Temperature can be taken orally, rectally, or under the armpit.
A person is considered feverish if oral temperature is above 100 F (37.8 C) or rectal temperature is above 100.7 F (38.2 C). Temperatures measured under the armpit are not considered as accurate and can be as much as 1 degree F lower than an oral measurement.
A temperature below 100.4 F (38 C) is considered a low-grade or mild fever. It means that the body is responding to an infection.
2. Treat Fever, if Necessary
No treatment is necessary for a mild fever unless the person is uncomfortable. If the fever is 102 or higher: