Severe Fever

Emergency Room and Emergency Care Services For Severe Fever

Severe fevers can be a medical emergency. ER of Texas provides 24-hour emergency care with no wait.

Most people will experience a fever at some point in life. Usually, these are problems that can be treated at home or with a doctor’s help. Unfortunately, there are occasions where a fever can be a sign of a medical emergency –particularly for children and infants. Below, you will find warning signs of a fever emergency for different age groups. Please visit an ER immediately if you notice these symptoms in yourself or someone you love.

Emergency fevers in infants younger than 90 days:

  • The fever is 100.4 degrees F or higher
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Rash
  • Chronic crying
  • Vomiting
  • Sleeping past feeding times
  • Discoloration on the skin
  • Redness or swelling on the body

Emergency fevers in infants between 90 days and 36 months:

  • The fever is 102.2 degrees or higher
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Rash
  • Long time since last urination or bowel movement
  • Chronic crying
  • The baby has not received vaccinations
  • Difficulty keeping fluids down
  • Sleeping past feeding time or has a hard time waking up

Emergency fevers in children:

  • The fever has been 102 degrees F for more than 2 days
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Inability to urinate or pain while urinating
  • Stiff neck
  • Discoloration on the skin
  • Difficulty swallowing or speaking

Emergency fevers in adults:

  • The fever is 103 degrees F or higher
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Severe headaches
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rash
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Seizures
  • Dizziness and disorientation

Don’t take chances with severe fevers. If any of the above symptoms accompany a fever, seek emergency medical care right away.

At ER of Texas, we provide 24-hour emergency care services in Dallas, Texas. Our emergency professionals are experienced in treating both adults and children. We are passionate about the work we do and dedicated to giving every patient the best care possible.

Please contact us online or call us at a location near you to learn more about our severe fever treatments and emergency care services.

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