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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
Treat the number?: Criteria for hospital admission isn't based on a fever alone. A fever without the clinical context, is like a fish out of water. Normal body temperature is 98.6f or 37 c. A low grade fever is 100.4f while a high grade fever is 101.4f and above. More important than the fever are your teen's symptoms. Regardless, an evaluation by a healthcare professional is warranted. ...Read more
My niece has scarlett fever I have a 7 month old. Is it dangerous to have the baby around my neice or people that have been in contact with my niece?
Not so much: If you have the label then the kid has been diagnosed & should be on treatment. Unless the kid had close contact with the 7mo it would be hard for it to get the Strep A infection that causes it. Contact during the early symptom phaze or 1st 24 hrs on meds would be the vulnerable period. If so the baby would get the rash too. Contact with saliva would be the mode of transfer, not from being nearby. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what is causing the fever. If the kid has had his shots & gained protection against most of the nasty diseases of childhood, it is likely a simple illness, often viral. Their brain isn't damaged by simple fever. If the kid is able to keep up with fluid needs & remain playful at times this can often be managed at home. If the kid looks bad, won't drink or scares you, have it evaluated. ...Read more
Fever is Not teethin: If child, especially under age 2 years have such high fever it is not from teething but some sort of infection. Either viral or bacterial. Does he /she has other symptoms? Cough, runny nose? Lethargy or diarrhea? Is she / he drinking enough fluids? How many diapers she / he wets/ day? Any skin rashes? Please see doctor asap. ...Read more
How to get a high fever overnight? (Idk, cause I see a lot people eat toothpaste to get one, but I think it's too dangerous) (yes, it's GET, not TREAT)
What is cause: Fever in and of itself is not a problem to your infant. It will in no way cause problems with blood flow or placental function. The bigger question is what is causing the fever and can that be harmful to the baby. For instance, if you having a primary herpes infection causing your fever, this could infect the baby and cause problems. If you have a serious infection, also could harm. Find out why! ...Read more
Is it common to feel body pain, when you are having a cold? I have no fever. And is it dangerous to work out when having a cold?
Not uncommon: Myalgia (muscle aches) and arthralgias (joint pains) are not uncommon with some viral illnesses. Mild to moderate exercises should not be dangerous during this time as long as you listen to your body, avoid excessive fatigue and stay well hydrated ...Read more
I am suffering from coryza from about 25 days ago at night with no fever. Is it dangerous and what are the possible causes Thanks?
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