What is a fever?
Ever notice how when you have a fever you feel hot and sweaty? That’s because a fever is a temporary increase in your body temperature, usually the result of an illness or virus. A fever is generally considered to be a temperature reading above 37°C (98.6°F). A fever is your body’s way of telling you that something out of the ordinary is going on inside you. You may experience a high fever or a low grade or mild fever. The good news is that a fever seems to play a key role in helping your body fight off infections. Read on to learn more about what causes a fever and how to treat it.