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What Is A High Fever For A 7 Year Old
Have her checked: She could have a viral illness but, without actual examination, it is very hard to tell.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
100.4 F = 38 C: Check out http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2007/0615/p1805.Html. We tolerate higher temperatures in older children who don't appear "toxic". But younger children bear more involved evaluation since their immune systems aren't mature & they haven't received complete set of vaccinations. However, even healthy appearing children w/102.2 f = 39 c need further evaluation. Btw these temperatures are rectal.See 1 more doctor answer
Fever means germs: A fever is bodies natural response to some germ, viral or bacterial, that has invaded the system, fever increases metabolism for the body to make germ fighters, raised heart rate to push the blood around & bring germ fighters to the battle. It could be as simple as a flu or more complex like a kidney infection. Observe, write down all the symptoms & call the answering service for guidance.
My 2 two year old gets a high fever lasting 2-3 days about every other month. Is this normal? There are no other symptoms with it
Can be: The average toddler is expected to get 5-7 respiratory illnesses/yr to age 5 and 1-3 diarrhea illnesses in the same time frame. To space it every other month would be pretty common. Some kids run fever with their illnesses as a sigh of a robust immune system, some seem to have the same illness & never show many symptoms. In a kid that's growing & developing well & don't worry about that pattern.
So many reasons: There may be so many reasons why your child has a fever. Is your child tugging at the ear? Does your child look sick? Is your child active? Your child can have a viral or a bacterial infection. There may be an ear infection, a urinary infection, etc. You should have your child evaluated by a physican.
Depends: I generally follow a simple rule on oral medicines. Any spit-up within 15min where I can see or smell the med I will repeat the full dose. 15-30 half, after 30 none. Sometimes it is better to give the stomach a chance to settle down rather that repeating immediately.
My daughter 3 year old. Having high fever, we have given imol @ 10 pm. Again her body heated up. What next?
High fever: Push fluid. Continue imol every 6-8 hours for fever over 101 if temp escalates place child in tub of warm water and have her sit there for a half hour. If no relief consult your doctor.
I am 20 years old, have had strep 4 times in the last year & each time I'm out for a week with a high fever should I get them out?
Go see ENT: Was Strep proven by rapid test or culture each time? Or was diagnosis made empirically (just by exam w/o testing)? If former, get referral to ENT to discuss options.
Yes: But this temperature is also high for everyone. Cool baths or showers along with an antipyretic should bring the temperature down. If needed go to an urgent care center.
Many possibilities: Speculation is of little value here. Your daughter should be seen asap by her pediatrician, examined, diagnosed and treated. Do not waste efforts to diagnose on internet. Have her seen. Hope she is better soon.
24hrs fever free.: Also depends what was the cause of his fever. Keep hydrated.
My 6 year old has had a high fever and bad headache for 4 days. Absolutely no other symptoms. What could it be?
Viral vs bacterial: After 4 days of theses symptoms: if your 6 yr old is not improving, it is worth while to have an exam performed to identify the potential cause of the fever and headache. It could just be a viral illness that will improve with time and comfort. If bacterial-antibiotics may facilitate recovery.
My 4 year old daughter has had a high fever (101-103) that goes down with meds since sunday, should I take her in?
My daughter (4.5 year old) has high fever (39 Celsius) for over two days. At night its 36.6. No other symptoms. We are far away from any medical care?
Viral illness likely: Depending upon the exposure to germs, or other infectious agents, your daughter probably has a more common viral illness, causing the fever to wax and wane during the day and night. No need to shorten your sojourn unless she develops alarming signs such as a petechial rash, drowsiness, inabilty to drink fluids or vomiting.
My 4 year old son was on surgery yesterday he went under anesticia after that he start getting high fever is that normal or I need to take him to er
My 3 year old son have a high fever for three days and just started vomiting today. His sister has a fever also. What could this be? What should I do
Probably viral but..: It is impossible to know for certain from these symptoms, but the most likely cause is a viral infection, possibly roseola, which is common in 3 yo's & has high fever with few other symptoms (though vomiting can be one of them). Classically the fever goes away after 3-5 days & then a rash appears, so it may be hard to know if he has this for a couple more days. Please see "comment" below for more.See 1 more doctor answer