What is an unsafe body temperature for a child?

November 19, 2019 Off By idswater

What is an unsafe body temperature for a child?

Fevers above 104° F (40° C) are dangerous. They can cause brain damage.

What fever is too high for a child?

If his or her temperature is above 100.4 degrees, it is time to call us. For children ages three months to three years, call us if there is a fever of 102 degrees or higher. For all kids three years and older, a fever of 103 degrees or higher means it is time to call Pediatrics East.

What temperature should you take a child to the hospital?

Call your doctor if you have an: infant younger than 3 months old with a rectal temperature of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher. older child with a temperature of higher than 102.2°F (39°C)

Is 37.7 a fever in a child?

A fever is a body temperature that is higher than normal. A normal body temperature in children aged 1 and younger is 37.5°C – 37.7°C. A normal body temperature in children aged 2 – 5 years is 37.0°C – 37.2°C. Fevers are very common in young children and are usually caused by a viral infection.

Is 37.8 a high temperature for a child?

Your child has a fever if he or she: Has a rectal, ear or temporal artery temperature of 100.4 F (38 C) or higher. Has an oral temperature of 100 F (37.8 C) or higher. Has an armpit temperature of 99 F (37.2 C) or higher.

Should I wake child with high temperature?

If your child is able to fall asleep don’t wake your child up just to take their temperature or give them fever medicine. Unless their symptoms are severe enough to warrant an emergency room visit, getting a good night’s sleep is more important to the healing process than monitoring their temperature.

Why would a child’s fever come and go?

Often fevers come with respiratory illnesses including croup, pneumonia and ear infections. The fever goes away as the illness runs its course or, for a bacterial infection, has been treated with antibiotics. Other times, fevers can come and go over weeks at a time.

Is it serious if a child has a high temperature?

High child fevers of 104 degrees or higher that quickly come down to 100 or 101 degrees with the treatment measures described are also generally not serious and can wait until morning, unless your child is 3 months or younger.

What is classed as a high temperature in a child?

In children, any temperature of 38 degrees Celsius or above is considered high. High temperature is common in young children. The temperature usually returns to normal in 3 or 4 days. While high temperatures are usually caused by minor illnesses they can be a sign of serious infections.

What to do if your child has low temperature?

If your baby’s temperature is low and you’re unable to increase their temperature by adding clothing, using your body heat, or swaddling, call their pediatrician right away. You may be directed to seek emergency medical help. If you can’t reach them and your baby seems ill, go to the nearest emergency room.

What temperature is an emergency for a child?

A fever of 105.0 F (40.6 C) or higher constitutes a medical emergency in a child of any age because the cells of the body can be damaged or die with even short-term exposure to a temperature of 105.8 F (41 C).