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A kids temp is at 95.7 is that in the normal range?

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A kids temp is at 95.7 is that in the normal range?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Pediatrics
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Was this a oral (mouth) temperature reading?

Is he sick? Did he feel hot? Or the chills?

Did he recently have something cold to drink?

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Pediatrician: Dr. Mark, Doctor replied 8 years ago

OK.

Since you are offline at the moment, generally 95 degrees or below is considered hypothermia:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hypothermia/DS00333

Oral temperatures tend to run on the lower side, than say a true temperature (rectal), and also if the temperature was taken close to when he may have had a drink of cool water/soda, etc, it also could have influenced the temperature reading.

Regardless, if this is a true reading, the simplest thing is to bundle up. If this is a possible reaction to an infection (e.g. he has other symptoms) keeping a close eye on the temp and other symptoms, if worsens, to take him to the pediatrician.

But if I have been outside on a cold day and gotten a little chilly, my temperature could run a little lower than normal, like the temperature he has.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
it's two girl's they are 2 year old with 95.7 and the scound girl is 4 year old with 100.4 temp. my question is there temp. normal?
Pediatrician: Dr. Mark, Doctor replied 8 years ago

The average temperature, when taken in the mouth, is 97.6

95.7 is lower than average, but is probably still considered near normal and not hypothermia (below 95).

A temperature of 100.4 is higher than normal, and probably would be considered a temperature, which could be caused by illness, or hot weather / exercising / hot baths, etc.

Of course, both of these temperatures could have been affected by recent cold or hot drinks.

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