The temperature of our body is very important for our health. High body temperature is a reaction of the body to specific stimuli accompanying a disease. The body responds to these stimuli by increasing temperature, in order to support its defence mechanism against the disease. However, variations in temperature could also be caused by other caused, apart from those related to diseases. Accurate temperature metering is of extremely high medical importance. It allows the diagnosis of diseases at an early stage, while monitoring their progress and the effectiveness of the pharmaceutical treatment.

An adult has a fever when his/her temperature exceeds 37.2 – 37.5 °C, depending on the time of the day.

A child is having a fever when his/her temperature is at or exceeds the following levels:

• 38 °C when measuring from the rectum

• 37.5 ℃ when measuring from the mouth

• 37.3 °C when measuring from the armpit

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Fever is a symptom of defence of our body, warning us that there is a problem and that it is on alert in order to deal with the problem and protect us. The important thing, that must be investigated, is the cause of the fever. Fever recedes when we treat its cause, i.e. the disease causing it. Fever can become dangerous for our body when it exceeds 41°C. Depending on the cause of the fever and the medical history of the patient, the danger limits vary.

This content is for informational purposes only and it is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.