Fever is a very common medical symptom that people often automatically associate with the cold or flu, especially during winter. However, there are plenty of reasons why your body temperature could go above the normal range; from 36.1 degrees Celsius ( 97°F) to 37.2 degrees Celsius (99°F).
There are three major types of fever:
Continuous fever, in which there is a minor change in your body temperature during a 24-hour period.
Intermittent fever is when your body temperature increases for several hours followed by an interval when it goes back to normal.
Remittent fever usually occurs due to infectious diseases causing the body to remain above the normal temperature throughout the day.
A fever is usually harmless unless it reaches 39.4 Celsius or above, which is totally a red flag indicating a serious health problem such as infectious diseases.
Reading this list, you’ll get to know the several causes of fever and when you should call your doctor!