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High Fever Temp For 14 Year Old
No Definition: The specific definition of a true fever is roughly 100.6 degree f (38 c). A "high" fever is a subjective term and not medically defined. Some physicians say 104, others say 105. The entire clinical picture is important when evaluating a child, so if your child seems very ill, then please seek attention regardless of the specific temperature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get seen urgently: I recommend this child be seen urgently in a pediatric ER setting. I don't like the description of the mental status. Even if this were a low-grade viral infection of upper respiratory tract, ear, or G.I. the baby should still be irritable, cranky, and feeding. Pack an overnight bag and get to the ER would be my recommendation. ...Read more
See a doctor: Fever usually means that the body is raising the temperature to stop viral or bacterial attacks. An infant retains the mother's antibodies for about 3 months. The infant's immature immune system takes over so the baby becomes more vulnerable . If the baby's temperature is very high or very low, it may be very serious go to emergency dept, hydrate, tepid not cold water for cooling, take a temperature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7 yr old child with cough and high grade fever. Took co amoxiclav for 10 days . Esr 37, tlc 8800, cxr normal. Cough not settling. Temp of 99f?
Wheezing?: Is he wheezing? Try xoponex mdi ( available by prescription only). May be you are dealing with scute bronchitis ( instead of infection)! sed rate just indicates 'inflammation' anywhere in body ( may be chest? ). And TLC not impressive. I think--- it's viral infection leading to acute bronchitis. See your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See the doctor: This time of year, many respiratory infections are being spread among children in school. Some of them are minor, but some may be serious. If your child has had cough, wheezing, and fever for 11 days, they need to be seen by their doctor to determine the cause of the illness. Please do not delay seeking treatment! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 4 yo son had a high grade fever (102-103.5) for approximately 24 hours (we alternated tylenol/Motrin every 6 hrs). Temp is now 96.5. concerns?
Should-N0: There are many opinions on the treatment of fever in children. Not all fever has to be treated. Acetamenophen is a good fever reducer. Ibuprofen is a good fever reducer. Depending on the age of the child & the weight of the child, either is acceptable. Some physicians recommend alternating a dose of one with the other every 4 hours so that no one drug get in the toxic range. Discuss with pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 8 mth old (7 months corrected age) low grade fever 38.2-5 c for 3 days. Cold related. Tempra (acetaminophen) helps. She is fussy and lethargic. Doctor time?
A cold can last 7-10: Common cold is very common in infants and toddlers. Average symptoms can last usually around 7 days. Should be evaluated after 7 days of symptoms. As long as the symptoms are just clear nasal discharge, its ok for up to days. If the symptoms last beyond that or if it is associated with fever , cough or green nasal discharge, should be evaluated to r/o sinusitis. ...Read more
Fever: A fever in itself is an indication of a problem. A fever of 101 is concerning, but without other symptoms would not be too concerned. Are there other symptoms: cough, sore throat or rash. Behavior: eating OK, drinking OK. Usually a fever can be watched and treated if the child is uncomfortable. If the child is warm, but feels OK let it ride. If symptoms persist or worsen get checked. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 4 year old has a low grade fever and wet sounding cough since last night. No vomiting. Suggestions?
Ranges: 70 – 100 beats per minute at rest. ...Read more