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Unstable Body Temperature
I am currently experiencing a very unstable body temperature during the night, I would get up in the morning with fever, when I am exposed to cold?
Doctor can evaluate: A person with possible morning fevers can get a big calendar and write down the morning and the bedtime temperatures for 1-2 weeks (an ear thermometer is easy to use, and the temperatures from each ear should match fairly closely). Then, he can take the calendar to the doctor for an evaluation (go sooner if feeling ill) to look for infection, hormonal problems, auto-immune disorders, cancers, etc. ...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
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
Temp: The basal body temperature of a given human varies through a 24 hour cycle. 99 can be perfectly normal for a particular person at a particular time. In medical training its important to treat the individual and not a singular number. ...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 more
No: That is within the normal range of temperatures. 98.6 F is a statistically derived normal temperature. ...Read more
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
Hypothermia: That is very low for a core body temp. See a health care provider and assure you have your temperature taken professionally, as even oral thermometers can provide false readings. Best wishes. ...Read more
Normal: Body has an internal thermostat that triesto maintain temperature at 98.6. When you exercise, the body heats up and releases energy through sweating. ...Read more
Increase body temp: Exercise in the heat. But may get heat stroke. Difficult to change as the body has a built in thermostat. ...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
Around 4 am: It is usually lowest around 4 am. ...Read more
It is probably YOUR normal body temperature!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...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
Around 107: It appears to be 107 degrees f. At that temperature cells start shutting down and dying, leading of course to eventual body death as organs turn off and are damaged. ...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
Body temp: It is very difficult to change your body temperature. I would wear more clothes in winter if you are cold. ...Read more
Physiology: That's normal physiology. Good pick up! Body temperature is lowest in am and highest in pm. ...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
Depends: Typically during an infection, body temperature is higher, which is commonly known as fever. But at times with severe infections, the body temperature may actually be lower, as it may suggest that the body's immune system not able to mount an appropriate response to the infection. ...Read more