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Body temperature normals

Alternative names

Normal body temperature; Temperature - normal


A body temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is considered normal. Unless your temperature exceeds 100 degrees Fahrenheit (which usually indicates infection or illness), there is nothing to worry about. See fever .

Body temperature will normally fluctuate during the course of a day. For techniques on measuring body temperature, see temperature measurement . Also see vital signs .

Update Date: 4/15/2003

Elizabeth Hait, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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