The answer is: probably, if you're an adult. Body temperature readings can vary depending on how you take your temperature. For example, in an adult with no symptoms of illness, a 96.9 armpit reading wouldn't be considered abnormal at all. Mild hypothermia is defined as a core body temperature below 95F.
Correspondingly, is a body temp of 97 normal?
The average normal body temperature is generally accepted as 98.6°F (37°C). Some studies have shown that the "normal" body temperature can have a wide range, from 97°F (36.1°C) to 99°F (37.2°C). A temperature over 100.4°F (38°C) most often means you have a fever caused by an infection or illness.
A normal rectal body temperature ranges from 36.4°C (97.5°F) to 37.6°C (99.6°F), and for most people it is 37°C (98.6°F). Sometimes a normal, healthy adult has a low body temperature, such as 36°C (96°F).
When we feel cold or chilly, the body wants to increase its body temperature because it is dropping toward the low end within the normal range. So yes, stress and anxiety can cause a change in body temperature. These changes will subside as you address your stress and anxiety issues.
Unlike the oral temperature of a healthy adult which remains fairly constant at 98.6° Fahrenheit, the normal body temperature of infants and young children ranges form 97.1° to 100° depending on the time of day, the child's activity level and the site at which the temperature is measured.
Method 2 Keeping Warm in Cold Weather
- Put on additional clothing. Layering your clothing helps to hold in your body heat, which will raise your overall temperature.
- Put on a hat, mittens, and a scarf.
- Use blankets or other materials instead of clothing.
- Eat a meal.
- Consume hot foods and warm, sweet liquids.
- Keep moving.
Symptoms of moderate to severe hypothermia include:
- shivering, but importantly, as hypothermia worsens, shivering stops.
- worsening coordination difficulties.
- slurred speech.
- significant confusion.
- apathy or lack of concern.
- weak pulse.
- shallow, slow breathing.
No, Wilson's syndrome, also referred to as Wilson's temperature syndrome, isn't an accepted diagnosis. The diagnostic criteria for Wilson's syndrome — low body temperature and nonspecific signs and symptoms, such as fatigue, irritability, hair loss, insomnia, headaches and weight gain — are imprecise.
Although a fever could be considered any body temperature above the normal 98.6 F (37 C), medically, a person is not considered to have a significant fever until the temperature is above 100.4 F (38.0 C). Most fever is beneficial, causes no problems, and helps the body fight off infections.
- Be gentle. When you're helping a person with hypothermia, handle him or her gently.
- Move the person out of the cold.
- Remove wet clothing.
- Cover the person with blankets.
- Insulate the person's body from the cold ground.
- Monitor breathing.
- Provide warm beverages.
- Use warm, dry compresses.
Method 1 Using Medically-Verified Methods
- Drink cool fluids.
- Eat crushed ice.
- Take a cold shower or ice bath.
- Place ice packs on your body.
- Relax in an air conditioned environment.
- Sit in front of a fan.
- Take fever-reducing medications.
Antipyretic. Aspirin reduces elevated body temperature (but it has little effect on body temperature in normal healthy patients). This effect is probably mediated by both COX inhibition in the CNS and inhibition of IL-1 (which is released by macrophages during episodes of inflammation). Antiplatelet Effects.
Many medications have antipyretic effects and thus are useful for fever but not in treating illness, including: NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen, ketoprofen, and nimesulide. Aspirin, and related salicylates such as choline salicylate, magnesium salicylate, and sodium salicylate.
That process may increase overdose risk as well as contributing to long-term harm in those who survive. Ecstasy (MDMA) is another drug that can be deadly when mixed with high temperatures— just like its chemical cousin, methamphetamine, Ecstasy can kill by overheating the body even in normal temperatures.
Here are some methods to try:
- Place a cool, damp washcloth on your child's forehead while she rests.
- Give your child a lukewarm tub bath or a sponge bath.
- Offer your child plenty of fluids and chilled foods, such as ice pops and yogurt, to help cool the body from the inside out and keep her hydrated.
- Use a fan.
A Regular Fever vs. a Low-Grade Fever (LGF) You can monitor your fever by simply taking your temperature. A low-grade fever is often classified as an oral temperature that is above 98.6° F (37° C) but lower than 100.4° F (38° C) for a period of 24 hours. A fever of 103° or higher is more concerning in adults.
Temperatures measured under the armpit are not considered as accurate and can be as much as 1 degree F lower than an oral measurement. A temperature above normal but below 100.4 F (38 C) is sometimes considered a low-grade or mild fever. It may mean that the body is responding to an infection.
If a low-grade fever continues to occur, the chances are, you are experiencing one of the first warning signs of cancer. A persistent fever will typically be a symptom of Hodgkin's disease, leukemia or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
A fever is a rise in body temperature. Rectal, ear or temporal artery temperature of 100.4 (38 C) or higher. Oral temperature of 100 F (37.8 C) or higher. Armpit temperature of 99 F (37.2 C) or higher.
In general, a baby has a fever when their body temperature exceeds 100.4°F, or 38°C. A child has a fever when their temperature exceeds 99.5°F, or 37.5°C. An adult has a fever when their temperature exceeds 99 to 99.5°F, or 37.2 to 37.5°C.
Fever. In most adults, a fever starts at an oral or axillary temperature of 37.6°C (99.7°F) or a rectal or ear temperature of 38.1°C (100.6°F). A child has a fever when his or her rectal temperature is 38°C (100.4°F) or higher or armpit (axillary) temperature is 37.6°C (99.7°F) or higher.