 degrees, give or take a degree or two, to survive and flourish. It can live anywhere from several minutes to a few hours on surfaces, depending on the surface and the environmental conditions. Many soaps, bleach, and peroxide will kill the virus on surfaces. Beware of used syringes, however. ...Read more
I was at work (temp 71) wearing jeans/tee and suddenly was cold. I checked my temperature and it was 92. I am warm now but what could this have been?
Incorrect reading: I suspect the temperate was either taken improperly or the thermometer is incorrect; you may want to compare that reading to a different thermometer. A body temperature of 92F is what you see in moderate to severe hypothermia whether from cold exposure or shock, and it can result in death. Some people's body temperature varies naturally but not below 96 to 97 or so. ...Read more
I've heard eating or taking a hot shower can temporarily affect body temperature. By how much and how long should I wait after either to take my temp?
This is an: Interesting question that I've never heard asked or answered before so I will give you my best educated guess: I would say an hour. It is very possible your temperature will be normal sooner than that, but I would think an hour would allow things to normalize. I can't imagine there is actually any experimental or scientific literature on this question. Good wishes:) ...Read more
If your usual body temp runs at about 97.6 F, is a temperature of 98.6 F actually a fever for you (elevated temp)?
Feeling feverish?: Everyone is unique -from the nose we have to the body temp we keep. 98.6 deg F doesn't apply to everyone as a 'normal temp' & in your case u seem to run at 97.6? - Note that the body temp goes up & down throughout the day (circadian rhythm). I think u would KNOW IT if u had a fever -there should be a subjective feeling of that. I wouldn't trust a 'number' from a thermometer, it needs to correlate ...Read more
What may be causing remittent fever? Elevated temperatures very early morning but normal temp the rest of the day.
If my usual normal body temperature is an avg of 97.4, does having sudden temp increase of 98.8 constitute a fever?
What could be the cause of fever like symptoms (chills, etc.) without an actual temperature (my temp is 98.6 right now)?
I generally have lover body temperature of 97.5. It is now been at 95.3. I have been very sensitive to cooler temps. And am always cold. Tired. Etc.
Thyroid Function?: Consider talking with your doctor about your thyroid function. Feel better soon! ...Read more
I measure bbt. I had 3 risen temperatures for 3 days after ovulation (14th day) & then low temp for 5 days until today. Is it normal? What to expect?
Normal: What you described is normal variation during a menstrual cycle and you should expect a normal next cycle unless you engaged in sex at the fertile period, in which case you could be pregnant. If you miss your period, do a home test 4-5 days after missed period, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit, carefully. ...Read more
5year old temperature is 96.8 is she ok? She had a 99.9 temp before she when to bed so I gave her fever reducer and she is sleep but temp dropped
For adults: What is the normal body temperature range? What is the temp. Of a fever? What is low body temp. Range? What is the high body temp. Range?
I'm charging body temp to determine ovulation yesterday I got the lowest temperature 14 days till next period then today it spiked, ov. Yest. Or today?
Is it unusual (even if possible) for overlap myeloproliferative-myelodysplastic disorder to lower an elderly person's oral temperature below 36C for about 50% of his temp readings over 2 weeks? The temperatures are highly likely to be accurate.
Can be normal: You don't need anything at all to see this is older folks. Trusting they are not hypothyroid, but if they are getting around okay, I would draw no conclusion. Different folks have different baselines and some older folks normally run a bit cooler ...Read more
Take my temp. Several times with digital thermom. Axilar temperature 95.4F, oral temp 97.9F.I know axilar is lower and not accurate but why so low? Txs
Thermometer problems: There are several factors that could explain this discrepancy between an axillary and oral temp. One might be the time you take to record each measurement. Another could be the calibration or settings of the thermometer. Temp naturally varies according to the time of day-- warmer in p.m., cooler in early a.m. Have you tried different positions in the armpit to get the highest (& best) reading? ...Read more