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What's a dangerous high temperature for an adult?

Temp: It is individual and also depends on the cause. Typically temps in excess of 104 F are considered dangerous. ...Read more

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Why is diphtheria mortality higher in children and adults over 40?

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Why is diphtheria mortality higher in children and adults over 40?

Respiratory compromi: Lower immunity may be the reason for quick spread of disease causing respiratory compromise. ...Read more

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Are rotaviruses dangerous for children?

Are rotaviruses dangerous for children?

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 more

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Is bronchiolitis more dangerous for infants than adults?

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Is bronchiolitis more dangerous for infants than adults?

Definitely yes: Smaller calibered lower airway (bronchioles) and poor handling of respiratory secretions in infants make bronchiolitis problematic to them. ...Read more

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How many degrees celsius and farenheit is considered a fever in children?

How many degrees celsius and farenheit is considered a fever in children?

Depends on age: In young infants up to a month of age anything above 38 degrees celsius or 100.4 degrees fahrenheit via rectal temp is considered a fever. In a child from one month of age and above, fever is anything above 38.2 celsius or 100.7 fahrenheit. ...Read more

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Is rashes after high fever common for adult?

Is rashes after high fever common for adult?

Sometimes: It depends on the underlying cause of the fever. Many febrile illness do also cause rashes. ...Read more

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What is considered to be a low grade fever ( degrees celcius)in adults and in children ?

What is considered to be a low grade fever ( degrees celcius)in adults and in children ?

low grade fever: The normal body temperature is 37 degrees centigrade. Anything above 37 .5 degrees centigrade is consider a low grade temperature. ...Read more

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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.

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.

See a doctor soon...: Fever that lasts longer than five days' time, even if low grade, definitely should be investigated. Even though the kids are usually fine, this can be a sign of a serious illness. See you doctor asap. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why is asthma worse for children than for adults?

Why is asthma worse for children than for adults?

Not necessarily: The severity of asthma is not universally worse during childhood--it depends on the patient. ...Read more

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Does body temperature rise during sleep for children or adults?

Does body temperature rise during sleep for children or adults?

Yes: Yes it rises for both, a little more for women and children than adult men. This is part of the natural cricadian rhythm. ...Read more

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Is a fever of 103 degrees in a child under 2 years old dangerous?

Is a fever of 103 degrees in a child under 2 years old dangerous?

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

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Is viral pneumonia more dangerous for children?

Is viral pneumonia more dangerous for children?

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 more

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Is viral pneumonia more dangerous for the elderly children?

Is viral pneumonia more dangerous for the elderly children?

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 more

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Is temperature of 37 c in old people already considered febrile?

Is temperature  of 37 c in old people already considered febrile?

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

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How dangerous is general anesthesia for sinus surgery for otherwise healthy adult?

How dangerous is general anesthesia for sinus surgery for otherwise healthy adult?

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 more

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Why are older children and young adults at such a high risk for the h1n1 flu?

Why are older children and young adults at such a high risk for the h1n1 flu?

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 more

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