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What temperature is a fever in children?

What temperature is a fever in children?

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-call-doctor ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more


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What is a fever temperature in children considered?

What is a fever temperature in children considered?

100.4 R : Most will consider the core temperature (rectal) the most accurate reflection of real body temperature. At 100.4 r, it has moved outside the accepted range for normal. ...Read more

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What is a high fever in children temperature considered?

What is a high fever in children temperature considered?

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 different kids. Kids with temperatures consistently out of this range can be in danger and should see a physician. ...Read more

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What is a low grade fever in children? What temperature count as fever if takes oral?

What is a low grade fever in children? What temperature count as fever if takes oral?

Normal temp: Is 97-(36.1degree C)--99F(3&.2 degree C)
oral temp is 1 degree higher than axilary temp
a temp of 100.4degrees is considered a low grade fever ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter has a temperature of 104.7, I gave her children's tylenol (acetaminophen) but she vomited it up immediately. Should I take her to the doctor?

My 3 year old daughter has a temperature of 104.7, I gave her children's tylenol (acetaminophen) but she vomited it up immediately. Should I take her to the doctor?

Emergency: Yes. This is an emergency. This temperature is too high to wait. Please get her to an urgent care center or emergency room quickly. If in doubt, then please call or page your pediatrician for instructions. ...Read more

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Is a temperature of 37.9 C considered a fever?

Is a temperature of 37.9 C considered a fever?

Fever : Any temp above 37 is fever. However, meaning ful fever is usually above 38 ...Read more

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I am having fever that comes and goes. The temperature is usually 37.7 c?

I am having fever that comes and goes. The temperature is usually 37.7 c?

Sounds like a virus: Probably you have viral infection. Take fever reducers(tylenol, motrin) if t*>101*, drink plenty of fluids. If condition does not improve in 5 days, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Fever that comes and goes for past one month. The temperature usually varies from 37.4 to 37.7 c. What is this?

Fever that comes and goes for past one month. The temperature usually varies from 37.4 to 37.7 c. What is this?

Normal: Your body temperature varies during a day from the lowest very early in the am when your steroid levels are highest, to late in the day when they are lowest and the body temperature goes up. If this keeps up and you have any other symptoms, go see a doctor and get evaluated. Sounds like a change that needs explanation. ...Read more

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I've had fever and cough for the last couple of days. Currently I have a temperature of 38.5°C?

I've had fever and cough for the last couple of days. Currently I have a temperature of 38.5°C?

Chest infection: Fevers are usually a body's sign of an underlying infection. You may be experiencing a viral respiratory tract infection. Regular paracetamol every 4 hrs and home remedies for the cough such as lemon, ginger, honey drinks should be sufficient at this stage. If the fevers persist or if you develop chest pain or shortness of breath you need to visit your closest A&M Clinic for further evaluation ...Read more

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Feels like a fever but no temperature?

Feels like a fever but no temperature?

PRODROME: At the BEGINING of an infection your body may sense an internal change in temperature, muscle aches and joint aches. Prior to spiking a fever. This PRODROME is usually as the body is trying to fight off the infection by producing interferon and Interluken. ...Read more

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What temperature is a fever dangerous?

What temperature is a fever dangerous?

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, it most often follows anesthesia or neuromuscular blocker, and emerging data suggests predisposition related to mutations in many genes. For infxn-related fever, tylenol/motrin and supportive care. Should resolve w/ rx of infxn. If concerns, call dr. ...Read more

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What temperature is considered a fever?

100.4: For most medical purposes, doctors in all specialties define fever as a temperature above 100.4 f. ...Read more

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At what temperature is a fever too high?

104-105: Above 104, you risk seizure, heart arrhythmia, and death. That's not definite but the higher you go, the more likely it is. ...Read more

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If your temperature is 98.3 is that a fever?

If your temperature is 98.3 is that a fever?

No: A fever is defined as a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees farenheit. ...Read more

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My baby's temperature is 99.2 is it a fever?

My baby's temperature is 99.2 is it a fever?

More Info Is Needed: Neither child's age nor how temperature taken is given. Both are crucial info needed to answer your question. Management of fever is determined by a child's age. Body temperature is adjusted based on site taken, eg. oral, axillary, rectal. In general fever is a rectal temp of 100.4 deg or greater, However if your baby is irritable, feeding less, less active, has signs of illness, see a doctor NOW ...Read more

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Is a temperature of 99.3F considered a fever?

Is a temperature of 99.3F considered a fever?

100.4: A rectal temperature of 100.4 or higher is considered fever in an infant or child. Most adult providers consider a similar oral temperature as fever in adults. However, some people have somewhat lower body temperatures than usual when well, so a 2-3 degree increase over one's normal temperature could also be considered a fever. ...Read more

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How high of a temperature is considered a fever?

100.4: For most medical purposes, doctors in all specialties define fever as a temperature above 100.4 f. ...Read more

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What is considered a dangerous fever temperature?

What is considered a dangerous fever temperature?

Over 105: Generally temp over 38 degrees centigrade or 100.4 farenheit are considered elevations. The other symptoms present detemine the severity of the illness. Under 2 mos of age this elevation requires immediate care. Over 105 requires immediate attention at any age. ...Read more

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What temperature is considered a fever in my baby?

What temperature is considered a fever in my baby?

100.5 F or 37.9 C: Measured rectally, which is the most correct way to take temperature under 2 months or so. ...Read more

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At which temperature is a fever considered dangerous?

At which temperature is a fever considered dangerous?

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 evaluation at an early temperature. ...Read more

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What fever temperature would be a problem for a baby?

What fever temperature would be a problem for a baby?

Depends on situation: Infants in the first 2 months are at risk of infection from germs acquired during birth. Any fever over 100.4 during that period would deserve a visit to the emergency room. Beyond that point, the need for urgent evaluation declines and a simple call to the doc should be used to gauge your further actions. ...Read more

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What temperature is a fever for a child who feels hot?

What temperature is a fever for a child who feels hot?

100.4 F (38.0 C): Fever in a child is a temperature of 100.4 farenheit or 38.0 celcius. In an infant, this temperature should be measured rectally. Temps taken under the arm in a baby may read falsely lower than the child's real core body temperature. Fever is more serious in a newborn baby in general than in an older child. ...Read more

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Feels like fever but no temperature, what could be wrong?

Feels like fever but no temperature, what could be wrong?

Flushing: This may be due to many factors. If it persists see a doctor and be fully evaluated as it may include early signs of metabolic disorders that are best treated as early as possible. ...Read more

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Is 95 degree temperature is harmful after cure from fever?

No: Why would you ever think that?

However, with comorbidities there may be an issue to see a doc. ...Read more