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What's considered fever for an adult?

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An adult is typically considered feverish if their oral temperature is above 100 F (37.8 C). A temperature above normal but below 100.4 F (38 C) is sometimes considered a low-grade or mild fever. It may mean that their body is responding to an infection.

From: Fever in Adults Treatments WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 4, 2018

SOURCES:

Merck Manuals: "Fever."

KidsHealth: "Fever and Taking Your Child's Temperature."

MedicineNet: "Aches, Pains, Fever."

American College of Emergency Room Physicians: "Fever."

Cleveland Clinic: "Fever."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Fever."

Fever Information from eMedicineHealt h

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 4, 2018

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