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A 18-year-old male asked:

If my normal body temp is 96.9 average, would upper 98 degrees be considered a (low) fever temperature?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Doctors prefer to look at signs and symptoms instead of a number from a thermometer. We don't worry about a temperature in the 98 degree range in a normal person.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Fever: In adults, temp of 100.4 or higher is consider to be a fever.

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Last updated Aug 11, 2020

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