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What Is Considered A Low Grade Fever In Adults
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
A temp of: 104 or greater would warrant medical attention. Temp >107.6 °F (42 °C) creates serious risk for brain damage. What constitutes low fever is adult is debatable. Check this med line plus article: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003090.htm ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What range is considered fever using the ear thermometer in a 1 year old? Is it true that 102 is low grade and only 104 higher is urgent?
102: The ear, or tympanic , thermometer is pretty accurate, so the 102 is likely 102. If it goes higher in a one-year old I would suggest calling your pediatrician to see if an ER visit is appropriate. Push fluids to keep baby hydrated, like water or Pedialyte; consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin according to package instructions to bring fever down. If baby gets lethargic, go to ER ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on age: For babies under 2 or 3 months of age, any temperature over 100.4 degrees should be reported to the doctor and checked out. For babies over 3 months, fevers >101, if associated with irritability, change in feeding pattern, change in behavior or other symptoms, or lasting more than 48 hours, should be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poor Expression: I hear this expression very often. In peediatrics, any temperature under 100.5f is considered normal. Over is considered elevated.The "low grade" expression refers to elevations over 98.6f of a degree or 2. These are not really "fevers". ...Read more
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
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