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Temperature of 96.4 after recovering from the flu almost a

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Temperature of 96.4 after recovering from the flu almost a week ago
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Not yet, I've only taken over the counter cold/flu medicine and Benadryl
JA: Do you have a fever? Do you have any other existing medical conditions?
Customer: I had a fever last Thursday/Friday, but it broke by the weekend. My temp just won't come back up properly. No other existing conditions to my knowledge
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr. Diego, epxerienced in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care.

I understand your concerns. How old are you? Do you have any cough? Any shortness of breath? Any other symptoms?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


the temperature is fine.

This is not a fever.

The low reading is probably because of the way you are taking it.

I would do a core temperature if you are concerned [rectal]