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A. Schuyler, NP, Nurse Practitioner
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Experience:  Board Certified NP, MS, RN. 25 years private practice & hospitalist
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4 days so far i have had a moderate fever.

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Hello, for about 4 days so far i have had a moderate fever. I don't have any other symptoms that can be associate with cold or flu. No headache, no congested nose, no body pain. I do have sore lumps on my scalp but that is all.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.
Hello, How high is your fever?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can't tell you as i don't have a
thermometer but i don't think is very high because it wont put me to bed
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.
There really isn't any way to know if someone is running a fever at all without a thermometer. A feeling of being too warm, or skin that feels warm isn't a reliable indicator. Fever is a body's way of making it uncomfortable for invaders such as viruses and bacteria. Any fever less than 102 degrees Fahrenheit (about 38.9 degrees C) in adults doesn't need treating. If there is a headache or other aches and pains, you can take paracetamol or ibuprofen. I would suggest you buy a thermometer at your nearest pharmacy so you will always know not just if you have a fever, but how high. Please let me know what other questions you have about this. Best regards, Schuyler~