difficult child has been sick since Saturday. Fever of 103.7 when I left for work Sunday night. Took him in on Monday. Negative strep test but put on antibiotics. Monday evening his temperature was at 104.2 I tried to call the 24/hr nurseline on my insurance card...I got a recording that they were CLOSED. So I called the doctor. He told me high fevers are dangerous for kids 7 and under. That difficult child is ok. To put him in a cool tub when temp reaches 103 and pour water over him until temp goes down. I always thought the opposite. That younger kids run higher fevers, and the older you are the more dangerous it is. I also thought if you had a fever it meant your body is fighting an infection, thus need for antibiotic. I am told not true. So, I am asking you experts. How high is dangerous, and what age?