Raised body temperature is known as fever. In medical terms it is called 'Pyrexia'. Many a times fever is a symptom of many diseases. The normal body temperature is 37o C (98.4o F) but may vary slightly from individual to individual. It also varies half a degree or so throughout the day.
Any infection. Any internal or external injury. Climatic change. Excessive exposure to Sun Light.
Signs & Symptoms
A temperature over 37.4o C or 99.4o F may be considered as fever. The person's face will probably be flushed, the eyes may be glazed, the body hot to the touch. The person may either feel hot or cold depending on the rise and fall of temperature. When the temperature is dropping, the body often sweats profusely.