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At what temperature should I go to the hospital?

At what temperature should I go to the hospital?

Fever: Fever itself is not an indication for needing medical care. More importantly are other symptoms or problems like dehydration, headache, nausea and vomiting. Fever is a normal part of your immune response. ...Read more

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Which temperature should I go to the hospital if I have other symptoms?

Which temperature should I go to the hospital if I have other symptoms?

Depends on temp&symp: Depends how high the temperature is&what other symptoms you have.
Most of the time if you have temperature if not over 103 degres farenheight and can be controlled with tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, you are able to eat and drink without vomiting, there is no shortness of breath, no severe abdominal pain, severe headace with stiff neck, blood or puss in the urine and other life threatening symptoms wait see md. ...Read more

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At which temperature should I go to the hospital if I have other symptoms?

At which temperature should I go to the hospital if I have other symptoms?

Depends on temp&symp: Depends how high the temperature is&what other symptoms you have.
Most of the time if you have temperature if not over 103 degres farenheight and can be controlled with tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, you are able to eat and drink without vomiting, there is no shortness of breath, no severe abdominal pain, severe headace with stiff neck, blood or puss in the urine and other life threatening symptoms wait see md. ...Read more

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At what temperature should you go to the hospital if you have other symptoms as well?

At what temperature should you go to the hospital if you have other symptoms as well?

Depends on temp&symp: Depends how high the temperature is&what other symptoms you have.
Most of the time if you have temperature if not over 103 degres farenheight and can be controlled with tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, you are able to eat and drink without vomiting, there is no shortness of breath, no severe abdominal pain, severe headace with stiff neck, blood or puss in the urine and other life threatening symptoms wait see md. ...Read more

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How high should I let my temperature get with cotton fever before I should go to the hospital? Have already taken 1000mg acetaminophen. Temp is 102.5

How high should I let my temperature get with cotton fever before I should go to the hospital? Have already taken 1000mg acetaminophen. Temp is 102.5

Possibly too high: You can try ibuprofen as well but if temperature not responding to over counter medications then you may have infection that requires antibiotics. Don't waste a lot more time to see if it comes down. ...Read more

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How severe should I let my temperature get before I get to the hospital?

How severe should I let my temperature get before I get to the hospital?

Fever: It is generally recommended that adults seek medical care for a temp of 104 or above. But you may need to go with a lower temp depending on the symptoms. For instance if you had trouble breathing or an infection - these would be reasons to get immediate help. Take care. ...Read more

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Baby temperature is 37.5 degree, her last reading dropped to 37.4 degrees. When should I take her to hospital to be checked by Dr?

Baby temperature is 37.5 degree, her last reading dropped to 37.4 degrees. When should I take her to hospital to be checked by Dr?

Temps are normal.: What you have described in your question are normal body temperatures. However, I do not know the clinical circumstances surrounding your question. Regardless of the body temperature, if your baby is sick that he or she should be evaluated by a pediatrician, in an ED or Office. ...Read more

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I just had my appendix out on monday n my temperature is 101.3 should I go back to the hospital?

I just had my appendix out on monday n my temperature is 101.3 should I go back to the hospital?

Yes: Post surgical infections can be deadly. They can also be due to a number of things besides infection at the surgical site, such as urinary tract infection from catheterization during surgery, pulmonary problems caused by failing to breathe deeply secondary to post surgical discomfort. Return to the hospital immediately for assessment. ...Read more

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Is 101.8 temperature time to take a 1 year old to the hospital?

Is 101.8 temperature time to take a 1 year old to the hospital?

Not necessarily: Signs that hospital visit needed are if she has troubles eating, drinking, lethargic. ...Read more

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Help, at what temperature should I take my daughter to the hospital?

Help, at what temperature should I take my daughter to the hospital?

Other symptoms?: Fever is over-rated as an indicator of seriousness. A kid with a 103f temp, who is taking fluids well enough to void every 6-8 hours is at low risk for dehydration. If alert and aware, with mild increase in heart rate and breathing, you may do well to wait until a regular doc is available. If excessively sleepy, refusing fluids, or showing other sx suggestive of big problems go now. ...Read more

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Baby temperature is 37.5 degree, she's 4 weeks old. When should I take her to hospital to be checked by Dr?

Baby temperature is 37.5 degree, she's 4 weeks old. When should I take her to hospital to be checked by Dr?

Normal temperature: Fever in an infant is not achieved until they hit 38C. Any 4 wk old would be seen at this point for an evaluation. ...Read more

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If my child has a temperature of a 102 should I take him to hospital?

If my child has a temperature of a 102 should I take him to hospital?

Other symptoms...: What age? If < 3 months old, call doc now. If toddler, fever of 102 is not dangerous. I would get more concerned if the child had other symptoms like: breathing difficulty, extreme tiredness (lethargy), dehydration (lots of vomiting and diarrhea without being able to drink), or very stiff neck. If not ill appearing, treating with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen ok. If still unsure, call pediatrician. ...Read more

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Pain around the area where appendix is. Been hospital and got told my bloid pressure and temperature is normal. Is it likely to be appendicitis?

Pain around the area where appendix is. Been hospital and got told my bloid pressure and temperature is normal. Is it likely to be appendicitis?

Maybe: Blood pressure and even temperature, alone have little to add to the absolute diagnosis of appendicitis, location of the pain in the rlq esp. If associated with tenderness and persistent should not be ignored. I assume if you went to the hospital you were evaluated by someone with surgical expertise, but if these thing are getting worse return for reevaluation. ...Read more

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My baby’s temperature has been 39.7 for the last few hours. Should I take her m to the hospital? He is on an antibiotic, should I wait for it to work?

My baby’s temperature has been 39.7 for the last few hours. Should I take her m to the hospital? He is on an antibiotic, should I wait for it to work?

Re-evaluation?: If it’s been a few days on the antibiotic and she’s still spiking fevers, then another evaluation is needed to assess the efficacy of the chosen antibiotic and consider alternate sources of the fever. ...Read more

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My son has fever 2 days his temperature 37°C but keep increasing now is 39°C my wife took him in hospital but no use Dr said if 2 days more bring him?

My son has fever 2 days his temperature 37°C but keep increasing now is 39°C my wife took him in hospital but no use Dr said if 2 days more bring him?

Mgt: Does he have any other symptoms? A virtual inbox consultation may be booked online.
If he is otherwise well and not experiencing any distress, many viral or bacterial illnesses may cause a fever. It should not be a prolonged fever though beyond typically 5 days.
I would suggest closely monitoring his health, fever and keeping him well hydrated. ...Read more

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My daughter is 28 months old. Started this fever we are trying to break used calpol but her temperature has now reached 39.1. Hospital?

My daughter is 28 months old. Started this fever we are trying to break used calpol but her temperature has now reached 39.1. Hospital?

Pyrexia in 2yr old: Between 6 months and 5 years, kids have high risk for febrile seizures.
Suggest Ponstan or Panamor 12, 5 mg suppositories 8hrly, alternating with 5mls Calpol in between. Tepid sponging with Lukewarm water and keep well hydrated.
If persists after 24 hrs - see your GP. ...Read more

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Do I need to take my 3 week old to the hospital for a 99.8`F„ temperature if he is coughing and his chest sounds congested? And he has diarr

Do I need to take my 3 week old to the hospital for a 99.8`F„ temperature if he is coughing and his chest sounds congested? And he has diarr

Not ER but...: A temperature of 99.8 taken rectally in a 3 week old is normal, so that wouldn't be my concern; however, the symptoms of cough and chest congestion warrant a visit to see his pediatrician this morning! He is young and those symptoms could be indicative of RSV, flu, or other illnesses that should be evaluated. Could also be reflux. Babies can normally sound congested but not with a cough. See doc! ...Read more

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How high should the temperature of someone recovering from a tramautiv brain injury get before they are taken to the hospital?

How high should the temperature of someone recovering from a tramautiv brain injury get before they are taken to the hospital?

38.5 C: 38.5 c is the temperature in the hospital where we start to get worried and treat the patient with tylenol (acetaminophen) or other cooling measures. However, it depends on the circumstances and the degree of head injury. Is the patient awake or still in coma? The rationale for being concerned is that you want to find the source of the fever. Infections from the lungs and urinary tract are common. ...Read more

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My temperature is 97.7 I am anemic and my blood pressure has been 119/82, 118/69, 106/77, 115/60. I am dizzy and weak. I am freezing. Hospital?

Anemic. And cold: Anemia means you have poor ciculation of blood. You must be fairly anemic in which case you should go to the er to have your blood checked. ...Read more

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Can a minor go to a local community hospital ER unaccompanied by an adult?

Yes and no: If a minor presents with a life threatening emergency, they will be stabilized and then the parents will be called before further treatment. If they present with a non life threatening emergency the parents will be contacted before treatment. ...Read more

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Will my child's severe asthma extend into adulthood? I'm worried that my son will not be able to live a normal adult life. He's already ended up in the hospital several times because his asthma was so bad.

Will my child's severe asthma extend into adulthood? I'm worried that my son will not be able to live a normal adult life. He's already ended up in the hospital several times because his asthma was so bad.

Not necessarily: Asthma does sometimes spill over into adulthood but just as often it can subside to a point where there are no attacks (it never really goes completely away). This is something to discus with your child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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Who takes care of adult spina bifida after you leave the children's hospital team?

Who takes care of adult spina bifida after you leave the children's hospital team?

Neuro/Ortho Spine: Some pediatric neurosurgeons will follow their patients as adults so check with them. You may need a team to help with bladder, orthopedic, and neurologic problems. For patients with chiari or vp shunts, they will need to see a neurosurgeon to be assessed for concerns for headache, numbness, or weakness. Get referrals from your pediatric providers if possible. ...Read more