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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

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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...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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What to do if I have fever temperature going up and down for 4 days?

What to do if I have fever temperature going up and down for 4 days?

Fever: It could be due to an infection. If fever is low grade (100 F degree or less) monitor and take OTC meds for few more days. If fever is higher and you have other symptoms, please see a doctor. ...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

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I'm suffering from fever with temperature 102 degree f what to do?

I'm suffering from fever with temperature 102 degree f what to do?

Don't panic: While that temperature is considered a fever, it is not by any means a dangerous temperature. Your body makes a temperature to fight off germs, both bacteria and virus, that cause infections. The fever actually helps your immune system work better. Keep yourself well hydrated, as a temperature causes you to need more fluids. See doc in next few days if fever doesn't go away or other symptoms. ...Read more

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What may be causing remittent fever? Elevated temperatures very early morning but normal temp the rest of the day.

What may be causing remittent fever? Elevated temperatures very early morning but normal temp the rest of the day.

Exactly what is temp: How high is your temperature? Undulating fever ( greater than 101 F) can indicate ongoing systemic infection. Low grade temperature 99- 101 may be viral, depending on symptoms. Time for an exam and blood/urine testing. ...Read more

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My dad woke up in the middle of the night shivering and shaking cold. No fever, room temperature same as every night. Possible causes? He is 52.

My dad woke up in the middle of the night shivering and shaking cold. No fever, room temperature same as every night. Possible causes? He is 52.

Difficult: Atarax (hydroxyzine) and zyrtec should not be taken simultaneously... If this is a once time occurrence and there are no other symptoms like shortness of breath or chest pain, you could ignore it. But if it continues medical attention is needed. ...Read more

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My 4 years has a fever her temperature is 102 this morning. I given her Advil (ibuprofen) twice last night, check her temperature around 5:15am it was still 102...please help?

My 4 years has a fever her temperature is 102 this morning. I given her Advil (ibuprofen) twice last night, check her temperature around 5:15am it was still 102...please help?

Fever: Continue to treat her fever with weight appropriate doses of Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil. The Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used every 4 hours up to 5 times a day and the Advil every 6 hours. Do not over bundle her and give plenty of fluids. If she has other symptoms or her fever remains high; have her seen. All the best. ...Read more

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Feels like a fever but no temperature?

Feels like a fever but no temperature?

PRODROME: At the BEGINING of an infection your body may sense an internal change in temperature, muscle aches and joint aches. Prior to spiking a fever. This PRODROME is usually as the body is trying to fight off the infection by producing interferon and Interluken. ...Read more

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Feels like fever but no temperature, what could be wrong?

Feels like fever but no temperature, what could be wrong?

Flushing: This may be due to many different 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

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What are the tell tale signs of a fever besides high temperature?

What are the tell tale signs of a fever besides high temperature?

None.: Fever is by definition a high temperature. For most purpose fever is t> 101 f or 38.3 c. ...Read more

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Is 99.1oral temperature a fever? My oral temperature is always between 98.6 and 99.1?.Please advice

Is 99.1oral temperature a fever?  My oral temperature is always between 98.6 and 99.1?.Please advice

No: not a fever. Everyone has some variation in thee temperature over a 24 hour day. This is normal. ...Read more