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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My 8-year-old daughter gets back the fever three hours after giving the medicines. Do I need to reduce the interval between the doses?

Query: Hello doctor, My 8-year-old daughter is having a fever for two days. I took her to a pediatrician and he gave me Brufen 14.5 ml to alternate with Panado 8.5 ml dose, every 8 hours. But the problem is, after taking the medicine, the temperature goes down, but after three hours it goes up again. So th...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. As per the information provided, your daughter is only having a fever and no other problems. For fever use these medications as mentioned below - 1. Syrup Panadol (Paracetamol 250mg/5ml) - 8 ml as and when needed. You ...  Read Full »

I suffer from gastric issues, temperature fluctuations, and loss of appetite. Why does my body temperature fluctuate so much?

Query: Hello doctor, I had suffered from pharyngitis and had a fever for 20 to 25 days. I was on antibiotics for ten days. My throat is fine now, but I have really bad gastric issues. My stomach hurts, and there are a lot of acidities. I feel throat irritation at the moment after eating something from outs...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, I have gone through the reports as you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). No need to worry about temperature. It is a normal temperature. No need to worry about fever. By your history and description possibil...  Read Full »

I attended a gathering one week before and developed a runny nose, mild temperature, and headache. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I attended a gathering one week back and for the past two days, I am not keeping well. I have a runny nose, headache, mild temperature, and often feel tired. Is it anything that I need to worry about? Can you suggest ways to feel normal? Is it any bacterial or viral illness? Should I t...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I am sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. Based on the symptoms you described, it is possible that you have contracted a viral illness. However, it is not possible to confirm the cause of your symptoms without a medical evaluation. ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing several different low heart rates during the same night. Is it bradycardia?

Query: Hello doctor,I own a Fitbit smartwatch. My resting heart rate, and my lowest heart rate at night, is relatively low. However, I am neither particularly young nor extremely fit although I train a little daily and have done so all my life (cardio and gym). I have enclosed some pictures that first show...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern. According to your symptoms, you have suffered from low heart rate during sleeping time, insomnia, and low body temperature.Average resting heart rate during sleeping time may vary from person to person. Resting heart rate during sleeping 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 Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 right ...  Read Full »

What do my high body temperature, tiredness, weakness and giddiness signify?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a married woman. My body has a high temperature, and I feel tired, weak, and giddy. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The symptoms you have described can be due to high or low blood sugar levels, high blood pressure, or altered thyroid hormone levels. I suggest you get your sugar level, blood pressure checked, and a thyroid profile test. I also suggest: 1) T...  Read Full »

My daughter is 5 years old and has been suffering from a high fever since yesterday. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 5 years old, and she weighs 12.5 kg. She has been suffering from a high temperature since yesterday, which is between 102 to 104 F. I give her the tablet Dolo every 4 hours, but her fever is not going down below 102 F. Is it advisable to give a tablet Meftal? Kindly help...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Yes, If her fever is more than 100 F and she is not responding to Dolo (Paracetamol), then you must give Meftal P (Mefenamic acid) 5 ml every six to eight hours. If the fever comes down to 100 F, then give the tab...  Read Full »

Temperature fluctuations after having sex with a CSW. Am I HIV positive?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a protected sexual encounter with a CSW. The very next day I found little white nonraised dots on the head of my penis. The dermatologist told me that it was a fungal infection and prescribed Ketoconazole cream and Fluconazole tablet. However, I have undergone an HIV antibodies te...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Manchanda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, if the condom had been used consistently and correctly and it did not break or slip off then the chances of acquisition of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) or any other STI (sexually transmitted infections) is nonexistent. Another reassuring point is tha...  Read Full »

Why do I feel lethargic, and am I not able to digest milk and ghee?

Query: Hi doctor, My left nose has been blocked for a few years and some thin material is coming out of it. I am always feeling tired. I cannot digest ghee, milk and my stomach always feels empty. My body heat level is high and I am sweating more. I am also losing weight and getting thin. My blood report a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please share with me if you have been having abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Also, please let me know if you have the similar symptoms when you eat yogurt and cheese. I think you are having lactose intolerance. That is causing malabsorption of the important multiv...  Read Full »

My son has an increase in temperature, chills, and shivering. Is it due to malaria?

Query: Hi doctor,My son is experiencing an increase in temperature, chills, and shivering. I am worried. Will he be suffering from malaria? We have given for blood tests, but the reports will be available tomorrow. Can you help my son and me as I am worried? How can I help my son? What steps should I take ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi,Welcome to check the temperature of the child with a thermometer. If the temperature is 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more, give tablet Crocin (Paracetamol) (dose as per the weight of the child) or give Ibugesic Plus (Ibuprofen and Paracetamol) (amount as per the weight of the chil...  Read Full »

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