A high fever can be a sign of a medical emergency. Adults with a temperature over 105° Fahrenheit should seek immediate medical attention from their nearest Dallas emergency room. Children over the age of one should be seen by an emergency room doctor if they have a temperature over 104° Fahrenheit. For children under on year, most doctors consider a rectal temperature of 100.4° Fahrenheit or higher as a fever.
High Fever is Not an Illness it’s a Symptom.
A high fever is often the symptom of an infection in your body.
Most experts believe that a high fever is your body attempting to fight off infection.
A high fever can also be a symptom of heat stroke or other illnesses.
High Fever in Children
Carefully monitoring the temperature of children is important. High fevers, over 104° can cause seizures in young children. If your child shows any of the following symptoms along with high fever, let your doctor know: lethargy, fussiness, poor appetite, sore throat, cough, ear pain or diarrhea are additional symptoms that can help your doctor pinpoint the cause of your child’s high fever.
Here are some other articles we have on fevers you may like:
- What to Know When Your Child Has a Fever
- What You Need to Know About Your Baby’s Fever
- Children’s Fevers: When to Worry
- 7 Critical Symptoms in Children You Can’t Ignore