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

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

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. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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What is the temp for a fever considered?

What is the temp for a fever considered?

Temp over 100.4: 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. ...Read more

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Do suppositories work for fevers of 103 temp?

Do suppositories work for fevers of 103 temp?

Some do: Acetominophen and Ibuprofen containg suppositories will help reduce a fever, while those used for constipation will not. Your pharmacist can suggest some if you are in doubt about what you are using. ...Read more

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Is it considered fever if your temp is 37.9 C?

Is it considered fever if your temp is 37.9 C?

Fever?: For most adults, oral temp over 38 C (100.4F) is a fever. Rectal or ear temp over 38.3 C (101 F). For kids, rectal temp of 38 C (100.4) or higher is a fever. ...Read more

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Is a temp of 99.5 in the afternoon considered a fever in adults?

Is a temp of  99.5 in the afternoon considered a fever in adults?

Fever Temperature: While any elevation in temperature above average is technically a fever, a fever is often not considered medically significant until at least 100.4 degrees. ...Read more

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If my temp is normally 96.6 is it considered to be a fever at 98.1?

If my temp is normally 96.6 is it considered to be a fever at 98.1?

No: Since normal temp is 98.6 you would not have a fever. The better question is why is your normal temp so low. I think you should consult with an endocrinologist as you may be having thyroid issues. The cortisone could also be a cause. Bring a list of all meds including over the counter supplements with you to the endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pyrexia and fever and temp elevation?

What is the difference between pyrexia and fever and temp elevation?

Same/same/different: "pyrexia" and "fever" are 2 words for the same thing. In the U.S. We tend to say "fever, " while "pyrexia" is often used in the U.K. And in places where medical terminology is influenced by british usage. "temperature elevation" is less specific. You can have an elevated temperature that doesn't meet the criteria for fever. ...Read more

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99f (oral) considered as fever? My temp usually range from 98.2-98.7.

99f (oral) considered as fever? My temp usually range from 98.2-98.7.

No worries.: The body's normal temperature will fluctuate depending on the time of day, if you have recently eaten something hot or cold, and for many other reasons. A temperature of 99 is not something to worry about. ...Read more