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.

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.