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Fever is a response: Something must have happened to you for the body to activate this immune defense. Although somewhat primitive, turning up the body temperature makes it harder for any invading germs to survive. A thorough history on where exactly u went, what exactly u did and what happened to u could reveal the source of the fever. If you're feeling ill, why not check in with your doc? Hope u feel better. ...Read more
Maybe not abnormal: Many people assume that 98.6F (or 37.0C) is the maximum normal human body temperature. It's not. It's actually the average temperature in most people. Everybody's body temperature rises and falls during the day, with highest typically in the evening hours -- and 99.8 is within the proper range. Since you otherwise are well, probably nothing is wrong. But see your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more
Two months of low fevers and sharp intermittent pains, at first mostly left side, now also right side.
Persistent fever: Full examination and work up as soon as possible. ...Read more
5yro gets fevers every month & last weeks. No other sickness and they come out of the blue. Tests show she is "normal" but this isn't. Whats going on?
Viruses: Kids on school age and preschoolers may get up to 1-2 cold a month. ...Read more
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