I have a very high temperature

If your temperature is above 37.5 degrees Celsius, but with no other flu or cold symptoms, call your doctor.

I high temperature could be a sign of a hidden infection.

If your temperature is more than 39 degrees Celsius, call the midwife, hospital or doctor immediately as it is more likely you have an infection.

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Sources

  1. Macdonald S, Magill-Cuerden J (2012) Mayes’ midwifery, Fourteenth edition, Edinburgh, Bailliere Tindall Elsevier

 

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Last reviewed on April 1st, 2014. Next review date April 1st, 2017.

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