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Fever, Age 4 and Older - Check Your Symptoms

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Note:
  • Temperatures in this topic are oral temperatures (a thermometer is placed under the tongue).
  • Be sure to take your temperature before answering the following questions. For information on how to take an accurate temperature, go to the topic Body Temperature.
  • If you are unable to measure your temperature, look for other symptoms and answer the questions below.
  • If your child age 3 and younger has a fever, go to the topic Fever, Age 3 and Younger.
  • If you are pregnant and have a fever, go to the topic Pregnancy-Related Problems.

Do you have a fever and any signs of a serious infection?

Do you have a fever and any breathing problems?

Do you have a fever and a new skin problem?

Do you have a fever and signs of a joint infection?

Do you have a high fever?

Do you have a mild to moderate fever?

Have you had an ongoing or recurring fever?

Do you have a fever and symptoms of mild to moderate dehydration?

Do you think that your fever may be caused by a medicine or an immunization?

Other Symptoms to Watch For

Review health risks that may increase the seriousness of your symptoms.

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Last Updated: May 07, 2013
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