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At What Temp Do You Have A Fever
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?
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
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 more
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 more
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