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I think I have some stomach infection. I woke up today with

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I think I have some stomach infection. I woke up today with 98.5 F fever, headache, stomach was hurting and I had 2 advil which lower the fever and I also have peptobismol,
anything else I can do more?
98.5 is a normal temperature
Why do you think you have a fever?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Because my normal temperature is 95.5 F measured on the forehead and when I got 98.7 I taught it was a small fever.

No it is not
It is not anywhere near a fever.
That is a normal range temperature.
If you have a stomach ache that does not go away in 3 days or gets worse, with no other symptoms, you need an exam.
Ulcer and gastritis are possible.
But this could simply be a mild stomach virus at this point.
You do not need to treat for a fever.
Please let me know if you have further questions.
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