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When does a fever become dangerous for a teen?
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Dr. Adam Miner
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Adam Miner
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