Is A Temperature Of 39.1c Dangerous In An Adult?


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This temperature converts to 102.38 Fahrenheit, which is significantly higher than the adult average temperature of 98.6 Fahrenheit, or 37 Celsius. Therefore, running a fever of 39.1 Celsius may indicate that the person with the fever is battling an infection that requires medical attention. To put things in perspective, any temperature above 106 Fahrenheit is extremely dangerous for adults, and it can result in irreversible damage to the brain and body. With regard to the lower temperature of 39.1 Celsius, it's a sign that a person is sick, and that they should consider seeing a doctor.

  • Other symptoms

If this fever is accompanied by a bad headache, vomiting, and lethargy, medical care should be sought out immediately. Of course, if a child has these symptoms, they should be seen immediately by a doctor or be taken to a local emergency room. For adults, fevers may signify something serious that needs to be addressed (such as an underlying medical condition); however, at other times, a fever may be something that passes through the body, and then the body recovers all on its own.  For example, a fever may "break" and a person will feel much improved after this happens.

  • Fevers means different things

Fevers can mean a lot of different things, so it's impossible to generalize about what a specific temperature means in an adult person. It's always best to see a doctor if there is a worry that a person's fever is too high and that their general health is not good. 

A qualified general physician is the best person to see regarding a worrying fever. Since doctors spend years in school learning about the human body and its maladies, and then work with patients to help them maintain or regain their health, they are the best sources for expert diagnosis and treatment of illnesses related to fever.
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Anonymous answered

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