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When does a fever become dangerous for a teen

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Miner
31 years experience Family Medicine
Over 102: Actually, fever is rarely dangerous to older teens and adults, it is the underlying disease that is either dangerous or not. Young children can be pro ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
19 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Over 105: 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
You would be dead: A fever of 140 does not exist - you would be dead. A fever of 104 is a significant fever, worthy of finding out why, but not in and of itself dangerou ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Possible: Many pts with nocturnal seizures have no awareness in morning, unless sleep partner noticed abnormal activity. Clues in the am include: bed very untid ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Drinking a little bit or as is done in certain cultures doesn't lead to alcoholism. Recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs to relieve anxiety as a tee ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
47 years experience Emergency Medicine
Fever delirium.: Delirium may occur when fever rises above 104. Infections are the most common causes. Some strokes can also cause it.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Normal : Erections are known to occur in normal kids at any age including the newborn period. It is viewed as a curiosity of nature rather than anything worris ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Despain
36 years experience Dermatology
Not fatal: Although anxiety provoking and no one wishes for it, hsv-1/herpes virus is not a fatal disease unless one is quite sickly or immunosuppressed.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
18 years experience Pediatrics
Scar tissue: Left to heal on it's own, a chronic chalazion may cause a scar or discoloration. A chalazion that does not improve with warm compresses or antibiotics ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
15 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe: The jury in psychiatry is really, and very truly, "out" on this issue. So, be a frog, always go forward. Never look back.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack child: It is possible, but is very very rare. Causes are different than for adults, ie. Not atherosclerosis.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: Infection in the urinary bladder alone may not become dangerous even if left untreated. There is always a risk that infection could spread to the kidn ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Www.ctf.org provides: Information & support. Symptoms of nf1 vary greatly depending on location & type of tumors. Evaluation & monitoring by an nf team: pediatric neurolog ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Staccato cough: Is a very distressing cough, your baby will be sick, unable to feed , will breath fast, if this is the case you need to see your child's doctor right ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
<95F: A temperature below 95f is outside of the majority of the bell curve and is mildly hypothermic.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Epididymitis: Inflammation of epididymis is likely your question. Sperm themselves to not get infected. Bacteria or viruses can reach the epididymis via the urethra ... Read More
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A 11-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Preliminary 24-48hrs: Preliminary result will be available but final result will take Final may take 5to7 days
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A member asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
See the doctor: Fever and cough could be a pneumonia. Get this checked out by the doctor. Has pt had all immunizations? Consider pertussis given non-stop cough
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
No: Geritol is a group of vitamins for the elderly. Most multivitamins have very low dosis of vitamins in each pill so most of the time is not dangerouse ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Variable: This depends on the extent of grief, and what you mean by "very long period." some people are completely immobilized and need time out. There are some ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
CDC suggests vaccine: The CDC says has recommended that a yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting you against flu viruses. But the final decis ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Rash: Many causes but can be seen with stress.

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