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What Body Temp Is A Fever
Evaporation: When your body temperature is high, it tries to cool itself by opening capillaries near the surface of the skin. This brings the "warm" blood to the surface and increases evaporation. Evaporation causes the sensation of cooling. As an example, poor a small amount of rubbing alcohol on the back of your hand; as it evaporates, you will note a sense of cooling to that area. ...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
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?
I have had a low grade (99.4 - 100.4) fever for over 2 weeks. My body temp has always been 98.6 exactly. What should I do?
See a doctor: Your temperature will vary from below 98.6 up to 100 degrees in the course of a day normally. Unless you are having temps in excess of 100 f or having symptoms beyond the sensation of warmth (chills, sweats, cough, nausea and vomiting, pains, etc.) would doubt anything serious. On the other hand, if you actually are having true fevers a good history and exam by a doctor is a good idea. ...Read more
I had a temp of 101 on 2 days ago. Since then my temp won't go below 99.5. My normal body temp is 96-97.6 ish. Is this a fever still?
My children had fever for 24 hrs and then down to low body temp. This has been happening for 5 days. Temps go between 95.9-97.8 what could cause this?
Fever: Your child may be fighting off a virus or other mild infection. If the fever is over 101, your child is contagious until it stays below 101 for 24 hours. 98.6 is an average body temperature (which means that there is a range of normal temps). If he is acting fine, you can usually just observe and see if he has any other symptoms. A virus will usually run its course in 7-10 days. ...Read more
Is it true that normal body temp can go up to 99.6 throw out the day with out it being. Considers a fever?
True: True. There is no single number that represents ideal temp for all people. It depends on where its measured, time of day, activity level, etc. In normal healthy folks your temperature fluctuates over the course of a day. Lower in morning, higher in afternoon and evening. 99.6 is not a fever ...Read more
If your usual body temp runs at about 97.6 F, is a temperature of 98.6 F actually a fever for you (elevated temp)?
Feeling feverish?: Everyone is unique -from the nose we have to the body temp we keep. 98.6 deg F doesn't apply to everyone as a 'normal temp' & in your case u seem to run at 97.6? - Note that the body temp goes up & down throughout the day (circadian rhythm). I think u would KNOW IT if u had a fever -there should be a subjective feeling of that. I wouldn't trust a 'number' from a thermometer, it needs to correlate ...Read more
If my usual normal body temperature is an avg of 97.4, does having sudden temp increase of 98.8 constitute a fever?
My body temp ranges from 96.7 to 99.2 depending on the time of month. I'm about to menstruate, and it's high (99.1). Is this normal or fever?
For adults: What is the normal body temperature range? What is the temp. Of a fever? What is low body temp. Range? What is the high body temp. Range?
Maybe: Your usual body temp is still considered normal. Body temp is different when checked rectally, by mouth, in the ear, or the forehead. If you think you are ill drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration and depending on your symptoms see your doctor. If you catch the flu and see a doctor with in 2 days the tamiflu (oseltamivir) works. ...Read more
Warm, but no fever: Its common for a child to feel warm but when you take their temperature, they don't have a fever. Certain areas of the body have increased blood flow which can make them feel warmer. Also, if the ambient temperature is cool or your hands are cold, the child's skin will subjectively feel warmer. There's always a chance the thermometer is faulty, so you can try taking the temp with another one! ...Read more
I have a fever that goes up to 39%b0c for 3 days. I don't experience any symptoms of colds and cough, just high temp headache and body malaise...
My son is 5 weeks old I want to know what it the normal body temperature for babies and how will I know if he has a fever? . What will the temp be?
Normal body temp of 96's and now I am getting temps up into the 99's. Is this considered a fever? And what to do when Motrin isn't working anymore?
Fever every night for 3 days at about 102. No other symptoms except soreness through body. Temp normal through day/feel great, always returns at 8pm.
Fever reducers don't work on my body what is it keep getting hot after I hit my head kinda worrying. Maybe body can't regulate temp? Wasn't knockedout
Temperature settings: Everyone is unique -- from the nose we have to the body temp we keep. When you say 'fever' what exactly do you mean? 98.6 deg F doesn't apply to everyone as a 'normal temp' AND the body temp goes up and down throughout the day (circadian rhythm). True the brain (hypothalamus) regulates body temp - but I find it hard to believe your system was knocked out somehow. Best to follow up with ur doc. ...Read more
Is it normal to have low body temp, low BP and fever after thoracentesis? And how long will it take to recover?
Thoracentesis: Have you told the doctor who did the thoracentesis on you about your symptoms? These symptoms could be very serious. ...Read more
I'm recovering from a flu, and I exercised in the hot sun this morning around 8am - 1pm. Up till night, my body temp. Is hot but I've no fever. Why?
Skin vs Core: Your skin temp may be increased due to shunting if blood from your core to your skin. It's the body's way of regulating temp. Skin is like a radiator. It's hot to dissipate the heat your body doesn't want. Your temp is normal because it's working. ...Read more
Hi, I've had a temp of 102.6 for 2 days. Yesterday it went down to 101.5. Today I have very slight temp but my entire body aches to the touch. I feel like my entire body was literally kicked and beaten. Is this normal? Does this mean the fever is goi
Viral infection: You appear to have a viral infection, with fever, myalgias (muscle pain) and arthralgias (joint pain). Get plenty rest, liquids. It needs to run its course, usually 3-5 days, but may be longer. Report problems to your clinician, to be sure you don't get pneumonia or other more extensive infection that wold require antibiotics. Hope that helps. ...Read more
My 2yr old son had a temp of 99.7 earlier. Now his body feels warmer but temo is 98.6. Why would he be warm to the touch with no fever?
Inaccurate measure: Touching someone to determine ones temperature is woefully inaccurate. ...Read more
Been feeling nauseous for 2 weeks last period oct.29. last 2 days felt a difference in my body temp fever possibly. Don’t know what to do?
With a body temp from 96.8 to 97.1 all night is it concern for heat therapy treatment so I can get a fever? None in 20 years
Hi. I started having body aches last night. It felt like fever but my temp was fine. I took Mypaid Forte which helped with pain. Should I do anything else?
I feel feverish, but no fever. My temp was 98.8 -99 (oral) possible? My body is warm except my palms and feet?
Doctor can evaluate: Such symptoms are not specific for any one problem, so a doctor (primary care) should evaluate if the symptoms don't go away quickly, or if they happen again or increase in severity. Sometimes, mild viral infections can cause people's "non-specific" symptoms. Other times, there is actually something else going on inside the body (lab tests may be needed). ...Read more
Feels like a lot of mucus build up and can't cough it up slight fever any ideas don't know what temp is I am also in a body cast?
Some cough syrup: guaifenesin really helps you loosen the secretions and dextromethorphan will help supress too much coughing, and you can even get a combination formula. you can get it OTC. May also want to consider z-pack if you have chest congestion and maybe wheezing. hope it helps. ...Read more
Hi! It feels like I have fever but my temp its always normal. I have a cold feeling on my feet and tingling sensation on the body. Thanks?
Biomechanics: In a otherwise healthy individual, this could be due to mechanical pressure on nerves. You should see a podiatrist for propper evaluation. ...Read more
Low grade fever (99.5-100.5) nearly every night for a month. Could it be part of the body's normal temp variation? Easily fatigued lately, also.
Could be: But you should see your doctor to rule out an infection. ...Read more