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Fever: First aid - Mayo Clinic adult body temperature taking


A normal adult body temperature, when taken orally, can range from –°F , though different sources may give slightly different figures.

In older adults, the average body temperature is lower than °F In addition, how you take your temperature can affect the reading.

For a typical adult, body temperature can be anywhere from 97 F to 99 F. Babies and children have a little higher range: F to F.

The average body temperature, taken with a thermometer in the mouth, is 37ºC ( ºF), but A fever in adults is a temperature of 38ºC (ºF) or above.

For more information, see HealthLinkBC File #99 How to Take a Temperature: Children and Adults, or visit Caring for Kids – Fever and temperature taking.