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Onlinedoc, General Physician
Category: Health
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Experience:  B.A.M.S with experience in Medicine,Ayurveda, Integrative, CAM
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Is a temperature of 96.2 normal? OTC cough medicine. Up to

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Is a temperature of 96.2 normal?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: OTC cough medicine. Up to this point my temperature has been normal.
JA: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?
Customer: About 2 weeks. No. Started as a cold.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I get bronchitis easily
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 9 months ago.

Hello and thanks for your question.
It's my first priority to help you.

I understand your concern.

As pr your description,such 96.2 is not worrisome.

Boy temperature below 95 F is considered serious.

Sometimes low temperature(96.2) means that your body is being attacked and you are not fighting the infection properly.

You should maintain a good hydration with Gatorade and warm liquids.

Also start a multivitamin & multi-mineral supplement.

You should avoid painkillers like Advil.

Also steam inhalation and saline gargles can be helpful.

You should take OTC Mucinex DM.

And elevate your head with any extra pillow while sleeping.

Humidifier in room can be tried.

If your cough is persistent with phlegm and shortness of breath,chest pain while deep breathing then see your doctor for a clinical exam and chest X-ray should be done.

Feel free for further queries. It's good to discuss rather than quit.
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