Body Temperature Isn't Actually 98 Degrees

Well, it can be...

One size fits all is a silly approach for most things. Sure, a standard certainly helps, especially in medicine, but when it comes to body temperature, not everyone has an internal temp of 98.6 degrees. In fact, some people's temperatures vary slightly; I know mine usually runs at 97 degrees. 

But did you know that our temperature can fluctuate just according to the time of day? Or that a normal temperature is actually anywhere between 97 and 99 degrees for adults, or 97.9 to 100.4 for kids and babies? That kind of information seems crucial, especially for new parents. It's good to know, especially if the only symptom you have is your fever.

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