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When does a fever become dangerous for a teen?

When does a fever become dangerous for a teen?

Over 102: Actually, fever is rarely dangerous to older teens and adults, it is the underlying disease that is either dangerous or not. Young children can be prone to seizure with fever. Older teens and adults may be uncomfortable, but rarely injured by fever alone, under 102. However, treat the fever for comfort, and depending on concurrent symptoms, see your doctor. Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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What temperature is a fever dangerous?

What temperature is a fever dangerous?

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

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What is considered a dangerous fever temperature?

What is considered a dangerous fever temperature?

Over 105: Generally temp over 38 degrees centigrade or 100.4 farenheit are considered elevations. The other symptoms present detemine the severity of the illness. Under 2 mos of age this elevation requires immediate care. Over 105 requires immediate attention at any age. Read more

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How dangerous is a fever of 140 degrees fahrenheit?

How dangerous is a fever of 140 degrees fahrenheit?

You would be dead: A fever of 140 does not exist - you would be dead. A fever of 104 is a significant fever, worthy of finding out why, but not in and of itself dangerous. A fever of 100.4 is a low grade fever, the type you may see accompany many minor illness like colds and sore throats. Remember, though, fever is just a symptom - it is not a disease itself. It signals something else is going on. Read more

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At which temperature is a fever considered dangerous?

At which temperature is a fever considered dangerous?

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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Is fever any dangerous, if you are healthy? I'm healthy

Is fever any dangerous, if you are healthy? I'm healthy

Sometimes: A very high fever can damage the brain & other organs. It is recommended that an adult with a temperature of 104 or greater seek medical attention. Seek attention for other significant health symptoms. Read more

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Is 105 fever dangerous, how long can you have fever at this rate without causing damages?

Is 105 fever dangerous, how long can you have fever at this rate without causing damages?

Fever: Increase water/fluid intake, and take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen in recommended doses (unless there is a contraindication to you taking one of these) to reduce the fever. It should go down with these but may go back up when they wear off. If the fever goes above 106 or persists more than 48-72 hours consult your doctor. 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?

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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Is a fever of a 101 dangerous?

Is a fever of a 101 dangerous?

Not by itself: In and of itself the fever is not so high as to be dangerous but the underlying cause may or may not be. A severe underlying infection would be dangerous, other milder infections might produce a fever but be less dangerous. Finally there are a variety of non infectious problems that produce fever, some more severe than others. Read more

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Please answer me. Is a fever of 104.9 degrees highly dangerous?

Please answer me. Is a fever of 104.9 degrees highly dangerous?

It can be: There are many different causes of fever. A fever that high and if it last for a long time (more than 12-24 hours) can be very dangerous for your health.
You may want to seek immediate help from the nearest emergency room. Read more

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Is fever dangerous during pregnancy?

Is fever dangerous during pregnancy?

Yes: The source of the fever always needs to be identified. If present, call your OB md. Read more

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Is it dangerous if I have a fever while pregnant?

Is it dangerous if I have a fever while pregnant?

Yes: A prolonged high fever, esp. In early preg. Can result in risk of damage to the developing infant. How high is too high? Certainly over 104 but I would treat any fever esp. Over 101. This is the reason we discourage hot tube use, over 100 for over 10 min. Read more

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How high is a fever dangerous in a 15 month old?

How high is a fever dangerous in a 15 month old?

Depends: 105-106 will cause problems in almost everyone. I would look at how the child acts, instead of focusing on the fever. A fever usually means there is an infection that the child is fighting. If it is over 102 for more than a couple of days, or over 104 anytime, then I would see the doctor. If the child acts ill enough that you are not comfortable, then I would see the doctor. Read more

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Can you tell me is a fever of 104.9 degrees highly dangerous?

Can you tell me is a fever of 104.9 degrees highly dangerous?

It can be: There are many different causes of fever. A fever that high and if it last for a long time (more than 12-24 hours) can be very dangerous for your health.
You may want to seek immediate help from the nearest emergency room. Read more

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I developed a fever after taking laxitive. Is this dangerous?

I developed a fever after taking laxitive. Is this dangerous?

Very unlikely: There is no direct known connection between use of otc laxatives and fever. Having said that, it is possible that the reason you feel the need to take it, could be the result of any number of conditions that may have fever as a component symptom. Any long term bowel changes without other explanation should be checked by your primary care physician. Good luck! Read more

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Is it dangerous for a child's temperature to go to 97 degrees after an episode of fever?

Is it dangerous for a child's temperature to go to 97 degrees after an episode of fever?

Not likely: Some of this depends on how you are taking their temperature. If orally, may have to add a degree. If the child is getting better otherwise this is not a problem. If the child is worsening, then a lower than normal temperature may suggest a need for you to have them see a pediatrician soon. Read more

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3Yr old temp went from 99 to 96 in a couple hours. How low. Is dangerous? Its freaking me out! :' (She has not had any kind of fever reducer

3Yr old temp went from 99 to 96 in a couple hours. How low. Is dangerous? Its freaking me out! :' (She has not had any kind of fever reducer

Low temperature: A low temperature can be a sign of illness just as a high temperature can. If she is otherwise sick, have her examined. I am not sure what kind of thermometer you are using and if you may be experiencing trouble with accuracy. The gold standard for temperature is a rectal temperature until she is able to keep a thermometer in her mouth. I hope she is well. All the best. Read more