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Is it ok that my 5 yr olds body temp always drops down to 95.2 every night? Ped wasn't concerned because it slowly rises to 97.0 after he is awake.
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Temp drop
Our body temperature normally drops while we are sleeping during the night.
The temperature taken on your child in the ear canal or mouth may not reflect his/her accurate core body temperature. Rectal temperature might be a better way to check the core body temperature.

In brief: Temp drop
Our body temperature normally drops while we are sleeping during the night.
The temperature taken on your child in the ear canal or mouth may not reflect his/her accurate core body temperature. Rectal temperature might be a better way to check the core body temperature.
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Ok
If he seems to be doing well, it should be ok.
Body temp varies throughout the day and drops while we sleep. Also, skin or ear thermometers may read low. A rectal temp is the "gold standard" though i suspect taking his temp in this manner will wake him up (and in a bad mood).

In brief: Ok
If he seems to be doing well, it should be ok.
Body temp varies throughout the day and drops while we sleep. Also, skin or ear thermometers may read low. A rectal temp is the "gold standard" though i suspect taking his temp in this manner will wake him up (and in a bad mood).
Dr. Matt Malkin
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