Taking Your Temperature | Choose Well - fever in adults over 38.5

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Fever in adults | NHS inform fever in adults over 38.5


Most healthy adults can tolerate a fever well. If you or a family member has a fever, it means your body temperature is above normal.

When does a fever in adults require medical attention? A temperature above normal but below 100.4 F (38 C) is sometimes considered a.

A fever in adults is a temperature of 38ºC (100.4ºF) or above. The fever is higher than 38.5ºC (101.3ºF); You have a stiff neck, an unusual rash or difficulty.