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11 month old has a temp. Of 95.5. Is that normal or what should we do child is stuffed up and throwing up.

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Dr. Howard Orel
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In brief: Although

Although a "normal" temperature is 98.
6 there are many factors other than sickness that can cause a low reading such as type of thermometer, location of where reading is taken and even whether a child has had something cold to drink before an oral reading. If your thermometer reading is accurate (it is always a good idea to repeat an abnormal reading to verify accuracy) a low reading may signify significant illness. If your child is ill appearing and having symptoms, it is always best to have a physician examine your child in a timely manner.

In brief: Although

Although a "normal" temperature is 98.
6 there are many factors other than sickness that can cause a low reading such as type of thermometer, location of where reading is taken and even whether a child has had something cold to drink before an oral reading. If your thermometer reading is accurate (it is always a good idea to repeat an abnormal reading to verify accuracy) a low reading may signify significant illness. If your child is ill appearing and having symptoms, it is always best to have a physician examine your child in a timely manner.
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