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At what temperature should you go to the hospital?

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A temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit or higher justifies a trip to the emergency room, especially in children, according to Emergency Care for You. Lower temperatures that do not respond to treatment may also mean a trip to the emergency room or doctor is necessary.

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At what temperature should you go to the hospital?
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People with high fevers should get medical help right away if they have been in the heat and aren't sweating or have abdominal pain, a very sore throat, stomach pain, rashes or red streaking on the skin, chills, pain during urination, or a bad cough along with the fever, according to WebMD. A person with a high fever who has a chronic illness, such as AIDs or diabetes, should also go to the hospital.

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