Germy McGerm calling
January 20, 2008 7:22 PM Subscribe
At what point is an adult fever too high?
Is there some sort of time frame or temperature cutoff where it's time to pack it in and head to the ER? I know the whole 'if you can't put your chin to your chest thing' is a major sign to get there pronto. But what if it's just an evil, evil fever that breaks with acetaminophen/ibuprofen only to return when the meds wear off?
If it matters, I've had a fever for the past 24-ish hours ranging from 101-105.3F. I can get it to go down to about 99.7 with the aforementioned meds. I've got a killer headache that comes and goes. Thankfully, it's been gone for the past few hours.
I think I'm possibly on the mend, because the chills have finally gone, and I'm no longer freezing. Just the opposite, in fact - I'm hot and keep lowering the thermostat.
BTW, I know you're not my doctor, etc. etc. And I do plan on going to the doctor tomorrow morning if it's not better. (and if it gets any worse tonight, I suppose I will have to go to the ER...)