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At What Temp Do You Have A Fever
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Keep record: Low grade fevers can be caused by viral syndrome or metabolic conditions among others - the most important thing would be to keep a log of daily temperatures for at least a month and take to your doc. Subjective "fever" is not as reliable as actually recorded temperatures. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
If my normal body temp is 96.9 average, would upper 98 degrees be considered a (low) fever temperature?
No: Doctors prefer to look at signs and symptoms instead of a number from a thermometer. We don't worry about a temperature in the 98 degree range in a normal person. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Ok i took my temp orally it said 100.7 then i took it again like 2 mins later it said 99.3 then i took it again 99.5 this is all with in 10 mins taking it now it saus 99.4 do i have a fever?
Yes: A one time reading about 100.4 is a fever - "pyrexia" or fever commonly goes up and down. With that being said, a one time temperature of 100.7 does not necessarily mean you are ill. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Leave it alone: For an otherwise healthy person fever is how your body fights a minor illness. That is how your immune system gets stronger to fight the infection. If you lower the fever with medication you slow down the healing process. As long as the fever is below 102-103 you may want to let it run its course. ...Read moreGet help now ›
For how long does body temp need to be elevated to be considered a fever? What's the lowest temp considered to be a fever?
Oral, rectal or axil: 38 C or 100.4 F is usually the cutoff for "fever" Oral is the most common, but rectal temps are the most accurate. Just one measurement of 38 or higher, or 100.4 or higher is considered a fever. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
Fever: Not necessarily. Depends upon the manner in which you are taking your temperature (oral, axillary, rectal, etc.) and the time of day. It is generally assumed that if your temperature exceeds 100 degrees that this is not normal. Some people may have lower body temps than others, sometimes due to metabolic conditions. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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