Fever in Adults


Please describe your experience with fever symptoms. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Solarwinds, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 24

My temperature spikes up to 99.8 from my normal 97.8 midday. I feel dizzy with fever but then it passes, no shivers, just hot.

Comment from: Fever, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: January 14

With fever I have cough, headaches, mouth taste is not so good, ratio of eating food is much less than before.

Comment from: Diego, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: November 15

What a great article! Very explanatory and easy to follow. This is a type of article that makes you feel satisfied with what you read. In my case, I have been with a fever for about two days. Also, I have experienced headaches, coughing and muscular pain in my legs. I am 25 years old and I started taking Advil for both the fever and headaches 24 hours after the fever started (and it has worked very well).

Comment from: MarylynS, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: July 20

I am an 80 year old woman, now entering my 4th year of low grade fever of unknown origin 99.2 to 100.4 and associated fever symptoms. I have seen 15 doctors at very large medical centers and still no answers. I had this problem 30 years ago and discovered I had papillary thyroid cancer. Fever disappeared immediately after thyroidectomy. My current endocrinologist insists it’s not her table. I don’t know whether to be heartened or appalled to find others in the same boat.

Comment from: Pootzen, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 21

I have been running a fever of unknown origin for three years now. Every single day it hits 100 degrees and over when I do normal things like get up, get dressed, make coffee, feed my pets, and wham! All it takes is for me to be on my feet for twenty minutes and I hit 100 degrees and over; every single day for over three years. I have been tested, retested, and tested again for everything! I was diagnosed with tuberculosis two years ago and went through a year of treatment (I am severely allergic to Priftin), then in May of this year I was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. It has been a rough three years with no answer as to why the daily fevers. I am scheduled for a second PET scan this week - last one was October 2014.

Comment from: Ratnesh, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 12

My wife is suffering from fever for the past 12 days. The maximum temperature goes to 103 F. And she is suffering from cold and cough also. I don’t what the reason could be.

Comment from: Wayne62, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 11

I have recently been recovering from what was diagnosed as pneumonia, and yesterday noticed my fever had returned. Last night and today it was at 36.9 centigrade, and not moving up or down. Diarrhea is constant and greenish, very dark.

Comment from: Gods child, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 06

I have been coughing, having body aches, my temperature is hot externally but I feel chills internally, have running stomach, dehydration, and loss of appetite for more than 5 days. I went to the doctors and they gave me paracetamol and antibiotics, but no improvement. I went to a different doctor and I still got the same medicine for this fever.

Comment from: 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: April 22

I have been having fever and pain since last two days and currently my mouth taste is virulent and I have pain all over my body. My body temperature is not so high and pulse rate is normal, but I feel blood pressure is low.

Comment from: JDub1371, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 22

My wife has been running a fever since July 2014. We have been to all sorts of specialists and no one can figure it out. It has taken a serious toll on our marriage and I am fed up with her feeling horrible all the time.

Comment from: Deann J., 75 or over (Caregiver) Published: May 27

My husband runs low grade fever, he gets lethargic, his moods change, and he will wet his clothes. He is 81 but no sign of Alzheimer’s. He is diabetic.


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Comment from: Margaret, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: May 13

My friend had to go to the emergency room (ER) due high fever and the ER nurse requested adult rectal temperature taken by nurse. She stayed in the hospital due serious fever. Two day later she was discharged from the hospital.

Comment from: shulse, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 22

I have nightly fevers of 100+ every night.


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