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Hello everyone hopefully someone can answere this question for me. I had a cold for a week now almost gone. I tested my temp it was 98.8 a minute later 99.5 another minute late 98.2. I dont feel feverish or achy all these temps are taken orally. Can anyone tell me why it changes every 30 secs and minute.
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973741 tn?1342346373
So, is this a digital thermometer either in your ear or on forehead?  I own a couple of these (I have kids and we have this or that to take temperatures for a few times every winter) . . .  and I notice this too.  I have chalked this up to literally being the device.  You probably would not get a big difference.  If it is an ear thermometer, it may be how far you put it in and that kind of thing.  Often mine, if I take subsequent temperatures, the temp will rise.  So, I go with the first one or if I consistently get a temperature over 100, call it a fever and just go from there.  

Would guess this is the case for your situation.  Glad you are over your cold!  Did you have a fever with the cold?

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It is a oral temp and yes I had a mild fever with my cold
973741 tn?1342346373
how are things now?  Are you back to normal?
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The normal typical body temperature is commonly acknowledged as 98.6°F (37°C). A few examinations have demonstrated that the "ordinary" body temperature can have a wide range, from 97°F (36.1°C) to 99°F (37.2°C). A temperature over 100.4°F (38°C) regularly implies you have a fever brought about by a disease or ailment.
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