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Is it considered a fever when you have the temputure of 100.4 for a adult?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:33 AM on Dec. 13, 2009 in Health

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  • i beleive it's considered low grade. i'm not a dr, but i've been told that it's usually at 101. even when i worked in daycare centers, we couldn't send them home unless their temp was 101 or higher.
    CTC7122006

    Answer by CTC7122006 at 3:36 AM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • No
    Vero0724

    Answer by Vero0724 at 4:03 AM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • Yes, it is a fever. You should stay home until you have been fever-free (under 100) for 24 hours; your immune system is weakened and you need to avoid picking up a secondary infection.

    Get lots of sleep and stay well-hydrated. Feel better!!
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:19 AM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • 100.4+ is a fever. 103.6 should get immediate medical attention. That's for any age, from 6 months up.
    DragonRiderMD

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 4:50 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

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