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What is a fever temp for adults

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Elisha
Rheumatology 7 years experience
Fever: This would be considered meeting the threshold for a febrile state or having a fever.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Normal: You have a normal rectal temp. Rectal temperature of 100.4 or more is considered a fever.

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Svengsouk
Specializes in Palliative Care
Fever Temperature: While any elevation in temperature above average is technically a fever, a fever is often not considered medically significant until at least 100.4 de... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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98.6, but...: Normal oral temperature for and adult/child is 98.6 f. 36.8 c. It depends where you take the reading: oral is usually one degree f lower than vaginal ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Wide range: There is a wide range of 'normal' temperatures for an adult - from 95 through 100 can be normal. Above 101 is what I would consider a fever that woul... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
You may need to: get back to the healthcare provider that treated you initially if the fever is increasing back up or persistent. Sometimes fever can occur due to a v... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
98.3: If the oral temp is 98.3, that is not an elevated temperature.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 45 years experience
It usily does : Cold or an upper respiratory infection are caused by viruses and frequently cause quite a few symptoms, including fever which can range from mild to v... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marco Coppola
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
100.4 and above...: ...has traditional been the definition of a fever. Please remember that ibuprofen and acetaminophen help relieve the fever and the associated aches a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Basically: Generally temp over 38 degrees centigrade or 100.4 farenheit are considered elevations. The other symptoms present detemine the severity of the illnes... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Temp over 100.4: Generally temp over 38 degrees centigrade or 100.4 farenheit are considered elevations. The other symptoms present detemine the severity of the illnes... Read More

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