|Fever is considered a temperature above 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C|
|A feverish sensation, however, may occur when the body temperature|
is above the average normal of 98.6 degrees F. (37 degrees C).
|Fever is part of the body's own disease-fighting arsenal.|
|Rising body temperatures apparently are capable of killing off many|
|For that reason, low fevers should normally go untreated.|
|If fever is accompanied by any other troubling symptoms, you may|
need to see your doctor to be certain.
|104 F and above, however, there can be unwanted consequences - convulsions.|
|Home treatment possibilities include the use of aspirin or, in children,|
nonaspirin painkillers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), cool baths, or
sponging to reduce the fever while seeking medical help.
|Fever may occur with almost any type of infection of illness.|