2nd October 2019

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Is a temperature of 98.0 normal?

A fever is a higher-than-normal body temperature and is a part of our body's natural response to infection. The average normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. However, a fever that goes above 102 degrees Fahrenheit is a cause for concern, and treatment should be initiated.

Is a temperature of 98.9 normal?

Normal body temperature ranges from 97.5°F to 98.9°F (36.4°C to 37.2°C). It tends to be lower in the morning and higher in the evening. Most healthcare providers consider a fever to be 100.4°F (38°C) or higher. High fevers may bring on seizures or confusion in children.
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