A normal temperature is between 36 and 36.8ºC (96.8 and 98.2ºF). A temperature above this may be a sign of illness. Here’s what to look out for:

  • In children, a temperature of 38°C (100.4°F) or above is high.
  • A high temperature usually means you have an infection of some kind, such as a cold or flu.
  • However, a high temperature can also be due to other infections, some of them serious. It is important to look at other symptoms you or your child might have.

Visit our main Temperature and Fever section to learn more