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When does a fever become dangerous for a teen

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Miner
32 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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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
? 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

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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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 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 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 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 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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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 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not by itself: In and of itself the fever is not so high as to be dangerous but the underlying cause may or may not be. A severe underlying infection would be danger ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
20 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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