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A fever is usually a sign that something out of the ordinary is going on in your body. For an adult, a fever may be uncomfortable, but fever usually isn't dangerous unless it reaches 103 F (39.4 C) or higher. For very young children and infants, a slightly elevated temperature may indicate a serious infection.
But the degree of fever doesn't necessarily indicate the seriousness of the underlying condition. A minor illness may cause a high fever, and a more serious illness may cause a low fever.
Usually a fever goes away within a few days. A number of over-the-counter medications lower a fever, but sometimes it's better left untreated. Fever seems to play a key role in helping your body fight off a number of infections
106.7 is the emergent number. Take tylenol and do not dress to warm. A fever is a good thing... It is your body heating up to cook off any bad bacteria or virus's you may have. You should let a fever go for 3 days before you seek medical attention. I worked in an Emergency Room for a long time.... I know of what I say. BTW... tylenol will NOT bring a fever down all the way.... it will only bring it down to make you more comfortable.
First, Is this just a fever that is bothering you? If not, you might want to consider going to the hospital sooner. Such as if you are feeling other illnesses during the fever. But just a fever alone? Around 103, when it is considered a high-grade fever.Though levels of danger are around 105-106.