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Technically, a fever is any temperature above your normal temperature; most adults' normal temperature is 98.6° Fahrenheit. A low-grade fever for most adults would be slightly elevated, between around 98.7° F and 100.4° F, for a period of 24 hours. A high-grade fever is usually in the 103-104° F range and is cause to seek medical attention.

For infants and toddlers, the threshold is slightly lower. You should seek medical attention for a child under 3 months who has a rectal temperature of 100.4° F or higher. For children 3 to 6 months, seek medical attention if they’re especially irritable, lethargic or uncomfortable with a rectal temperature of 102° F, or have a rectal temperature above 102° F. For children 6 to 24 months, seek medical attention for a temperature of 102° F or higher that lasts longer than a day with no other symptoms; if they have other symptoms, you can seek medical attention sooner.

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Normal body temp is 98.6. If it is 99.6+, it is a fever. If your body temp is 99.0-99.5, you may be having the signs of having one (you usually will feel hot, especially the cheeks, and sometimes the forehead), it can be called a low grade fever, tiny fever, or a small fever.

A fever is the body's response to an illness, or an infection. Sometimes, body temperatures can randomly escalate to 100-101 degrees for brief periods (shower, exercise, hot weather, too much clothing, dehydration), often in the afternoons.

FEVER CATEGORIES/TEMPERATURE RANGES

Any elevated temperature in an infant, especially newborns, should be reported immediately to the pediatrician or obstetrician for care instructions, which may include hospitalization.

99.0-99.5 RANGE: SLIGHT - continue normal activities with caution.

99.6-101.9 RANGE: MILD - take little action, stay at home, sleep and rest.

102.0-102.9 RANGE: MODERATE- drink lots of fluids (at room temp of 72) to avoid dehydration, sleep and rest, don't use fever reducers yet unless instructed by a health care professional. Eat normal diet including fruits and vegetables to provide fiber and prevent constipation from slight dehydration.

103.0-104.9 RANGE: SEVERE - get to a doctor, use fever reducers sparingly (keep temp between 100-102 degrees to fight off your illness), get lots and lots of rest, eat normal amounts of healthy foods with fiber to ensure the digestive system is still functioning normally and avoid dehydration by drinking plenty of fluids.

105.0-106.6 RANGE: DANGER- call 911, get immediate medical attention.

106.7+: LIFE-THREATENING- death or coma is possible, dial 911, and get medical attention right away. Hyperpyrexia and other disorders and diseases can cause fevers this high.

NORMAL, SMALL/LOW GRADE FEVER, FEVER, HIGH FEVER

Oral Measurement:

NORMAL: 97.0-98.9

SMALL FEVER: 99.0-99.5

FEVER: 99.6-100.9

HIGH FEVER: 101.0+

Axilary Measurement:

NORMAL: 96.0-98.6

SMALL FEVER: 98.7-98.9

FEVER: 99.0-100.3

HIGH FEVER: 100.4+

Rectal Measurement (infants only):

NORMAL: 98.0-99.9

SMALL FEVER: 100.0-100.3

FEVER: 100.4-101.9

HIGH FEVER: 102.0+

Forehead Scan (new method)

NORMAL: 97.6-99.5

SMALL FEVER: 99.6-100.0

FEVER: 100.1-101.6

HIGH FEVER: 101.7+

Ear Measurement (least accurate)

NORMAL: 97.7-99.5

SMALL FEVER: 99.6-100.3

FEVER: 100.4-102.1

HIGH FEVER: 102.2+ You have a low fever when your body temperature is at least 99.5. Below 99.5 is considered as normal body temperature.
99.6 or above

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if they are hot, have a warm forehead, are sweaty or flushed. If your baby is younger than 3 months, call the doc right away if their rectal tempature is 100.4 f or higher. For 3 to 6 month babies, call the doc if the temp is 101 f or higher, EVEN when they dont look sick!

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Average of 30-degree temperature always fever for our country.

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99.8 if it is higher than 102, you need to get urgant help

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Anything over 38oC (100.4oF) is a high temperature. Infants are particularly susceptible to the effects of temperature changes.

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Above 98.0° F.

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100.4f(children)

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100,000,000 Fahrenheit

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102 temperature is considered fever.

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