Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsInfectious Diseases · 3 weeks ago

Is a temperature of 98.3° a fever if I usually run at 96.5°?

My normal body temperature runs around 96.5°(ish). Tonight I just haven’t been feeling good and something feels wrong, so I took my temperature because I feel really warm. It read at 98.3°. Would this be considered a “fever” for me since it’s about 2° higher than what I usually run? 

1 Answer

  • 3 weeks ago

    No. The medical science realizes that temp normals vary quite a bit, up and down. They still define a fever as over 100; regardless.

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