There are many, many reasons to have a mild temperature elevation. As a
matter of fact, dependind on the TIME OF DAY that you took the
temperature, a temp of 100 could be considered a variation of normal.
The normal body temperture hovers around 99 and tends to be a bit higher
in the evening; lower in the mornings.
Fever is usually the
body's normal response to fighting of an infection (viruses, like colds)
or respond to inflammation. While autoimmune disorders can be on this
extensive list of reasons for a mild fever, it would not be high on the
list. You would need to see your medical provider for a thorough medical
history, some diagnostic tests, and a careful examination to determine
if an autoimmune disorder was the underlying reason.
It is not
really necessary to treat a fever, especially a mild one, with ibuprofen
or acetaminophen. Remember, this is a normal response and fever helps
with our immune response. Unless you are particularly uncomfortable, a
fever can be just left alone
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