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Is 38.5 fever too high?1 min read

Dec 14, 2022 < 1 min

Is 38.5 fever too high?1 min read

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A high temperature or fever, for most people, is when your body temperature is 38 degrees Celsius or higher. This can be a sign that you are unwell. It usually means you have an infection such as a cold. But it can also be due to more serious infections, such as COVID-19 (coronavirus).

What temperature fever should I go to the hospital?

Call your health care provider if your temperature is 103 F (39.4 C) or higher. Seek immediate medical attention if any of these signs or symptoms accompanies a fever: Severe headache. Rash.

What is too high of a fever with Covid?

Fever greater than 99.9F or chills. Cough. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.