Germy McGerm calling
January 20, 2008 7:22 PM Subscribe
At what point is an adult fever too high?
posted by dancinglamb to Health & Fitness (23 answers total)
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...)