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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 husband has shivering and profuse sweating at night. Why?

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 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 »

How can I overcome frostbite?

Query: Hello doctor,I moved to a cold country, and am concerned about frostbite. Can you explain what frostbite is, how it occurs, and what steps I can take to prevent it? Also, are there any medications or treatments I should have on hand in case of exposure to extremely cold temperatures? Kindly help.Th...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Frostbite is damage to the skin caused by extreme cold. It happens when the skin, nerves, and blood vessels below the top layer of the skin freeze. Rain, snow, water, and wind can cause the skin to cool faster, which may lead to frostbite. Wet skin and clothes can dra...  Read Full »

Can you explain how depression and body temperature are related?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been struggling with depression, and have noticed changes in my body temperature. Can you provide insights into the connection between depression and body temperature, especially in the context of a major depressive disorder? Additionally, are there specific symptoms or consideratio...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your first query consult is on us! Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation and concern. Changes in body temperature can be associated with depression, including major depressive disorder (MDD). Here is some insight into the conne...  Read Full »

Does my low temperature indicate something serious?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old female, approximately 5 feet, and weigh 115 pounds. I have not been feeling myself the past few days. So, this morning I checked my temperature and it was 97.5, and now it is 96.1 degree Fahrenheit. This worries me as my temperature normally stays around 98.9 degree...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If the core body temperature drops below 95 degrees Fahrenheit it is a potentially serious condition and immediate treatment must be sought. If you already feel unwell it would be a good idea to go to the ER now given the temperature is 96 or dropping. Also, keep you...  Read Full »

My temperature varies in morning and during the day. What does it mean?

Query: Hi doctor,In the morning and during the day, my temperature goes to about 35.6 to 36 degrees Celsius, but during evenings and nights, it goes from 37 to 37.4 degrees Celsius. Does it mean anything, or should I be concerned?Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is not uncommon for body temperature to fluctuate throughout the day, with temperatures typically being lower in the morning and higher in the evening. Generally, a normal body temperature ranges from 36.5 degrees Celsius to 37.5 degrees Ce...  Read Full »

Can my baby have her shots while having fever?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is a month and a half. Her two month appointment for her shots is due very soon. But, she had been coughing a little and sneezing since about two days ago. She felt a little warm today and I took her underarm temperature and it was 99.2. I am a first-time mother. Should I t...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please note that babies below the age of 6 months have a cough and cold occasionally. It is normal as long as the child is able to feed well. Regarding the feeling of warmth, the baby's head is always warmer than the rest of the body and a temperature of 99.2 F is no...  Read Full »

Please tell me the dose of Meftal-P for a 22 months old.

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter got fever since last night. It has been 24 hours and her fever is between 102 and 103.5 degrees Fahrenheit. She has no other symptom till now. She is 22 months old. We are giving her Fevago drops. What can we do for her?  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This could be a viral fever, so continue giving Paracetamol that is Fevago every 4 to 5 hours irrespective of fever. If fever is above 101 degree Fahrenheit, then start tepid sponging and give Meftal-P syrup (Mefenamic Acid) instead of Paracetamol. If the fever goe...  Read Full »

How to manage fever and cold in my 5.2 months old daughter?

Query: Hi doctor,My baby girl is five months and two weeks old. From yesterday, she has a fever, especially at night. She has a running nose and cold feet. She is very dull and weak. I gave her Piccan syrup and Vitamin C drops. Please help. Thank you  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can stop Piccan syrup (Paracetamol and Diphenhydramine) as of now. It is better to consult your pediatrician regarding the same as per the condition prevailing in your country regarding Vitamin C drops. Also, it is essential to see if the child's temperature is abov...  Read Full »

What are the ways long showers might impact health?

Query: Hello doctor, What are some ways long showers might impact your health? Please explain why that happens. Do you recommend people take showers of a certain length or temperature? What is ideal?  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Research has shown that keeping the temperature below 110 degree Fahrenheit is beneficial to health. Slightly cold water is also good for your health as it boosts the immune system but not too cold. Water that is cold can harbor many pathogens like Legionellae and ot...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, My 1-year-old son is having fever, cold, and vomiting. He has a temperature of 102.2 degrees Fahrenheit.  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 »

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