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How to tell if you really have a fever

Feverish or fever-ish?
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98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is not everyone's normal core body temperature.

Everyone knows the number 98.6. When you were a kid, it was that golden degree that you had to surpass in order to officially have a fever—and a chance of missing school. But although we all think of that number as the average human temperature, it’s not actually as accurate as mainstream culture treats it. Unsurprisingly, human bodies are

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