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    I get what I would call high fever when it is hot and just sitting around sweating. I do sweat more than I would like. I have taken my temp and it has been as high as 99 my normal temp is 97.9. It scares me. I don't have an infection it is just from being overheated I think. Would my body temp go that high from sweating?? I do use A/C when at home but I still feel overheated.

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    Drinking plenty, no increase in spasticity noted.
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    You are probably picking up the environmental temperature. While you may not feel great with a fever of 99, it certainly is not a high temp. A high temp is usually Greater than 101. Staying in a cool place is the best idea. Drinking plenty of fluids helps and if you need to, lie down for a little bit.
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    Spray bottle is great also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    You are probably picking up the environmental temperature. While you may not feel great with a fever of 99, it certainly is not a high temp. A high temp is usually Greater than 101. Staying in a cool place is the best idea. Drinking plenty of fluids helps and if you need to, lie down for a little bit.
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    I disagree with this from experience with Chad (C4/5 ASIA A, 23 years). His normal body temp is 96-ish, and when he has a temp of 99, it means he is very sick. When he hits 100, I cart him off to the hospital. Thankfully, the doctors we've run into (for the most part) take into account his low body temp due to SCI and treat a 99 fever as serious.

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    I agree with Ami/zillazangel.

    It's horribly frustrating when medical professionals, like the triage nurses at my local ER, look only at the number and dismiss a fever that's three degrees above our norm as an inconsequential low-grade fever just because the actual number isn't higher than 100. Chad's 99 degree fever is comparable to someone with the typical body temp of 98.6 running a fever of 101.6, but it's rarely treated that way.
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    I guess we all have different normal's, I always set the heart rate alarms off in the ER because mines so slow. Some nurses don't believe it when I tell them it's ok, like I would lie about that??

    I guess this is why it's a good idea to keep track of your vitals so you know when there out of your normal range.
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    If I get up to 99 (two degrees above my normal), I get more concerned, with or without other symptoms. As long as the temp varies, but is down around my normal 97 some of the times, I figure it isn't an infection of any kind (those would keep temp up, correct?)
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    Yesterday - 98.9 morning, 97.1 night. That kind of variation.
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    98.5 last night, 96.9 this morning. Sent in a sample yesterday, as two readings Wednesday were 99.9.
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