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Treating a fever depends a lot upon the individual. A child or elderly person should never be allowed to go for an extended period of time with a high fever. It can cause rapid dehydration and be very dangerous. High fevers in children can also lead to seizure activity if the temperature spikes high enough. In an adult, the temperature should be treated with an over the counter fever reducer (such as Tylenol) no closer than every 4 hours and make sure to increase clear fluid intake (no soft drinks or dark colored liquids, and never citrus drinks such as orange, lemon, grapefruit juices as they will increase your risk to dehydrate yourself further). If the fever does not improve with the medication, worsens, or does not start to decrease in 24 hours, seek medical attention as that may be a sign of a more serious condition.

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Q: How do you get rid of a high fever?
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