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    Nov 23, 2012, 10:04 PM
    4-Day Low Grade Fever is Now a High Grade Fever (103.5)
    My husband has had a low grade fever (99-101) for 4 days and it jumped from a low grade fever to high fever (103.5) within an hour. He has been getting fluids (Powerade Zero) and taking Advil every 6-8 hours for the last 3 days. The Advil appears to lower his temperature slightly. He complains of body ache, minor headache, chills, some dizziness, diarrhea, and cough but is not experiencing any chest pains or vomiting. I'm concerned about the high fever. Is taking him to the ER recommended (it's Friday night)? If not, what are some things I can do for him to get him through this?
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    Nov 23, 2012, 10:13 PM
    Do you have health insurance? If so, do you have a nurse hotline? (Many insurance companies do).
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    Nov 23, 2012, 10:33 PM
    If you opt not to go to the ER, make sure to keep him cool. Cold compresses, a cool bath. Anything to lower the fever.

    At 105 you're looking at possible brain damage. It's you're call, and his, whether to go to the ER or not. But at 103 I'd be going for sure, before it gets worse.
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    Nov 23, 2012, 10:48 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Alty View Post
    If you opt not to go to the ER, make sure to keep him cool. Cold compresses, a cool bath. Anything to lower the fever.

    At 105 you're looking at possible brain damage. It's you're call, and his, whether to go to the ER or not. But at 103 I'd be going for sure, before it gets worse.
    I'm hoping she already left for the ER.
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    Nov 23, 2012, 11:51 PM
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    I'm hoping she already left for the ER.
    Me too.

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