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When does a fever become dangerous for a teen

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Miner
Family Medicine 33 years experience
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
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
? danger ?: Fever is a natural body response to illness as it turns on the immune system to fight disease. Fever increases heart rate to circulate blood with germ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
A Verified Doctoranswered
39 years experience
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
It can be: There are many different causes of fever. A fever that high and if it last for a long time (more than 12-24 hours) can be very dangerous for your hea... Read More
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.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: Untreated RF can lead to heart failure and early death.
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