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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

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...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 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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If my normal body temp is 96.9 average, would upper 98 degrees be considered a (low) fever temperature?

If my normal body temp is 96.9 average, would upper 98 degrees be considered a (low) fever temperature?

No: Doctors prefer to look at signs and symptoms instead of a number from a thermometer. We don't worry about a temperature in the 98 degree range in a normal person. ...Read more

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What is the fever temperature range in acute retroviral syndrome?

What is the fever temperature range in acute retroviral syndrome?

See reference : Acute retroviral syndrome immunopaedia.Org.Za/index.Php?Id=475 acute retroviral syndrome is the effect of an immune response to a primary infection of hiv-1 or hiv-2. This acute phase of infection lasts for as long as the immune ... ...Read more

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My 9 month old daughter was giving a flu shot a week ago , now she has fever. Temperature was checked under arms, read 101. She's also teething. Help?

My 9 month old daughter was giving a flu shot a week ago , now she has fever.  Temperature was checked under arms, read 101. She's also teething. Help?

Fevers: are generally suggestive of an active infection, and should not be attributed to teething. It is unlikely she has developed the fever as a result of the recent vaccination, so close monitoring for progression of symptoms would be wise. ...Read more

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My mum has an intermittent fever after her brain stem stroke surgery. Her fever temperature ranges from 37.5-39 and it has been on going for weeks. Doctors has ruled out infections and gave her antibotics. Why is this happening? Will the fever stops?

My mum has an intermittent fever after her brain stem stroke surgery. Her fever temperature ranges from 37.5-39 and it has been on going for weeks. Doctors has ruled out infections and gave her antibotics. Why is this happening? Will the fever stops?

FUO: By definition fever with no apparent reason for 3 weeks is "fever of unknown origin." However, in your mother's case she had major neurosurgical attention and therefore, the most likely cause of her fever stems from that incident. In order to help you gauge the situation a little bit better I would need more information. if you'd like we can set up an appointment: Www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Sore throat with swollen tonsils and sickness. No fever temperature is 37.4c?

Sore throat with swollen tonsils and sickness. No fever temperature is 37.4c?

Probably infection: If it's short term ie days, then likely to be infection. Most of them are viral in nature (70%). If it lasts more than 5-7 days then it is reasonable to start antibiotics. ...Read more

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My child has a fever - what temperature is too high? How can I lower it?

My child has a fever - what temperature is too high? How can I lower it?

More than 103: It is more common for children to have higher tempt when they are sick comparing to adults. When tempt is too high....It can induce seizure etc....Thus it is important to keep it under control...Depending on the age of your child, tylenol/motrin can be used to help. Also, cool compresses i.E a cool towel on the forehead areas, cool sponge baths etc... You shoul consult for doc.. ...Read more