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Dangerous Temp For Adults
About body temperature (fever). Are adult fevers lower than children's fevers for the same illnesses?
Can Be: Rotavirus is a common cause of gastroenteritis, usually diarrhea. Some cases can progress to severe dehydration. In the USA, several dozen children a year died from this disease, often infants.As many as 400,000 ER visits were occurring. Fortunately we have a safe effective vaccine that protects infants and seen a decrease in the severity. If suffering from it you need to hydrate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No : That is actually low.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it harmful for five year old to have a low grade temperature for more than two weeks? Treatment is with tylenol (acetaminophen). Has not seen doctor.
Depends: Depends on what is causing the fever. If the kid has had his shots & gained protection against most of the nasty diseases of childhood, it is likely a simple illness, often viral. Their brain isn't damaged by simple fever. If the kid is able to keep up with fluid needs & remain playful at times this can often be managed at home. If the kid looks bad, won't drink or scares you, have it evaluated. ...Read more
Depends on virus: Rsv is a virus that can vary in its effect on an infected child from a simple runny nose to life threatening pneumonia.The smaller the infant/kid the worse the potential pbs.Kids catch this virus almost every year but seldom have problems after infancy.Other forms of viral pneumonia vary in their outcome. The worst i've known was chickenpox pn in a untreated newborn delivered by a midwife.(died). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Generally: It depends on the virus - there are outbreaks where the old and very young appear to have been spared for unclear reasons while those in the prime of life are most affected (e.g. The h1n1 outbreak). In most cases, however, the very young and elderly are more vulnerable due to either a fading immune system or an immature one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: 37 degrees celcius is the same as 98.6 degrees fahrenheit. This is considered normal temperature for the healthy be they old or young. The elderly have lower average oral and axillary temperature readings but have comparable average rectal temperatures to younger people. ...Read more
Low risk: It is extremely unlikely that a generally healthy patient having minor surgery would die from general anesthesia performed by trained clinicians with access to modern medication and equipment. It is so unlikely that we are not sure of the exact risk, but we think it is 1 in 250000 anesthetics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: They are not at higher risk for complications, unless they have underlying problems (heart and lung, cancer), they may be at more risk for catching the illness due to crowding, such as dorms, and sports, and not being vaccinated. It is the very young and very old that have most of the complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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