***** her down and put her in a nice cool shower or bath, give her some tylenol and take her temp again in an hour. If it's still above 103 then take her to the emergency room.<br />
Edit - last time my fiance was sick and had a temp that high I did that and then put him back to bed with a cool rag on his head. His temp slowly came back down but make sure you stay up and keep taking her temperature at regular intervals, at least until it gets under 100.<br />
High fevers aren't always dangerous, fevers can actually be a good sign as it means your body is fighting off whatever is making it sick.<br />
Edit (again) - All of these misinformed people here... 103 is not a temperature in which brain damage occurs. 105 is generally when people RUSH to the ER, and brain damage generally does not start occurring until around 108.<br />
If she's not having a heat stroke then a mild fever is actually a GOOD thing. Makes you feel like crap, but it's good for your body.
It's scary when something like this happens, but 103 is not life threatening. You can icebag her, where you put ice packs in her underarm areas and at the juncture of her thighs. This will cool her blood where it flows out of her limbs and back into her trunk. An alcohol rub is a good idea, and a tepid bath works as well. If you have access to tylenol, ibuprofen or naproxen, any of these will help bring down the fever.
Mild bath not cold tepid and drink icewater if it doesn't go down maybe flu or worse drink lots of fluids and rest
Take her out of the microwave, she's done.<br />
But if her temp is that high, I'd say definitely emergency room or doctor before it gets worse.
the1og is right on.
You need to get her to a Dr. ASAP. A fever that high can lead to serious complications such as seizures and even hearing loss. I had a friend who lost 90 percent of his hearing after running a fever that high. It can even lead to brain damage if it stays that high for any length of time.
alcohol rub, Tylenol, keep forehead cool with ice pack, wet towel, if it hits 104 forget it and get her to ER.
Like SweetJuju said. If for some reason you don't have health insurance or can't afford medical care, lower her body temperature by getting her into a tub of cool water and administer Tylenol or aspirin to help lower the fever. A fever like that usually indicates an underlying infection, so she really does need to be seen if you can possibly get her in for some care. If you plan to have her seen do not try to lower the fever but simply get her in right away.
Take off her clothes and give her some Tylenol.
I AGREE..In an adult that temperature can be very serious.If you haven't already give her some Ibuprofen,Motrin, or some other FEVER REDUCING medicine and get her to a doctor.