A 26-year-old member asked:
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what temperature is too high for an adult male?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Over 99 degrees: The body has a fairly tightly regulated normal temperature. Elevated temp is in response mostly to infection as the invading organisms have adapted to 98.6 and our defense mechanisms work the best at elevated temp. Depending upon the source of the fever, you can tough it out but if you are uncertain, you might need to see your family doctor.
Answered on Aug 27, 2015
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends on time: Human body temperature is a diurnal phenomenon, with the lowest temps occurring in the early am and highest (less than 100) in the late afternoon or early evening. 98.6 is actually a midrange average and 99 degrees is seldom representative of fever.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012

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Dr. Diane Minich
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No: rectal temperature is usually 1 degree higher than oral temp so is equivalent to 98.8 orally which is considered normal.
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