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Fever In Infants And Children
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
About body temperature (fever). Are adult fevers lower than children's fevers for the same illnesses?
Casey has had a fever for several days and now has a raspy cough. We give him children's Advil (ibuprofen). His temperature is around 100 and he is lethargic.?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Why would you ever think that?
However, with comorbidities there may be an issue to see a doc. ...Read more