Body temperature normals

Alternative names
Normal body temperature; Temperature - normal


A body temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is considered normal. Unless your temperature exceeds 100 degrees Fahrenheit (which usually indicates infection or illness), there is nothing to worry about. See fever.

Body temperature will normally fluctuate during the course of a day. For techniques on measuring body temperature, see temperature measurement. Also see vital signs.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 6, 2012
by Dave R. Roger, M.D.

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