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Temp 100 for 2 and a half years
An_244178 posted:
Hi, my child is 5 and her temps have been between 99.4 and 100.6 for about 2 and a half years now. Sometimes with mild complaints, sometimes none. The pediatricans tell me that it's not a fever, which I know, but it still seems unusual. She has had some bloodwork done which have come back fine. She has a few other things going on, but they tell me none are related. I am concerned.
Roy Benaroch, MD responded:
Your child is healthy. Stop checking the temperatures-- you're making yourself anxious, and there is no reason to worry.

98.6 is an average temperature. It's not a normal temperature, any more than 5'10" is a normal height for a man. Some people will have higher measured temps, some people will have lower measured temps. Unless there are signs of some illness, there is nothing wrong. Believe me, in 2 1/2 years, if there were anything else going on you would know it by now.
kay_kay75 responded:
My daughters temp runs low like mine it runs about 96.8, I tracked this when she was little to get a baseline for her to know what was "normal" for her. Especially since I know if I am at 98.6 I am sick and feel terrible, I wanted to be able to note this for the doctor. Also when she goes to school I will have the doctor send this information in a medical record so that if she goes to the nurses office they don't send her back to class with a "normal" temp since we know that is not normal for her.

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