The cold and flu aren’t the only culprits when it comes to a higher-than-normal temperature.

Feeling a little heated? It’s typically nothing to worry about ― especially if you’re sick. However, other issues can cause your temperature to rise.

A normal body temp is typically around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius) but can vary slightly for each individual, and even fluctuate depending on the time of day.

“It can be lower in the morning and higher in the late afternoon and evening,” said Michael Hall, a physician based in Miami. But when your temperature gets to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, and lasts more than a few hours, you’re getting into fever territory ― something that can be caused by a number of conditions.

 

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