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what is considered a high fever in children

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
See below: 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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Fever- see doc?: When to see a doctor when your child has a fever? Depends on the age and how the child is doing: http://www.parenting.com/health-guide/fever/when-ca ... Read More

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A 41-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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Fever- see doc?: When to see a doctor when your child has a fever? Depends on the age and how the child is doing: http://www.parenting.com/health-guide/fever/when-ca ... Read More
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Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
Think differently: Generally it's not the temperature that harms the child it's the cause. It doesn't hurt to have a doctor examine any child with a fever, even one day' ... Read More
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Dr. Salma Elfaki
20 years experience Pediatrics
5 days: Any high fever lasting 5 days or more needs to be evaluated.
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Fever- see doc?: When to see a doctor when your child has a fever? Depends on the age and how the child is doing: http://www.parenting.com/health-guide/fever/when-ca ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor visit: Solution is to have him seen by a doctor.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Stress response: During any illness a kid may have a stress response that includes the inflow of stress hormones into the blood. Epinephrine & cortisol both tend to el ... Read More
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A 45-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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Kidney infection: Fever of10.4, while not high should cause you to go back to the er.If you get lower back flank pain should also be a sign for a return visit.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
100.4 F = 38 C: Check out http://www.Aafp.Org/afp/2007/0615/p1805.Html. We tolerate higher temperatures in older children who don't appear "toxic". But younger childr ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: What is your temp when you mentioned that is is high. High fever inyoung pts we are concerned about meningitis . It is best to see doctor.Any other sx ... Read More
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