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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

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more


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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

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What is considered a high fever in a toddler?

What is considered a high fever in a toddler?

High fever: A temperature in the range of102-104 is consider a high temperature in toddlers. ...Read more

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What is a high temperature in a child of 8?

What is a high temperature in a child of 8?

Fever: For an older child, any temperature above 105 is very high; 103 to 105 is high. Below 103 is not as concerning but should still be treated if a child is uncomfortable. ...Read more

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How high of a temperature is considered a fever?

How high of a temperature is considered a fever?

100.4: For most medical purposes, doctors in all specialties define fever as a temperature above 100.4 f. ...Read more

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What is a normal temperature in a baby? Also, is there such thing as too low temperature and what should I do if that is the case?

What is a normal temperature in a baby? Also, is there such thing as too low temperature and what should I do if that is the case?

Depends: Depends on which thermometer you use- temperatures taken under the arm or in the ear tend to be lower than rectal temperatured, a normal rectal temperature is 98.6 plus or minus 1 degree. ( 97.6-99.6) subtract another degree if taking it under the arm. If your baby's temp is low, be sure he or she is dressed warmly enough. ...Read more

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What would be common causes for a very high amount of protein in a urinalysis?

What would be common causes for a very high amount of protein in a urinalysis?

A long list: Protein in the urine is an abnormal finding and can be caused by a very long list of entities that can be divided into three main categories. Disease of the glomerulus (your kidney's filters), too much protein in your blood serum that overflows into your urine, and disorders of resorption of protein in the kidney. It can also be caused by certain drugs and by drinking too much water. ...Read more

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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

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What is the problem if a child's urine is brown, and he has a high temperature?

What is the problem if a child's urine is brown, and he has a high temperature?

Blood in Urine: A brown or tea colored urine means that there is blood in there most of the time. A fever says infection is present. Not good! call and see your pediatrician asap. ...Read more

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What is the average temperature for someone with dementia? And what would then be considered a fever ?

What is the average temperature for someone with dementia? And what would then be considered a fever ?

98.6F: Having dementia does not change what is considered normal body temperature. 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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Is a heart rate of 51 considered healthy or to low for a 76 year old man? And what would be the normal range for that age?

Is a heart rate of 51  considered healthy or to low for a 76 year old man? And what  would  be the  normal range for that age?

It depends : If you feel well then rate is normal. Some meds like beta blockers or calcium channel blockers lower heart rate. Endurance athletes also have low heart rate. If you feel tired and weak or light headed, definitely see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a very low temperature, instead of a fever, cause a seizure in a toddler?

Can a very low temperature, instead of a fever, cause a seizure in a toddler?

Unlikely: In moderate hypothermia, child develops slurred speech, clumsy movements, impaired thinking, and lethargy , a picture of intoxication. ...Read more

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What is considered to be a high level of bilirubin?

What is considered to be a high level of bilirubin?

More than 2mg/dl: This number has to be carefully interpreted in the context of other liver tests, clinical context and medical history. ...Read more

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What is a high fever in children temperature considered?

What is a high fever in children temperature considered?

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 more

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There is a particular hormone that needs to be low I was advised for my age this is a good level of less than 5 please advise ?

There is a particular hormone that  needs to be low I was advised for my age this is a good level of less than 5 please advise ?

Not enough info: Without knowing which hormone you are concerned about it is difficult to answer your question. Also would need to know what symptom(s) you think might be related to your hormone levels as in many cases, symptoms are not related to levels of specific hormones. ...Read more

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What is the healthy amount of sleep that a school-aged child should be getting?

What is the healthy amount of sleep that a school-aged child should be getting?

Variable: Growing or active kids with sports or heavy study schedules need a minimum of 9 hours. After growth stops and schedule lessens, most can get by on 8, some adults 6-7. Memory difficulty, diminished work or physical performance or drowsy periods during the day suggest the need for more sleep. Bedtime is based on lifestyle and schedule.A shift worker is different from a daily worker. ...Read more

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