Can you have a fever and not be sick?

Chef's answer
Usually when a person develops a fever, he or she has pain, or cough, or other symptoms that explain why the fever is occurring. But occasionally people develop fevers without an apparent reason. When fevers persist, doctors refer to such a fever as fever of unknown origin..
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People may feel hot without a fever for many reasons. Some causes may be temporary and easy to identify, such as eating spicy foods, a humid environment, or stress and anxiety. However, some people may feel hot frequently for no apparent reason, which could be a symptom of an underlying condition.
The medical community generally defines a fever as a body temperature above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. A body temp between 100.4 and 102.2 degree is usually considered a low-grade fever.
Even if you have a high temperature, you might actually feel cold and begin to shiver. This is part of the first phase of having a fever. Your immediate reaction may be to huddle up under lots of blankets to feel warm. But even though you feel cold, inside your body is very hot..
Stay cool
  • Sit in a bath of lukewarm water, which will feel cool when you have a fever. ...
  • Give yourself a sponge bath with lukewarm water.
  • Wear light pajamas or clothing.
  • Try to avoid using too many extra blankets when you have chills.
  • Drink plenty of cool or room-temperature water.
  • Eat popsicles.
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    What you can do
  • Acetaminophen. Tylenol, paracetamol, and other pain relievers containing acetaminophen can be effective fever reducers. ...
  • Ibuprofen. Advil, Motrin, and other anti-inflammatory medications can also lower a fever. ...
  • Lots of fluids. ...
  • Tepid baths. ...
  • Cool compresses.
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    Infection symptoms that may occur along with low-grade fever Cough. Diarrhea. Fatigue. Muscle aches, joint aches, headaches, or earaches..
    A fever can mean a lot of different things, but most low-grade and mild fevers are nothing to worry about. Most often, an increase in body temperature is a normal response to an infection, like a cold or the flu..
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