Normal temperature is 98.6 degrees. OK, well what happens if your regular body temperature is 97.6 (this is mine). Does it mean I have a fever if the thermometer reads 98.6? (It is a degree higher). So do I add a degree to 98.6, making it 99.6 degrees, because the thermometer reads a point higher than 97.6? Basically, if I have a normal temperature of 97.6, does it mean I have a temperature if the thermometer reads 98.6?