Is a 99.6 degree fever normal for a person?

  • Is a 99.6 degree fever normal for a person?

    The normal body temperature is 98 degree Fahrenheit and it is a range, meaning if the temperature is somewhere around 99 it is still normal ! If the temperature rises above by maybe 3 to 4 degrees above normal, then you may have to consider visiting the doctor ! One thing to consider is that few people tend to have a higher normal body temperature regularly ! So 99.6 degree Fahrenheit may actually not be considered as having fever !

    Hope that helps !

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    Yes.

    98.6 to 99.6 is relatively safe for healthy adults with no immune issues.

    If it gets to 100+ with a cough, lethargy, severe headache etc go to your dr.

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    Most people think of a “normal” body temperature as an oral temperature of 98.6°F (37°C). … It is your normal body temperature. A variance of one degree is not significant. For an average adult, there temperature (taken orally) needs to be 100.4 degrees before it can be considered a fever.

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    Greetings,

    Your body temperature is generally a function that is indicative of your internal and systemic health. For example those with a low body temperature or basal body temperature, (first thing in the morning before movement), is a definite sign of glandular/thyroid problems, which is responsible for your metabolism, hormones, etc. It is one of the classic signs of a thyroid problem is a low temperature.

    You mention 99.6 and this forum is for people to be able to ask questions as we are all on a journey in life. I believe that when the body begins to ‘heat up’ and gets higher than 98.6, generally something is being dealt with in the body: ie: an infection, bacteria, parasites, digestive troubles, elimination issues, would raise the body temperature a bit to create a ‘fire’ to help your body to release this problem.

    Hope this helps~

    Others have responded with good answers.

    So I will just add.

    Environment plays a huge part in ones temperature. What is the ‘room temp???.What is the person wearing?? What have they recently eaten/drunk?

    And if there is a viral or bacterial infection then having a raised [ over 38.5 or 101] temp is considered a normal reaction of the body to get rid of it. And in viral infections as long as a short episode considered ‘normal’ and does not need suppressing, as long as supportive measures of fluids etc is given.

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    You could say that. Technically, anything above the normal body (98.6 degrees F or 37 degrees C) temperature could be called a fever.

    However, the Mayo Clinic indicates it should not be a concern unless the temperature is 103 degrees F (39.44 degrees C) or higher.

    Fever Definition – Diseases and Conditions – Mayo Clinic

    Are you, by chance, trying to get out of school on a technicality? (just kidding)

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    If this range of body temperature is unusual to you, have a doc diagnose you properly. Do tell the doc all other symptoms you’ve noticed, since this very much will direct his thoughts on how to proceed further. Your doc and you should keep an open mind, the possibility that it has nothing to do with you having had a new IUD.

    If the usual physical exam (the doc should explicitly listen for heart murmurs, since a Subacute bacterial endocarditis can cause a long time hard to diagnose subfebrile temperature without the person in the beginning being very sick) doesn’t reveal anything worthwhile, blood tests looking for signs of inflammation (like CRP, ESR, often a slight anemia) should be done, in any worthwhile inflammation these would be elevated, if not I sincerely doubt the significance of your low grade fever. Depending on many, many things further examinations could be ordered by the doc.

    If a doc thinks an inflammation (or infection, even occult tumor) is very probable, but isn’t able to localize it, we sometimes would consider ordering a rather expensive PET-CT scan.

    The Health Department in my state is telling people to quarantine until their fever has been gone 72 hours AND 10 days have passed since onset of symptoms. A cough or malaise can linger a long time but if these two parameters are met you should not be contagious. If it is someone really high risk you want to see, just be careful because it’s still such a new virus, no one knows 100%.

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    That sounds like normal variation to me. Here is a graph I found on Wikipedia showing a typical temperature variation during the day.



    As you can see, it shows a peak of 99.6°F in the early evening. Different people show slightly different patterns, so you may well peak a little later in the day.

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    Yes.

    Any temperature over 99.0*F is considered a fever, in both children and adults.

    The normal temperature used to be considered 98.6*F in both children and adults. But recently it was decided that the temperature is too high.

    The new normal is 97.7*F.

    So you can see how 99.0*F would be considered a fever.

    99.0*F is considered a Low Grade fever, and above 101*F, is considered a High Grade Fever, in adults, or over 103*F in children.

    Both are cause for concern.

    If the fever lasts for more than 5 days, even with Over the Counter Medication, (OTC), such as Tylenol, or Advil, seek medical advice.

    NOTE: With the COVID Virus now a concern, any fever over of 99.0*F should be cause for concern! Check with a medical professional and get tested for COVID!

    It depends on the age of the patient and other symptoms. 99.6 is a low-grade fever, but if someone is having serious symptoms (chills, shaking, headache, nausea, vomiting, stomachache, rash, or a host of other possible symptoms including lethargy), then more care is needed, than if it is simply a fever because the body has a raised temperature due to actively fighting an infection, but where a child or adult is able to feel normal and play or work as needed.

    Fluids and rest are appropriate, as long as nothing else beyond malaise (feeling sort of ill) is going on. Beyond that, call the nurse if you have questions.

    The short answer to your question is no, it is not dangerous.

    This being said, there are situations when it may be dangerous and I need more information about the fever in order to give you a more specific answer. I would need to know when have you noticed it for the first time, the associated symptoms if any, is it constant during the day? How old is the child?

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    Actually this is not good sign . You need to consult your doctor if you are having other symptoms along with this . Other symptoms includes

    1. Loss of appetite
    2. Loss of body weight
    3. Generalised weakness , fatiguability
    4. Loss of desire , interest , energy
    5. Change in body habitus , bowel and bladder
    6. And if you have significant history in your family
    7. Or if you have high risk behaviours

    There could be lots of reason for the above mentioned question

    It could be chronic infection in the body like tuberculosis , typhoid fever . It could be tumor or any malignancy , or metabolic disease or auto immune disease or HIV-AIDS, or simply normal.

    Better get yourself checked with a good Doctor.

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