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asked in category: General Last Updated: 22nd June, 2020

Is a 101.5 fever bad?

In babies and children older than 3 months, a fever is a temperature greater than 101.5º F. Call your doctor if your child's temperature reaches 102.2º F or higher. Most fevers go away in a couple of days.

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People also ask, is a fever of 101.3 bad?

A fever means the body temperature is above normal. You have a fever if your oral temperature is over 99.5°F (37.5°C). Mildly increased temperature (100.4° to 101.3°F, or 38° to 38.5°C) can be caused by exercise, heavy clothing, a hot bath, or hot weather. Warm food or drink can also raise the oral temperature.

Similarly, what is considered a high fever in adults? Adults typically have a fever if their body temperature increases to 100.4°F (38°C). This is called a low grade fever. A high grade fever happens when your body temperature is 103°F (39.4°C) or above. A fever that lasts longer than normal may be serious even if it is only a slight fever.

Also asked, when should you worry about a fever?

Call your doctor if your temperature is 103 F (39.4 C) or higher. Seek immediate medical attention if any of these signs or symptoms accompanies a fever: Severe headache. Unusual skin rash, especially if the rash rapidly worsens.

What should you do if you have a fever of 102?

If the fever is 102 or higher:

  1. Give an over-the-counter medicine such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) as directed on the label.
  2. Bathing or sponging in lukewarm water may bring the temperature down.

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