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
Humans have a fever if their oral temperature is 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more, according to Mayo Clinic. Although average body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, anything between 97 and 99 degrees Fahrenheit is considered normal.Full Answer >
According to Mayo Clinic, the point at which a fever becomes dangerous depends upon age and other accompanying symptoms. It is generally advised to seek treatment if the fever rises above 102 degrees Fahrenheit in adults and children over 3 months old.Full Answer >
A person whose body temperature is and exceeds 99 degrees Fahrenheit in the morning has fever. At any time of the day, a temperature in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit indicatesÂ a fever.Full Answer >
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 >