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When should you call 911 about a fever in an adult?

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You should call 911 if the person is:

Also get medical help right away for any of the following:

  • Unresponsive
  • Wheezing or has a hard time breathing
  • Has blue lips
  • Having convulsions or seizures
  • Speaking in a confused or altered way
  • A fever along with a stiff neck or headache
  • Temperature above 105 F
  • Fever with a sudden rash

From: Fever in Adults Treatments WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Merck Manuals: "Fever."

KidsHealth: "Fever and Taking Your Child's Temperature."

MedicineNet: "Aches, Pains, Fever."

American College of Emergency Room Physicians: "Fever."

Cleveland Clinic: "Fever."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Fever."

Fever Information from eMedicineHealt h

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 4, 2018

SOURCES:

Merck Manuals: "Fever."

KidsHealth: "Fever and Taking Your Child's Temperature."

MedicineNet: "Aches, Pains, Fever."

American College of Emergency Room Physicians: "Fever."

Cleveland Clinic: "Fever."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Fever."

Fever Information from eMedicineHealt h

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 4, 2018

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