What causes low body temperature in child?

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Posted on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 in Child Health
Question: My toddler had a temp earlier of 99/100 and now shes asleep and her temp is showing 95.7 & 96.6. Why would it be so low? Should i take her to the er
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
If she's otherwise normal dont worry

Detailed Answer:
Hi...sometimes ambient temperature can cause this. If she's others wise active, voiding uribe well...don't worry.

If she's not active even after waking up then take her to the nearest emergency room.

Low temperature can be caused by ambient temperature, sometimes infection or sepsis and anticipated pyretic medications or recovering viral illness.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 2 minutes later
She is a little congested as well
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Looks like viral respiratory infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi....this looks like viral respiratory infection. If she's breathless or coughing a lot then she needs medical attention. Kindly keep me posted about her fast breathing, low temperature, urine output and activity pattern.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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