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Icepacks under armpit to reduce a fever

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
?Viral illness: Viruses can cause infection, often in the upper respiratory tract(URI). Sometimes in the GI tract. It usually lasts one week to 10 days and then you f... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Mononucleosis?: At age 22, these symptoms for 3 weeks are highly suggestive of infectious mononucleosis. Mono often is mild, so "not sick, no fever" doesnt ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Temperature: Although the definition of low grade fever can vary some, in general an axillary temperature over 37.6°C (99.7°F) would be a low grade fever in mos... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 21 years experience
98.3: If the oral temp is 98.3, that is not an elevated temperature.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Armpit temp: 99.4 axillary temp is still considered the upper limits of normal.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Go see your doc: If you are taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) already, you should go back to see your doc. I doubt that you are allergic, but something else needs to be lo... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Swollen lymph nodes: A systemic infection will cause your immune system to go onto overdrive. This results in the increased size of lymph nodes where the activated cells o... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Verify/get seen: An infant at this age with any such fever should be seem as soon as possible. Germs that linger from delivery like group B strep or E.coli can hiberna... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
See doctor: Armpit temperatures are not that reliable, but if she has a fever at 6 months she needs to see a doctor to figure out the cause. It is not from teethi... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Fever: 37 C is 98.6F and these are normal temperatures. Not all infections produce fever, and without knowing how well the armpit temperature was recorded he... Read More
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