Know the causes, symptoms and treatment

The normal human body temperature is around 98.6°F. Temperature rising above this range is called a fever state. The state of fever is seen as a body fighting an illness, but if it persists regularly, it should be taken seriously.

According to a report posted on, mild fever is a condition where the body temperature fluctuates between 99 F and 100.3 F. In many cases, the body temperature also fluctuates from 100 F to 102 F.

Variations in normal body temperature can depend on several factors like how the temperature is taken, when it is taken and others.


Viral and bacterial infections can contribute to mild fever.

Common cold
Stomach flu
Problems with the urinary tract
Ear infections
Cellulitis (a skin infection)
sinus infections

Apart from viral and bacterial infections, non-infectious diseases can also be a cause of mild fever. Illnesses like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus can be cause for concern as they cause mild fever. Rheumatoid arthritis can cause painful swelling in the affected body parts, especially the joints. The inflammation caused by lupus can affect the joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, lungs and heart.

Mild fever symptoms

Pain in the muscles
Loss of appetite
Low urine rate


Experts are not sure of the exact causes behind this condition. Many of them have a rough idea why this has to happen. According to them, pathogenic germs find it difficult to multiply at higher temperatures. Many experts are also of the opinion that the increase in body temperature helps the productivity of immune cells to destroy pathogenic germs. That is why, as experts have concluded, our body reacts to illness with high temperatures causing fever.


Acetaminophen (pain reliever and fever reducer) and ibuprofen (reduces fever and treats inflammation) may be good options for treating this condition.

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