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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Elisha
6 years experience Rheumatology
Fever: This would be considered meeting the threshold for a febrile state or having a fever.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Svengsouk
Specializes in Palliative Care
Fever Temperature: While any elevation in temperature above average is technically a fever, a fever is often not considered medically significant until at least 100.4 de ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience Orthodontics
98.6, but...: Normal oral temperature for and adult/child is 98.6 f. 36.8 c. It depends where you take the reading: oral is usually one degree f lower than vaginal ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pradeep Parihar
30 years experience Family Medicine
Fever : for all fever > 98.4 is abnml
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Temp over 100.4: Generally temp over 38 degrees centigrade or 100.4 farenheit are considered elevations. The other symptoms present detemine the severity of the illnes ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
100.4 R : Most will consider the core temperature (rectal) the most accurate reflection of real body temperature. At 100.4 r, it has moved outside the accepted ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Over 100.4: Generally temp over 38 degrees centigrade or 100.4 f are considered elevations. The other symptoms present detemine the severity of the illness. Unde ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: By definition, a fever is a body temperature that is higher than normal for that person. Average body temp is 98.6 f, but even that changes for any ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
102: Can be lower in immune defficiency.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
22 years experience Pediatrics
100.4 F (38.0 C): Fever in a child is a temperature of 100.4 farenheit or 38.0 celcius. In an infant, this temperature should be measured rectally. Temps taken under th ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
95.9 to 99.5 : A normal temperature reading for a child when taken by mouth is 98.6 degrees f, though this measurement can range from 95.9 to 99.5 degrees f in diffe ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam King
Dr. Adam King answered
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
101 F: Though you may ask 3 different doctors and get 3 different numbers. I think 101.0 f is a good starting number. However, if your little one in feeling ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
52 years experience Neonatology
Normal temp: is 97-(36.1degree C)--99F(3&.2 degree C) oral temp is 1 degree higher than axilary temp a temp of 100.4degrees is considered a low grade fever
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A member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
100.5 F or 37.9 C: Measured rectally, which is the most correct way to take temperature under 2 months or so.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
High fever: A temperature in the range of102-104 is consider a high temperature in toddlers.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Fever: This depends upon the degree of fever and associated symptoms. If you are having body temperatures in excess of 100F each afternoon you should be seen ... Read More
A 41-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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. MARK LONG
Dr. MARK LONG answered
25 years experience Pediatrics
Rectal: The rectal method gives the most reliable, accurate reading — which is why doctors often recommend it for babies under 3 months of age, when a correct ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Body's response: Fever is body's response to an infection. The important thing is to keep it under control by giving fluids, tepid baths and anti pyre tics such as Ibu ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
100.5: What is considered fever in babies is 100.5 and above.
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A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
For fever: fluids,Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. No OTC cough medications for children they do not work ad can be dangerous if given too much. A cool mist ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Fever: Temperatures of 100 f are not normal. If the body temperature fails to get as low as 98.6 sometime during the course of 24 hrs, technically that is a ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Camacho
23 years experience Family Medicine
Fever: Clinically a feer is a temperature >101f.
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