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What is considered a fever for a child under 2yrs of age?

What is considered a fever for a child under 2yrs of age?

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

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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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I usually have a temperature of 36.3c or 36.5 but today it's 36.8 do I have a fever, what is considered a fever??

I usually have a temperature of 36.3c or 36.5 but today it's 36.8 do I have a fever, what is considered a fever??

No fever: Fever is considered 38'C and higher. All individuals experience temperature fluctuations throughout the day - it's referred to a "diurnal rhythm" and is quite normal. ...Read more

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What is considered a fever on a 2yr old?

What is considered a fever on a 2yr old?

>100.4: Remember that the fever (if there is one) is a symptom that the body may be fighting something (viral or bacterial); however, the fever itself isn't considered dangerous. Other symptoms pointing towards a cause are really more important to consider. ...Read more

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What is considered as fever taken rectal in a 4 month old?

What is considered as fever taken rectal in a 4 month old?

Rectal temperature: of 100.4f is defined as fever. However a rise of 1 degree in child with symptoms should be considered fever ...Read more

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What is considered a fever? And what is a normal temperature for a 2yr old?

What is considered a fever? And what is a normal temperature for a 2yr old?

98.6F: Normal temperature varies from 97.6 to 99.2 degrees f. During the day. It's lowest in the morning and highest in late afternoon to early evening. Any temperature above 99.4f would be considered a fever. A temperature over 100.2f would be considered a significant fever. ...Read more

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What is considered a fever with a two month old baby?

What is considered a fever with a two month old baby?

100.4 degrees: I want to see any 2 mo infant with a rectal temperature of 100.4 within the next few hours if not sooner. Temperature below this but above 98.6 is worth watching but often just part of their daily metabolic drift. ...Read more

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What is considered high fever on a one year old?

What is considered high fever on a one year old?

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. ...Read more

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What is considered a fever if I naturally have low body temperature?

What is considered a fever if I naturally have low body temperature?

Fever: Fever is generally considered to be a temperature of 38 degrees celcius (100.4f) or higher. Having a lower basal temperature may not necessarily change that. ...Read more

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Help please? What is considered a fever for a cancer patient?

Help please? What is considered a fever for a cancer patient?

Fever: Fever is when the temperature above the normal range. Definition for fever is the same for everybody, it does not matter whether you have cancer or not. However, when you are receiving chemotherapy, there would be a risk for you to be neutropenic/having low wbc. Thus, what i would tell my patients is to let me know if they have temperature 100.4 or above. ...Read more

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What is typically considered a fever?

What is typically considered a fever?

Fever: There are several definitions. The one i prefer is a body temperature which in the course of 24 hrs either fails to get as low as 98.6 f or reaches 100 f. That may not define clinically significant fever since temperature elevations may occur for many conditions which are not clinically relevant. Someone who runs a mile may have a temp of 104 f without any illness. ...Read more

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