High temperature (fever) in adults
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Symptoms of a high temperature can include your chest or back feeling hot, sweating and shivering (chills).
To treat a high temperature, try to get lots of rest, drink plenty of water to keep hydrated and take paracetamol or ibuprofen.
A high temperature (fever) is usually considered to be 38C or above. It's not usually serious and there are things you can do yourself to treat it.
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