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A 26-year-old member asked:

my husband has a fever of 100. how much is to high?

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Dr. Malinda Linn
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Fever: The technical definition of a fever is 100.4, otherwise it is merely called an elevated temperature. Many different types of infection, inflammation, even allergies can cause elevations in temperature. A fever greater than 103 or an elevation in temperature for greater than 2 weeks is definitely concerning and should be further evaluated.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

I have a fever of about 100 and I really want to be at ballgame tomorrow. What should I do?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Take tylenol (acetaminophen): A low grade fever should not deter you from going to or even participating in a ballgame if you feel otherwise well. You can suppress the fever with tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin.
A 26-year-old member asked:

I just developed fever 100.5.I was fine before that. No other symptoms. What is it!? By the way I never have fever even when i'm sick.

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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Wait & see: I don't tell patients they have a fever unless their temp is over 101. Small elevations in body temperature can have any number of causes, from minor viral infections to over-exertion or over-exposure to heat. Keep an eye on your temp and try to stay cool; if your temperature continues to rise, then you need to see your dr.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the temp of a fever--over 100?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
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 illness. Under 2 mos of age this elevation requires immediate care.Over 105 requires immediate attention at any age.
Brooklyn, NY
A 50-year-old female asked:

What should I do if I have a fever of 100.8?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): 650 mg every 4 hours as needed for temp.
A 47-year-old member asked:

My 7yr has fever over 100 for 24hrs with no other issues...Why?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Virus?: Could be a mild viral infectionviral with just a low grade fever. If fever is still there after 4-5 ould be a mild viral infection.

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