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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Overview)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be seen with some illnesses).


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What causes fever?

What causes fever?

Fever is like..: Fever is like an alarm. It is set off in your brain as a response of something that is "bothering" your body, something that your body is detecting is not right. Examples of triggers are infections, inflammations of joints and tissues, cancer, allergies. In summary, any potential insult that is out of the normal healthy state of your body can cause fever. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
2,227 doctors shared insights

Fever (Overview)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be seen with some illnesses).


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What are some treatments for a fever?

What are some treatments for a fever?

Antipyretics: Aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen are all antipyretics (fever reducers). Children under 18 shouldn't take aspirin, due to the risk of reye's syndrome. Tylenol (acetaminophen) shouldn't be used by people with liver disease, and Ibuprofen avoided by those with certain cardiac and renal diseases. This list is partial, if you're not sure, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Don't panic! Most fevers is uncomfortable, but harmless.
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Take the appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen
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Try cool compresses -- they may be soothing
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See your doctor if your fever is higher than 102 for more than 2 days
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What is Fever a risk factor for?

What is Fever a risk factor for?

Fever is Risk.: The risk of eventually developing the more deadly form of Q fever is increased in people who have: Heart valve disease. Blood vessel abnormalities. Weakened immune systems. A type of kidney disease known as chronic renal insufficiency. ...Read more

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Managing Hay Fever (Checklist)

Avoid heavy pollen areas
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Use air conditioners during pollen season
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If necessary, use a non-sedating antihistamine
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Cough sore throat fever bodyache cold?

Cough sore throat fever bodyache cold?

Virus: Sounds like a viral upper respiratory infection. Symptoms may last 5-10 days depending on too many factors and too small of a space for this answer. Persistent temperatures, lack of improvemt in symptoms should prompt you to see a doctor please. ...Read more

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Sore throat, chills, headache but no fever?

Sore throat, chills, headache but no fever?

Possibly virus: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Fever body pain?

Fever body pain?

Needs exam: We are unable to give any sort of meaningful response to this; we need more context, but more importantly, it sounds like you need an exam by a doctor in person. ...Read more

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Fevers then chills then fevers and spewing no diarrhea?

Fevers then chills then fevers and spewing no diarrhea?

Acute gastritis: This can be due to many factors. The child should remain well hydrated and if they cannot keep liquids down or not urinating they should be seen in an urgent care center or ER. Try using Coke or Pepsi with the gas out. Hope they are better soon. ...Read more

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Tick fever/ tick bite fever . Symptoms?

Tick fever/ tick bite  fever . Symptoms?

See below: http://www.nhls.ac.za/?page=alerts&id=5&rid=468 Please consult this site for information on this topic. Common symptoms are fever, headache, body ache, sore at the site of tick bite. ...Read more

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Shivers headache fever aching body?

Shivers headache fever aching body?

INFLUENZA A signs: These are signs of influenza: fever/chills/aches/headache and cough. Influenza a is epidemic right now. In the northwest influenza a began 2 weeks ago and dozens of cases came through my office (mostly children) last week. So take tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain/fever and push fluids and get rest! if you have a 'stiff neck' --consider meningitis (viral or bacterial) and get seen right away! hang in there! ...Read more

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Aso 730, ESR 47, CRP 26, rheumatoid factor neg, aana neg. No fever no infection. Is this somethng dangerous I should worry from or it is treatable.

Aso 730, ESR 47, CRP 26, rheumatoid factor neg, aana neg. No fever no infection. Is this somethng dangerous I should worry from or it is treatable.

See details: Why were these tests ordered in the first place? You need to provide more specific information to receive an accurate answer. ...Read more

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What types of doctors treats typhoid fever?

What types of doctors treats typhoid fever?

Anybody: Any competent doctor can treat typhoid fever, but since not many doctors in the usa have seen this disease it may be best to have an infectious diseases expert involved in its management. ...Read more

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How is scarlet fever treated?

How is scarlet fever treated?

Antibiotics: It is caused by the streptococcal bacteria and is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Treating hay fever without medicine? Are there any natural treatments that work? I’ve tried all kinds of different medicines and they just don’t work for me. The only one that kind of works makes me so drowsy it’s not worth it. I’m hoping there’s somethin

Treating hay fever without medicine? Are there any natural treatments that work? I’ve tried all kinds of different medicines and they just don’t work for me. The only one that kind of works makes me so drowsy it’s not worth it. I’m hoping there’s somethin

Control environment: See an allergist and find out what you're allergic to. Then discuss with them ways to reduce exposure to the allergens. It may be as simple as covering mattress, box spring and pillow and keeping windows closed during pollen season. ...Read more

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