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A 23-year-old female asked:

99.9 is fever?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Fever: Yes. A fever is a temperature above 98.6.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Fever: Per Mayo Clinic - "The following thermometer readings generally indicate a fever: Rectal, ear or temporal artery temperature of 100.4 (38 C) or higher. Oral temperature of 100 F (37.8 C) or higher. Armpit temperature of 99 F (37.2 C) or higher." So, if it is oral temp it isn't quite a fever.

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A 18-year-old male asked:

Is a recall temp of 99.5 after showering and putting on heavy clothing a fever. It happened around 9 am and oral temp was 98.2. Fever or not?

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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Maybe yes, maybe no: Our temperature fluctuates throughout the day, and varies depending upon your physical activity, the environmental temperature, clothing, time of day, etc. I suggest that you 'treat the symptoms, not the fever'. In other words, if you feel well, don't worry, but if you have symptoms of illness, address the symptoms.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

My temp is usually around 97.9 and 98. Something but the last 3 or 4 mornings i haven't felt the greatest and its been about 99.5. Is this a fever?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Slight though. Most likely some infectious (viral) process that is going on. Hopefully, it will go back to normal in a couple of days. Drink plenty of fluids and take extra rest.

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