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What is technically a fever? 100 degrees?

I have to go in tomorrow to see the doctor but I really don't want to. She says if I am fever free overnight I can cancel my appointment. So does anyone know what a fever is?

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jeanclaudia

Asked by jeanclaudia at 8:45 PM on Feb. 11, 2013 in Health

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  • 2 degrees over YOUR normal temp
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:48 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • 98.6 is normal. I think over a 100 is a fever.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 8:48 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • Agree with BB. 2 degrees over your normal. For most people that would be 100.6 ish. But for DS and I it is more like 99.7 ish. We both have lower core temps, so our fever is different from others.
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 8:49 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • Wow, I had no clue I needed to know my own personal temperature. Okay, when I am well, I will figure that out, thanks!
    jeanclaudia

    Comment by jeanclaudia (original poster) at 8:53 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • According to the Child Care Center I work for anything over 100.1 means a fever.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:04 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • Anything under 101 is considered a low grade fever.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 9:22 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • For me, everyone else's 'normal' is a fever ... my normal is about 96.7.
    SpiritedWitch

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 10:10 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • 99 is considered a low grade fever.
    booklover545

    Answer by booklover545 at 5:43 AM on Feb. 12, 2013

  • 99.8 is considered a low grade fever for some like myself.
    Jessplus31979

    Answer by Jessplus31979 at 7:49 AM on Feb. 12, 2013

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