Does common cold drop body temperature?

Patient

Q: Is it normal for the body temperature to drop when you have a cold? My temp has currently dropped down to 96.2

Doctor

A:   It is unlikely that common cold would cause your body temperature to 96.2 degrees. The most probable cause would be because of prolonged exposure to cold weather. If you have repeated low body temperature readings, underlying medical conditions such as hypothyroidism and underlying sepsis may need to be ruled out.

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