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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The source of the fever always needs to be identified. If present, call your OB md.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Fever can be quite..: High and still be a normal reaction to an infxn. If by dangerous you mean malignant hyperthermia, this is generally not triggered by infection. Rather ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sometimes: A very high fever can damage the brain & other organs. It is recommended that an adult with a temperature of 104 or greater seek medical attention. S ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Fever: Increase water/fluid intake, and take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen in recommended doses( unless there is a contraindication to you taking one ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
36 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
When to see doctor: It is recommended that an adult with a temp of 104 or above seek medical attention. However, depending on other symptoms - it could be prudent to seek ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Untreated RF can lead to heart failure and early death.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
34 years experience Infectious Disease
Possible Allergy: You may need to check if you are allergic to a specific think in the room at night. You use OTC claritin (loratadine) and if not better check with you ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: In deference to the advertising industry, fever is a benefit to a child fighting an illness. Increasing blood flow & breathing provides fuel to make a ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Rheumatic fever: Rheumatic fever is due to an autoimmune reaction to a non treated strep throat. If you have cardiac ( heart) involvement it can be very serious depend ... Read More

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