Medication isnt needed. Call the doctor if the fever is accompanied by a severe headache, stiff neck, shortness of breath, or other unusual signs or symptoms. If youre uncomfortable, take acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or aspirin.
At what temperature should an adult take medicine?
Call your doctor 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. Unusual skin rash, especially if the rash rapidly worsens.
Is a 101 fever bad for adults?
Dangerous temperatures are high-grade fevers that range from over 104 F to 107 F. Low-grade fevers range from about 100 F-101 F; 102 F is intermediate grade for adults but a temperature at which adults should seek medical care for an infant (0-6 months). High-grade fevers range from about 103 F-104 F.
Is it good to sweat a fever out?
Sweat is part of the bodys cooling system, so its not unusual to think that sweating out a fever can help. Wrapping yourself in extra clothes and blankets, taking a steam bath, and moving around are sure to make you sweat even more. But theres no evidence that sweating it out will help you feel better faster.
Is 100.5 a fever for adults?
If your body temperature is 100.5 or above, then you have a fever. If you have a sore throat, dry cough, muscle aches or headaches, or general fatigue, then you may also have a fever. Nausea, diarrhea and vomiting and weight loss may accompany a fever. If you are having chills, you likely have a fever.