Heat stroke does not cause fever
Heat stroke is caused by exposure to excessive heat. It can cause extremely high body temperatures but it is not a fever because it is not caused by an infection. Heat stroke can be dangerous. If you think someone has heat stroke see your doctor straight away.

Call a doctor right away if:

  • A baby younger than 90 days old has a rectal temperature of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher.
  • A baby 3 to 12 months old has a fever of 102.2°F (39°C) or higher.
  • A child under age 2 years has a fever that lasts longer than 24 to 48 hours.
  • A fever lasts longer than 48 to 72 hours in older children and adults.
  • Anyone has a fever over 105°F (40.5°C), unless it comes down readily with treatment and the person is comfortable.
  • There are other worrisome symptoms. For example, irritability, confusion, difficulty breathing, stiff neck, inability to move an arm or leg, or first-time seizure.
  • There are other symptoms that suggest an illness may need to be treated, such as a sore throat, earache, or cough.
  • You think you may have incorrectly dosed acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
  • Things to remember

    • Fever is common in children
    • Fever and convulsions are usually not dangerous
    • Fever does not always mean a child is seriously ill
    • See your doctor if you are concerned about your child’s health

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