Many infants and children develop high fevers with mild viral illnesses. Although a fever signals that a battle might be going on in the body, the fever is fighting for, not against the person. Brain damage from a fever generally will not occur unless the fever is over 107.6°F (42°C).
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Rheumatic fever is a complex disease that affects the joints, skin, heart, blood vessels and brain. It occurs mainly in children between the ages of 5 to 15. It is an autoimmune disease that occurs after an infection with strep (streptococcus) bacteria. Strep infections include strep throat and scarlet fever.
Fever happens when the body's internal "thermostat" raises the body temperature above its normal level. This thermostat is found in a part of the brain called the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus knows what temperature your body should be (usually around 98.6°F/37°C) and will send messages to your body to keep it that way.
Your child has a fever greater than 102° F (or 39° C). It's probably nothing serious, but it's worth checking in with a doctor or nurse to go through things and see if a visit to the office or emergency room makes sense. Your child has a rash with the fever (not like the one described above, for that, go right to the emergency room).
Children hold placards during a protest against the deaths of children who have died this month from encephalitis, commonly known as brain fever, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, in New Delhi ...
Rheumatic fever is a complex disease that affects the joints, skin, heart, blood vessels, and brain. It occurs mainly in children between the ages of 5 to 15. It is an autoimmune disease that may occur after an infection with strep (streptococcus) bacteria. Strep infections include strep throat and scarlet fever.
Your child has any other apparent problems, such as swelling or trouble swallowing; Low-grade Fever? What to Do Now. If your child (age six months and older) has a fever that registers above 100.4 degrees and below 102 degrees, you are in a bit of an in-between zone for the first couple of days.