At what temperature should a parent take an 8 year old to the emergency room?

Answer It depends on a lot of factors, including what other symptoms are being exhibited, what have you tried to do to bring it down, how long has it been up, what were the circumstances surrounding the h... Read More »

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What temperature should you take an 8 month old to the emergency room?

Temperature of 39 degree C. and above should be taken seriously. However please remember that the degree of temperature is not the only criterion. The general condition of the baby and associated s... Read More »

My bf has a temperature of 101.4, and a very sore throat. Should we go to the Emergency Room?

101.4 is really not that high. Just make sure he's drinking plenty of fluids and taking some Tylenol. Keep cold wash clothes on his forehead as well. Keep an eye on the temperature and if it get... Read More »

If a 12 year old drinks a glass of wine should they be taken to the emergency room?

No. Children her age are given wine all of the time in Europe. She didn't drink enough to have any toxic effect. Give her a couple of glasses of water to help flush the alcohol out of her system qu... Read More »

A 70 year old man has chest pain so he goes to emergency room. But he dies. Why (Read more details!!)?

This feels like an exam question. I'm tempted to answer a. since I can imagine the aspirin increasing the bleeding into the pericardium, speeding up the patient's death. But a doctor once told me t... Read More »