Friday, 8 April 2011

What about 38.1 temperature. High? Fever?

 Is 38.1 a high temperature?

If your body temperature is over 38C or 100.4F then you have a fever.
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A temperature of 38.1 would indicate you have a fever, yes.

Yes 38.1C is a high temperature.
  • in children under five, a fever (high temperature) is a temperature over 37.5C (99.5F) 
  • in children five and over, a fever is a temperature of 38C (100.4F) or over 
If you’re worried about your child, trust your instincts. Speak to your GP or call NHS Direct on 0845 4647.

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