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A fever of 37.5 - is that high on a patient on chemotherpay

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A fever of 37.5 - is that high on a patient on chemotherpay for colon cancer. ?
Hi. We can certainly continue after this but 37.5 would not be considered a fever in anyone, cancer patient or otherwise.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I thought up to 37 is normal only

37.0, like 98.6, is an average of normal temperatures. One's temperature can vary from 36 to 38 and still that would not be considered a fever.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

So over 38 would be a fever ?

Just over 38 would be considered what's called a low grade fever
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Ok I was worried that it can msy be mean septecimia as he was getting chills and temp was 38 yest and 37.5 today

Well chills are a little concerning and it could mean that he's about to spike a much higher fever. But if there's any worry here his doctor should be notified.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Chills have gone now but we should still keep eye on the tempetsture right ?

Yes--but I wouldn't worry unless it rises above 38.5
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

coujd he have septecimia ?

I don't think so but have his doctor know about the chills
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