The highest fever ever recorded was 115.7 degrees Fahrenheit. This fever was reported in the Lawrence Journal-World, in July of 1980. A 51-year-old man named Willie Jones suffered heat stroke on July 10, 1980, when the temperature outside was 90 degrees Fahrenheit. He received treatment and survived the fever.Know More
Any body temperature above 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit when measured orally is considered to be a fever. Doctors do not consider fevers to be medically significant until they are above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
Willie Jones' fever was so high that his temperature exceeded the scale on the rectal thermometer used by the hospital. Doctors gave him the nickname "The Human Torch."Learn more about Medical Ranges & Levels
A fever becomes dangerous for infants at 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, and 104 degrees for a child or adult, according to Seattle Children's Hospital. At these high temperature levels, a fever can cause seizures, abnormal bodyÂ appendage movement, burning urination pain and breathing difficulty.Full Answer >
Any temperature over the normal body temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is considered to be a fever, according to WebMD. However, in medicine any temperature over 100.4 F is considered to be a fever.Full Answer >
When written in a medical report or stated verbally by a health care provider, "body temperature 97" means that a thermometer shows that a patient's temperature is 97 degrees Fahrenheit. Body temperature can be recorded by a rectal, oral, tympanic or armpit thermometer, according to WebMD.Full Answer >
According to WebMD, a high body temperature for an adult is an oral temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit or a rectal or ear temperature over 101 degrees Fahrenheit. A high body temperature is referred to as a fever.Full Answer >