Having an elevated body temperature is a common symptom of many illnesses, such as fever or the flu. However, when it comes to what is considered a normal body temperature, there is no single answer that can be said. Generally, it is considered that 37 degrees Celsius is a normal body temperature. For those in the USA, this translates to 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. However, no two people are the same, and some may have a different body temperature than others. Let us take a look at body temperatures and how to determine whether your body temperature is too high or too low.
Information. The 98.6 Fahrenheit range comes from a German doctor in the 19th century. While it is still accepted that this is the “standard” body temperature, some modern researchers say that the number is closer to 98.2 degrees Fahrenheit. The reality is that no two people are the same. For most adults, “normal” body temperatures can range from anywhere between 97 to 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit. As we will see, this is a little different for adults and children.