2. High Body Temperature (Fever)
When the body temperature rises above the usual level of 98.6 F it can be called a fever, but it is not called significant fever unless the body temperature goes over 100.4 F. Even at this point it is not always a cause for alarm, as the body temperature will sometimes rise naturally to combat infections.
However, if the body temperature reaches 100.4 F in babies, or reaches 103.1 F in adults, it needs to be checked out by a medical professional as it could be a sign of a serious illness such as an infection of one or both kidneys.
In the case of an adult who is experiencing a mid-range fever between the two temperatures mentioned above, it is recommended to try other remedies first to reduce the body temperature. If these usual methods do not help and the high body temperature remains or even increases, it is recommended to see a doctor as soon as possible.