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Fever - National Library of Medicine

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... person, but it is usually around 98.6 °F (37 °C). A fever is not a disease. ...

Heat Illness - National Library of Medicine

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... in which body temperature may rise above 106 °F (41 °C) in minutes. Symptoms include dry skin, ...

Hypothermia - National Library of Medicine

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... it especially dangerous. A body temperature below 95 °F (35 °C) is a medical emergency and can ...

Vital Signs - National Library of Medicine

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... that is higher than normal (over 98.6 °F, or 37 °C) is called a fever.