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What is considered to be too high of a fever in a 5 year old child?

What is considered to be too high of a fever in a 5 year old child?

Anything above 104: When temperatures rise to those levels they will produce significant discomfort, and are approaching near 105, above which the potential for seizures and brain damage may begin to manifest. See a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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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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What is too high of a fever in a child?

What is too high of a fever in a child?

104 to 105 F: We start to worry around 104-105 degrees fahrenheit. ...Read more

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My child has a fever - what temperature is too high? How can I lower it?

My child has a fever - what temperature is too high? How can I lower it?

More than 103: It is more common for children to have higher tempt when they are sick comparing to adults. When tempt is too high....It can induce seizure etc....Thus it is important to keep it under control...Depending on the age of your child, tylenol/motrin can be used to help. Also, cool compresses i.E a cool towel on the forehead areas, cool sponge baths etc... You shoul consult for doc.. ...Read more

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How high should you let a child's fever get before taking him to the e.R.?

How high should you let a child's fever get before taking him to the e.R.?

How old?: The age of the child will influence whether the degree of fever may be placing them at risk, but if they have a body temperature of more than 104.5 it might be a good idea to have a doctor see them. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the effects (when you become an adult) of having had a high fever when you are a child?

Nothing specific: Decades ago it was common to attribute learning difficulties or deafness to high fever in childhood.As research on kids has progressed, most deafness has been linked to other causes and learning difficulties linked to inherited factors. Meningitis or encephalitis, with or without high fever did have complications.Most kids with high fever grow up with no long term effects. ...Read more

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Child 5years high fever?

Child 5years high fever?

Need more info: First priority is to make your child comfortable by bringing the fever down.In order to do this i need your child's weight and age to give you the right dosage. If sick looking go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your child has a high fever and seems spaced out?

What does it mean when your child has a high fever and seems spaced out?

Means see a doctor: Difficult to respond without knowing more, but if there is fever and change in mental status the very best thing to do would be to see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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What to do in a child with high fever but no other sick symptoms yet?

What to do in a child with high fever but no other sick symptoms yet?

More info: How high is the temperature and how did you take it? How old is the child, are they in day care or otherwise exposed, who else in family is ill. If the fever is less than 104 f, the child is alert and without other symptoms would make them comfortable, keep them well hydrated and wait things out. If new symptoms develop email us back and will try to help. Hope they are better soon. ...Read more