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how high is a dangerous fever

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Depends: 105-106 will cause problems in almost everyone. I would look at how the child acts, instead of focusing on the fever. A fever usually means there i ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Eating toothpaste: Eating toothpaste may give you an upset stomach and cause you to throw up, but will not cause a high fever. Anything you intentionally do to give you ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
107???: A fever of 107 is very dangerous. You probably mean 100.7, but if it's really 107, you need to be in an emergency room now.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Eastburn
23 years experience Family Medicine
Please get checked.: There is a possibility that the fever, throat infection and rash may be coming from a strept throat. These symptoms are common and a quick culture can ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Fever: Temperature elevations above 105 f may create brain damage. In children they may be associated with seizures that will seldom if ever recur when the f ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience Family Medicine
104 to 105 F: We start to worry around 104-105 degrees fahrenheit.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
104-105: Above 104, you risk seizure, heart arrhythmia, and death. That's not definite but the higher you go, the more likely it is.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
100.4: For most medical purposes, doctors in all specialties define fever as a temperature above 100.4 f.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Infection: That means the baby has an infection and needs to be on medication.
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Varies: The answer to this question is not simple! Is this a steady fever?? Other symptoms??? Respond to Aspirin or Tylenol (acetaminophen)?? What medical con ... Read More
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