Fever With Chills In Adults

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Elevated temperature; Hyperthermia; Pyrexia

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A simple cold or other viral infection can sometimes cause a high fever (102 - 104 F, or 38.9 - 40 C). This does not usually mean you or your child have a serious problem. Some serious infections may cause no fever or even a very low body temperature, especially in infants.

If the fever is mild and you have no other problems, you do not need treatment. Drink fluids and rest.

The illness is probably not serious if your child:

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