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What Is A Fever Temp For Adults
What temp is considered a fever in an adult. And how dangerous is it to have one for several days?
98.6, but...: Normal oral temperature for and adult/child is 98.6 f. 36.8 c. It depends where you take the reading: oral is usually one degree f lower than vaginal or anal readings. You are considered to have a fever if above 100f, but i think if you have a fever close to 102-3 for 2 days or more, it is wise to see a physician. If a child has 101 f for a couple of days, keep hydrated (as with adults) & call md. ...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
95.9 to 99.5 : A normal temperature reading for a child when taken by mouth is 98.6 degrees f, though this measurement can range from 95.9 to 99.5 degrees f in different kids. Kids with temperatures consistently out of this range can be in danger and should see a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
101 F: Though you may ask 3 different doctors and get 3 different numbers. I think 101.0 f is a good starting number. However, if your little one in feeling bad and has a temperature, give him an appropriate dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) and keep him well hydrated. Call your doctor if you have more concerns. ...Read more
Rectal: The rectal method gives the most reliable, accurate reading — which is why doctors often recommend it for babies under 3 months of age, when a correct reading is crucial. However at age 3 a good quality digital thermometer, thermoscan(forehead), or ear thermometer would provide a very good evaluation of body temp and since the precise temp is not critical at this age, i would not recommend rectal. ...Read more
Daughter has a fever of 102.5 for 2 days is on antibiotics and tylenol (acetaminophen). What is a fever to worry about in a 7 year old?
No cough meds: There are NO GOOD cough medicines for toddlers. The studies very clearly show they don't work and have undesirable side effects. Try some honey in tea, warm showers and a humidifier. With regard to fever reducer, remember fever is just a symptom and doesn't usually "need" treatment. However, if the child is feeling bad because of the fever, then acetaminophen and ibuprofen work equally as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
100.5 F: 100.5 f or 38.0 c.Get a more detailed answer ›
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