A fever is a higher than normal body temperature. A normal body temperature range is 97°F (36.1°C) to 99°F (37.2°C) although most healthcare professionals accept 98.6°F(37°C) as an average normal body temperature. Your body temperature increases and you experience a fever when your body experiences any of the following:

  • Infections
  • Side effects of other medicines
  • Certain diseases such as Hyperthyroidism, Lupus or Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Vaccines
  • Blood Clots
  • Heat Exhaustion/Heat Stroke
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A fever is not a disease, it is a symptom of a disease your body encounters. Many people feel physical discomfort when they have a fever and you can easily measure your body temperature with a thermometer. It is important to drink fluids when you have a fever to prevent your body from dehydrating. Flanax Pain Reliever Tablets also treat fever by lowering your body temperature. If your fever persists and is prolonged you should see a healthcare professional.