Body Temperature

Human beings' average body temperature ranges between 36.5 to 37.5°C or 97.7 to 99.5°F. However, the body temperature can vary based on work, time of day, age, gender, menstruation, food, and people. Also, body temperature is not the same throughout the body. Higher than average temperature is known as fever or hyperthermia. Fever can be a sign of underlying infection, flu, and other systemic disorders. Low body temperature is hypothermia that can occur in hypothyroidism, anorexia, stroke, alcoholism, etc.

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What are the cause of my husband's extreme shivering and profuse sweating at night?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband was in a below-freezing weather all weekend, day and night, for military training. Nine of the men he was with went to the hospital for various cold weather injuries. Since coming home, he has been suffering from what seems like a cold in the daytime, but at night, he has extr...  Read Full »


Dr. Jeremy David O'kennedy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you are describing sounds like the starting stages of a respiratory tract infection (RTI). Viral respiratory tract infections, especially influenza, are more common during colder periods of the year and have a high incidence in military settings. Virus or bacterial o...  Read Full »

My 2.5-year-old toddler is sleeping too much. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a little concerned that my 2.5 year old toddler has been sleeping too much lately. He woke up at 4 AM the day before yesterday, but he was fine yesterday. We went to the regional center yesterday, where he played and we reached home by 2 PM. He went to sleep at 2.30 PM and has...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. It is not healthy for a child at this age to sleep so much, it can happen if the child has developed a viral infection, or it can be the effect of some drugs. You should ask your child if he has taken anything without informing you. It i...  Read Full »

Why is my 1-year-old son vomiting and has a fever and cold?

Query: Hi doctor, My one-year-old son is having fever, cold, and vomiting. He has a temperature of 39 degrees.   Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq/com. If the temperature is above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, you can give syrup Crocin 125 mg/5 ml 4 ml (Paracetamol) on an SOS (save our soul) basis every four to six hours. If the temperature stays above 100 degrees Fahrenheit for more than three days or if the temperature...  Read Full »

Can high body temperature cause brain damage in children?

Query: Hi, My 4-week-old son is always running hot. We have an infrared thermometer that we use. Is it normal for parts of the body (neck, chest, belly, etc.) to go over 100F? We have measured on his forehead, and it is 98F, as well as checking rectally it is 98F too. My wife is concerned that he may be o...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The body parts that are covered continuously may have a little higher temperature record than the exposed body part. As the rectal temperature is normal, it is absolutely fine, not to worry. Just take care not to put too many clothes or ti...  Read Full »

I have mild sore throat and temperature. Should I consult a doctor for Covid-19 symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a mild sore throat last Friday and started to take Strepsils then the pain gone last Sunday. But early morning today at around 2 AM I had chills until the morning. I took Paracetamol right away. My body temperature is 37.2 currently. Should I go to the hospital? Are my symptoms ...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Viral infections produce similar symptoms. Common cold or seasonal flu produces similar symptoms as does Coronavirus. However, it is the severity of symptoms that are worrying in Coronavirus and the body's response to contain the virus. There is no need to panic righ...  Read Full »

Is there any relation between BBT raise during ovulation and conception?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 17 years old and from there on I was taking Diane 35 to regulate my periods. I was having three months gap between periods and sometimes was regular before treatment. Now I am 25 years old, married and trying to conceive. So I had stopped Diane 35 la...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chance of pregnancy in the ovulatory cycle is around 25-30%. As ovulation was confirmed, you have some chance. Rise in basal body temperature is an unreliable predictor of ovulation, and once you had confirmed ovulation by a more reliable test (ultrasound), there...  Read Full »

What is the most accurate way to measure body temperature?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a question regarding body temperature measurement. What is the most accurate way to take one's temperature?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The anal temperature is the best way to measure the core temperature of the body. For further information consult a family physician online -->https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/family-physician   Read Full »

Digital vs. analog thermometer.

Query: Hi doctor, I feel like my forehead is hot, and I have a fever. I have both digital and analog thermometer. The underarm temperature in the analog thermometer shows 98.3 F, and in the mouth, it shows 99 F. The underarm temperature in the digital thermometer shows 98.4 F, and in the mouth, it is 99.1...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, this is not a fever. Both thermometers are accurate, but analog is better. Mouth is better for checking the temperature and 1 to 2 minutes is sufficient for checking the temperature. Normally, oral temperature is more than axillary temperature by 0.5 to 1 F, ...  Read Full »

I get nervous and body temperature increases during foreplay. Is there any medicine for it?

Query: Hello doctor,When I start foreplay I get so nervous, body temperature gets so hot, and heart rate beats so fast. I get precum in 2 minutes after that erection goes. So after that, I do not know when I can get an erection again. Will it come after half an hour and after that will I be fine? Is this n...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is common to feel nervous during foreplay initially, most of the time it becomes normal after few days so it is better to wait few more days and spend more time during foreplay so that ejaculation will not be fast and you can enjoy your sex life to the full extent...  Read Full »

My 15 years old daughter had flu shot two weeks ago and her body temperature is not constant. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 15-year-old very healthy, active and fit daughter had the flu shot two weeks ago. Today she woke up this morning with lethargic, chills, shivering, cough, headache and body aches. She is sleeping on and off. Eating a little. It is unusual for her to get anything. No medications or h...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Attack of flu is unlikely to come. However, it is possible to have some other viral infection leading to such symptoms like fever, cold, running nose, chills, and temperature. In such a situation, it is better to use a drug like Paracetamol (Acetaminophen) 10 mg per ...  Read Full »

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