Re: is this a low grade fever?
I like to call this type an elevated temperature. Technically it is not a fever, but an elevation of normal temperature. I usually sit in the 97.6 range and it is very abnormal for me to get above 98.6, but lately I too have been hitting the 99.3 mark. it never gets higher, infact, it has been over ten years since I have had a "real" fever. But, it does make you feel like crap. I work in a hospital, and it is true that docs don't get excited unless it is atleast 100 degrees or higher. the most they do it just give a pt some tylenol. Your body can react to it's surroundings though. Taking a hot bath will raise your temp just as sitting in snow would lower it slightly. When you start feeling hot, try and take a cool bath, turn a fan on yourself, and try to relax. If you are truly concerned, see your doctor.