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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Alishea | 2005/12/13

Q.

low body temperature

my 8mth old baby had the flu and his temperature variated between 38 and 39.3 for three days. we finally got the fever down, but now his temperature is only 35.8 (and theres nothing wrong with my thermometer, i checked!). he seems fine, laughing and playing as usual, but i'm a bit worried about his temp.

is a low body temp also a sign of illness? should i take him back to the doctor?

thanx
alishea

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is normal so please don't worry.Don't forget this is the skin temperature which is at least 1degree lower than body temperature.

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