Fever Estimates, 12 and Older

If you’re not sure if a fever is high, moderate, or mild, think about these issues: With a high fever : You feel very hot. It is likely one of the highest fevers you’ve ever had. High fevers are not that common, especially in adults. With a moderate fever : You feel warm or hot. You know you have a fever. With a mild…

Fever Estimates, 12 and Older

Fever Estimates, 12 and Older

If you're not sure if a fever is high, moderate, or mild, think about these issues:

With a high fever:

  • You feel very hot.
  • It is likely one of the highest fevers you've ever had. High fevers are not that common, especially in adults.

With a moderate fever:

  • You feel warm or hot.
  • You know you have a fever.

With a mild fever:

  • You may feel a little warm.
  • You think you might have a fever, but you're not sure.

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Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
H. Michael O'Connor, MD, MMEd, FRCPC - Emergency Medicine

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