Fever in Adults Topic Guide

Fever in Adults Fever in Adults: A fever is a body temperature of 100.4 F or greater. A fever may be caused by a virus, bacteria, fungus, blood clot, tumor, drug, or the environment. Treatment of fever in adults usually involves ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or aspirin. Normal body temperature can vary depending on the individual, the time of day, and even the weather. For most people, a temperature of 98.6 F (Fahrenheit) (37 C or Celsius) is baseline.

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Medications:

acetaminophen and phenyltoloxamine Acetaminophen And Phenyltoloxamine

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer...learn more »

aspirin (rectal) Aspirin (rectal)

Aspirin is a salicylate...learn more »

acetaminophen (oral/rectal) Acetaminophen (oral/rectal)

Acetaminophen is used to reduce fever and relieve minor pain caused by conditions such as colds or flu, headache, muscle aches, arthritis, and menstrual cram...learn more »

naproxen Naproxen

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)...learn more »