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At what fever temp do you medicate yourself?

I'm at 99.7 now and getting grumpy and sore. I think at 100 I'll be popping a Motrin. My normal temp is 97.3

 
butterflyblue19

Asked by butterflyblue19 at 8:37 PM on Nov. 5, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • According to standing orders at most hospitals it is 100.5 or higher
    hjpmommy

    Answer by hjpmommy at 8:39 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Like you, I have a low body temp, so by 101 I am BURNING. If I can, I try not to take anything. A fever is present for a reason- body is trying to rid its self of something, you prolong it when you reduce the fever.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 8:39 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • I don't usually check my temp, just take Tylenol if I'm "feeling it". The temp is just a number.....kinda like my age.....
    kjrn79

    Answer by kjrn79 at 8:43 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • I prefer to let the fever do what it is supposed to do so I let it go to about 104 or so for anyone in the house over 4 years old per our doctors recommendations.
    aeneva

    Answer by aeneva at 9:35 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • I try not to take anything for fever but if I am in pain I will take tylenol or motrin.
    foxracing43701

    Answer by foxracing43701 at 8:41 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • My doctor said that it is better to wait until it is at least over 103 (for older children and adults). ObbyDobbie is correct. A fever is the body's way to try to rid itself of something. Sometimes, when you take something for a fever, you just repress the body's abiity to get rid of what ever is ailing you.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 8:42 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • I never take my temp cause I always lose my thermometers lol. I jsut take something when I have that "feeling." You know what I'm talking about.. that achey all over feeling when you have a fever.
    mhaney03

    Answer by mhaney03 at 8:49 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • 101 degrees is when I start taking medications.
    xxlilmomma09

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 8:56 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • 97.6 I go directly for the alcohol.
    mmmegan38

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 9:04 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • I am so stupid what I should have said was 98.6 Pretty sad huh? I need a drink as you can tell.
    mmmegan38

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 9:25 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

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