29th June 2020

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Is a 104.2 fever dangerous?

Normal fevers between 100° and 104° F (37.8° - 40° C) are good for sick children. MYTH. Fevers above 104° F (40° C) are dangerous. They can cause brain damage.

Beside this, is 104.2 a high fever?

Most fevers, however, remain below 106oF. According to Schmitt's study (1980), most parents incorrectly think that a temperature of 104 to 106oF will cause brain damage to occur, or that if a fever is untreated it will rise higher. -- Any child with a fever over 104.2oF.

Secondly, should you go to the hospital if you have a 104 fever?

Normally, fever is a healthy immune response to a medical condition such as an infection. A high fever is anything over 100.4°F rectally for infants three months of age or younger, 104°F for children, and 103°F for adults. For high fever in the Bay Area, visit a Dignity Health hospital for first-rate emergency care.

Is a fever of 104 dangerous for a child?

Normal fevers between 100° and 104° F (37.8° - 40° C) are good for sick children. MYTH. Fevers above 104° F (40° C) are dangerous. They can cause brain damage.

What should I do with a 104 fever?

Also call your doctor or go to the emergency room if any child has a fever above 104 F. High fever can cause seizures in young children. Call your doctor right away if your child has a fever and: Looks very sick.
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