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Fever Temperature In Celsius Chart
My 6 month old has had a fever since this morning his temperature is 38 degrees celsius. Should I be worried?
Subjective fever: Everybody is a little bit different -and it would be important to know the temperatures you used to have before this question came up. I think that 'no' this isn't a fever, but I don't know your basal metabolic rate. There is a natural rhythm of the body- temps go up and down, and usually at night the body is cooler than during the day. If you FEEL hot, then it's possible u have a low grade fever. ...Read more
My baby boy is 3 mths and has fever of100 degree Celsius. I gave him panadol (acetaminophen) and temperature isn't returning to normal. Please suggest some remedies.
My son has a temperature between 38.4 and 39.1 degrees Celsius, has complained about a headache and thrown up once. What could it be.
103.3 Fahrenheit: That is a hot tamale! We start to worry with fevers of 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit. For starters give liquid Advil, keep the child in undies & T-shirt, and encourage hydration (Slurpees work best, because you get both hydration and cooling from the inside!). Look for signs of illness that you can report to you Family Doc in the morning. If there are major changes, then consider going to the ER. ...Read more
Fever can be quite..: High and still be a normal reaction to an infxn. If by dangerous you mean malignant hyperthermia, this is generally not triggered by infection. Rather it most often follows anesthesia or neuromuscular blocker, and emerging data suggests predisposition related to mutations in many genes. For infxn-related fever, tylenol/motrin and supportive care. Should resolve w/ rx of infxn. If concerns, call dr. ...Read more
>100.4 F/ 38C: The normal body temperature will fluctuate during the 24 hr day. The metabolism/activity influences the level detected. Those in a normal day/night pattern are often lower around 4-5 AM and higher 4-5PM. ...Read more
More Info Is Needed: Neither child's age nor how temperature taken is given. Both are crucial info needed to answer your question. Management of fever is determined by a child's age. Body temperature is adjusted based on site taken, eg. Oral, axillary, rectal. In general fever is a rectal temp of 100.4 deg or greater, However if your baby is irritable, feeding less, less active, has signs of illness, see a doctor NOW ...Read more
100.4: A rectal temperature of 100.4 or higher is considered fever in an infant or child. Most adult providers consider a similar oral temperature as fever in adults. However, some people have somewhat lower body temperatures than usual when well, so a 2-3 degree increase over one's normal temperature could also be considered a fever. ...Read more
100.5 F or 37.9 C: Measured rectally, which is the most correct way to take temperature under 2 months or so. ...Read more
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
When to see doctor: It is recommended that an adult with a temp of 104 or above seek medical attention. However, depending on other symptoms - it could be prudent to seek evaluation at an early temperature. ...Read more
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
100.4 F (38.0 C): Fever in a child is a temperature of 100.4 farenheit or 38.0 celcius. In an infant, this temperature should be measured rectally. Temps taken under the arm in a baby may read falsely lower than the child's real core body temperature. Fever is more serious in a newborn baby in general than in an older child. ...Read more
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
Why would you ever think that?
However, with comorbidities there may be an issue to see a doc. ...Read more
Probably not...: Depends on a number of factors, including your metabolism, activity at the time the "elevated" temperature was recorded, and personal baseline body temperature when optimally "healthy.". ...Read more