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A 23-year-old male asked:

If i have a oral temp of 98.6 and a rectal of 100.2 do i have a fever?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
No - you are ok.: Normal for rectal temp is 97.9–100.4°F (36.6–38°C). Normal for oral temp is 95.9–99.5°F (35.5–37.5°C). REF: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323819
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