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Fever In Infants And Children
About body temperature (fever). Are adult fevers lower than children's fevers for the same illnesses?
URI- AIR TRAVEL... !: Most probably viral. But at this temperature, better if travel can be delayed. Upper respiratory infection with inflammation/swelling of throat, nose can cause severe earache while plane taking off and landing, due eustacian tube dysfunction. If possible, have a check up with the child's pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on the type and quality of thermometer, and location the temperature was taken. If you use a good rectal thermometer, then it should not be below 97.0 degrees. Other thermometers can be accurate or not depending on the quality and price. Other factors, such as eating and drinking can affect oral temperatures. A 96.3 deg child would feel cold. ...Read more
See a doctor: Fever usually means that the body is raising the temperature to stop viral or bacterial attacks. An infant retains the mother's antibodies for about 3 months. The infant's immature immune system takes over so the baby becomes more vulnerable . If the baby's temperature is very high or very low, it may be very serious go to emergency dept, hydrate, tepid not cold water for cooling, take a temperature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not very accurate: Most 8-10 year old can use an oral thermometer. Axillary readings are not always accurate. Rectal temps are always the best, but in that age group, it's not easy to get one. ...Read more
High fever( 103)in 15 months old. With tylenol (acetaminophen) comes down for 2 hours. Is high temperature ok?
Fever from what?: A 103 fever by itself will not hurt the child. The question is, what is causing the fever? If it is the same respiratory virus (common cold) that the rest of the family has it is not a worry and may last up to 5-7 days. However, if the child has an undiagnosed ear infection, pneumonia or urinary tract infection, that would be more worrisome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If skin temperature rises above 45 degree centigrade what will someone's core body temperature be?
Core Body Temp: Mbt = 0.64. Tcore + 0.36. Tskin. ...Read more
Can be elevated: Vaccination like the illness it's designed to prevent (or reduce in severity) may cause fever as a normal physiologic response. In the animal kingdom, fever helps fight infection. Consider experiments where cold blooded animals given a bacteremia survive better when exposed to heat as opposed to their normal cold, damp environment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If your usual body temp runs at about 97.6 F, is a temperature of 98.6 F actually a fever for you (elevated temp)?
Feeling feverish?: Everyone is unique -from the nose we have to the body temp we keep. 98.6 deg F doesn't apply to everyone as a 'normal temp' & in your case u seem to run at 97.6? - Note that the body temp goes up & down throughout the day (circadian rhythm). I think u would KNOW IT if u had a fever -there should be a subjective feeling of that. I wouldn't trust a 'number' from a thermometer, it needs to correlate ...Read more
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