College Student Health Quiz

4. What does it mean if you feel feverish, but your temperature is below normal (< 98.6°)?

ANSWER: E. Any or all of the above

The rest should be obvious, but you may not know that most viral infections will actually drop your temperature a bit lower than normal after the first 12-24 hours (during which time you may have a fever.). Also, note that while we reference 98.6° as “normal” the real norm is closer to 98.2°, and a true FEVER is > 100.4°.

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