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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

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 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