You think the cold and flu are causing your temperature to rise? While these things could be the culprit, there are a number of other things that can cause your body temperature to rise. Some of these you probably haven’t considered.

Infections are a big cause of elevated temperatures. Usually infections are associated with high temperatures.

Another cause could be recent vaccinations. While your body isn’t invaded by an active infection at the time, it does tip your body off that your body may come in contact with it sometime in the future.

Did you know certain medications can cause your body temperature to rise? That’s why it’s so important to monitor your body’s temperature after taking new medication. In addition, certain inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus can also cause body temperatures to spike.

Outside of medical causes, there are also everyday things you may be doing that will cause your temperature to spike. This includes things like overexerting yourself outdoors.

Simple things like internal heat generation from exercise and mechanical movement of the body can raise your body temperature.

Learn more body temperature facts in the video below.

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