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What Temperature Is A Fever
Fever can be quite..: High and still be a normal reaction to an infxn. If by dangerous you mean malignant hyperthermia, this is generally not triggered by infection. Rather it most often follows anesthesia or neuromuscular blocker, and emerging data suggests predisposition related to mutations in many genes. For infxn-related fever, tylenol/motrin and supportive care. Should resolve w/ rx of infxn. If concerns, call dr. ...Read more
100.4 F (38.0 C): Fever in a child is a temperature of 100.4 farenheit or 38.0 celcius. In an infant, this temperature should be measured rectally. Temps taken under the arm in a baby may read falsely lower than the child's real core body temperature. Fever is more serious in a newborn baby in general than in an older child. ...Read more
My baby is 4 months old, I want to know what temperature is actually a fever? Is 37.5 a fever? And do I need to take her to emergency if she has one?
Other symptoms?: Your child has a fever if: The rectal temperature is over 100.4F (38 Celsius). For children less than 4 or 5 years old, the rectum is the best way to check for fever.Or the ear temperature is over 99 F(37.2 Celsius). You can use an ear thermometer if your child is over 6 months old.-Or the temperature taken by mouth is over 99.5F. need to know the symptoms for deciding if she needs to go to ER. ...Read more
14month old son.What temperature means fever?What to do immediately when fever?Give infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) or something?Pl suggest.
Take a breath: For most healthy children, I consider 101 to be a fever. For tiny or sick babies it's different. Take a breath and immediately take a good look at your son. Is he breathing usually/comfortably? Is he drinking fluids and having wet diapers? Fever is a defense mechanism which helps your body fight infections by making it less hospitable. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can lower fever, but isn't always needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When to see doctor: It is recommended that an adult with a temp of 104 or above seek medical attention. However, depending on other symptoms - it could be prudent to seek evaluation at an early temperature. ...Read more
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