What fever is too high?

A fever is a high body temperature. A temperature of up to 38.9°C (102°F) can be helpful because it helps the body fight infection. Most healthy children and adults can tolerate a fever as high as 39.4°C (103°F) to 40°C (104°F) for short periods of time without problems. Children tend to have higher fevers than adults.ping=”/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/fevr4&ved=2ahUKEwiP_ajTnZPpAhWhlXIEHcIgDTEQFjABegQIDhAG”>Fever or Chills, Age 12 and Older | HealthLink BCwww.healthlinkbc.ca › health-topics › fevr4www.healthlinkbc.ca › health-topics › fevr4id=”am-b1″ aria-label=”Result Options” aria-expanded=”false” aria-haspopup=”true” role=”button” jsaction=”m.tdd;keydown:m.hbke;keypress:m.mskpe”>

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  • Simply so, what is a dangerous fever?

    High-grade fevers range from about 103 F-104 F. Dangerous temperatures are high-grade fevers that range from over 104 F-107 F or higher (extremely high fevers are also termed hyperpyrexia).

    Likewise, is a 102 fever bad?

    A fever is a higher-than-normal body temperature, one of the body’s natural responses to infection. A low-grade fever isn’t usually a cause for concern, but a temperature 102°F and above should be treated.

    Can a fever kill you?

    Mild or moderate states of fever (up to 105 °F [40.55 °C]) cause weakness or exhaustion but are not in themselves a serious threat to health. More serious fevers, in which body temperature rises to 108 °F (42.22 °C) or more, can result in convulsions and death.

    What should I do if I have a 102 fever?

    No treatment is necessary for a mild fever unless the person is uncomfortable. If the fever is 102 or higher: Give an over-the-counter medicine such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) as directed on the label. Check with your doctor first if you have any medical conditions or take other medicines.