look it up!!!!!! high fevers can in fact cause brain damage....mostly because alot of times it is difficult to get a child to drink enough fluids and dehydration causes the body to fail at regulating temperature, even with use of fever reducers, causing seisures, brain damage, blood pressure problems, and many other things. it is simply that when a child has a fever of 106 and higher they usually will not drink fluids no matter what you do and quikly become dehydrated. so quikly that parents dont usually catch it in time.
Answer by AmiJanell at 10:23 PM on Nov. 16, 2009
Wow. Who knew it was heated over a fever discussion. I work in the medical field as well and see fever all day long. As long as it is not past 104 I say no worries. So do all the docs I work with. But I admit when my son has a fever I get all worried....and I did have to bring him into the ER due to a high fever. The answer: Tylenol. But the fever was only indicative of another issue. Fevers are the result of a problem, not the main problem. They do tend to make us uncomfortable. For my own child if his fever is not uncomfortable I don't medicate. Unless of course it is "high" and he can't shake it. My son had a fever of 103 for several days and his doctors were not worried nor did they want me to give medicine unless it made me feel better. 104 was the limit of what was okay. My son's neurologist though did say febrile seizures in some children can cause damage. What that "damage" is I do not know.
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