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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Fever : Is your thermometer correct? Best way to make it go away is to find cause. So at this point you have fever of unknown origin or FUO. You need to see ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
They will run tests: Tests are important way to investigate the cause of fever if it has gone on for more than one week. This may require blood cultures, blood counts and ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
12 years experience Psychiatry
Supportive measures: Medicines can help, particularly antibiotics for infections. In the context of severe illness part of the rationale for hospitalization is to observe ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: High fever and chills is not a good sign. Get him to a doctor asap and have him evaluated. Hope things go well.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Evaluation: Any time with fever need to be evaluated to find the cause so be treated.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sounds like the flu.: ...And this is not related 2 a visit 2 the hospital. Flu is viral ; has an incubation period of up 2 2-3 weeks, so u were destined 2 b sick hospital v ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: A fever suggests an infection. If she is breathing fast it is likely a respiratory infection that has triggered either expiratory wheeze such as asthm ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
21 years experience Pediatrics
Watch hydration : Your son is at risk for dehydration. Keep offering clear fluids- water, pedialyte and gatorade an oz at a time. If he is urinating less than 3 times i ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
What else ?: Many simple childhood viruses start with high fluctuating fever. When the kid is able to keep up with their fluid needs (wets every 6-8 hrs) and plays ... Read More

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