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Body Temperature Of 99 Degree Fahrenheit – Fever Or Normal?

Body Temperature Of 99 Degree Fahrenheit – Fever Or Normal?

Health & Fitness
Deciding if body temperature of 99 is normal: Let's go back to the origin of the average body temperature 98.6 or 99. Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich, a German physician arrived at the normal human body temperature in 1868. While the average was 98.6, he did notice that body temperature variesĀ from person to person and also vary during different parts of the day. The thing is that the temperature reading alone may not be of much significance unless it comes with a spectrum of symptoms. 98.6 is just an average: Dr. Sharaang Sachdev, Consultant, and Coordinator - Emergency, Dharamshila Narayana Hospital say, "People think that fever is bad but it is body's normal response. Our temperature normally varies during the day. It is lowest in the morning and little higher