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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience in Family Medicine
See doctor: What is your temp when you mentioned that is is high. High fever inyoung pts we are concerned about meningitis . It is best to see doctor.Any other sx ... Read More
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Need more info: First priority is to make your child comfortable by bringing the fever down.In order to do this i need your child's weight and age to give you the rig ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
See your doctor!: Fever can signify many different illnesses and usually indicates infection and or inflammation. Figuring out what is wrong requires a complete review ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Fever: A high fever depends on who you are talking to and who you are talking about. Most doctors would use a fever of 104 as high, With fevers, especiall ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Reddell
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes, but...: It is rare for anyone to have a severe reaction to vaccines. There will often be soreness or slight fever. Acetaminophen usually reduces the symptom ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hale Dimetry
8 years experience in Pharmacology
U r sick: It means you have an infection that your body is fighting....
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in 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 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience in Orthodontics
See MD ASAP: Cellulitis is a rather diffuse and aggressive infection. It can lead to some serious problems if not treated quickly. Knowing the source of the infect ... Read More
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A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Fever/antibiotics: Antibiotics may take 2-3 days for the infection to get bacterial infectionunder control times. Fever is normal body mechanism to fight infections.Temp ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Probably infection: High fever and green diarrhea (especially lime green) may indicate a particular bacterial infection called shigella. It is accompanied by abdominal p ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Determine cause: Treat the underlying cause. If the underlying cause of the fever is not serious, sometimes Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen in standard over=the=counter dos ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
Evaporative methods: More importantly, determine cause- 1. Adverse drug event: stop the medication; reverse if possible (e.g. Dantroline) 2. Drug-drug interaction: stop th ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
See below: Drugs taken for fever include aspirin, acetaminophen(tylenol) and ibuprofen. Aspirin should not be taken if you have chicken pox or influenza. If a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience in Pediatrics
Possibly: If a root canal done on the upper jaw went deep enough to hit the sinus cavity, it is possible, but not likely. Oral procedures do not usually go deep ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamer Hassan
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
It can do both: if you are taking it on a regular basis it can masken the fever so if you measure your temp it will be fine but Naproxen won't treat the underlying re ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Mean Vaccinations: For that the simple answer is rate of complications is high when patient have high fever. If you means in other situations, i really see no problem g ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Almost always: In nearly all cases temp is elevated to 39 degrees centigrade although a temp of 38 degrees (100.4 f) or higher is significant.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Depends: Depending upon the fever height and its cause, use of anti-pyretics like Aspirin and acetaminophen, combined with tepid towel baths, or immersion in l ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Genetic?: A host of genetic semi-diseases, from cyclic neutropenia to familial mediterranean fever, can do this. I would consider asking for specialist referra ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
High fever: Under certain conditions high fever can cause concern for life such as in meningitis, sepsis . And other conditions.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Asking for guesses: There is only a possibly answer for this question. Why are you asking this? Am i missing something?

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