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Comment Re:Negative headlines sell better (Score 2, Informative) 737

You're kidding, right? If she had a fever of 106F for a week she'd be doing a lot more than "clinging to her mother". From the wiki for Thermoregulation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermoregulation#Hot
# 39C (102.2F) - Severe sweating, flushed and very red. Fast heart rate and breathlessness. There may be exhaustion accompanying this. Children and people with epilepsy may be very likely to get convulsions at this point.
# 40C (104F) - Fainting, dehydration, weakness, vomiting, headache and dizziness may occur as well as profuse sweating.
# 41C (105.8F) - (Medical emergency) - Fainting, vomiting, severe headache, dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, delirium and drowsiness can occur. There may also be palpitations and breathlessness.
So yeah, if she had a 106F fever for a solid week she should have been hospitalized. I hope for your sake the next time she has a fever like this you take her to the ER after no more than 24 hours or there will likely be permanent damage.

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