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What is febrile illness

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Definition: It simply means what it says. An abrupt or very recent onset of a medical disease characterized by fever. It could represent any form of inflammator... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends: Febrile illness simply means illness with fever. Most simple viral illnesses last 3-5 days but cancer can also cause fever and if undiagnosed can las... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Keith Leap
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Lots of things: Febrile illnesses mostly come from infections, caught from others. They can be viral (like head colds, bronchitis, intestinal infections with vomitin... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Depends on the cause of the febrile illness. Mild self-limiting illnesses can be treated symptomatically. Many believe fever is beneficial, but if ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Todd Zimmerman
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Febrile Illness: A febrile illness is when you have an illness that causes fever. Etiologies can be bacterial or viral and less commonly fungal and autoimmune . Viral ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Depends: Fever can be caused by many different conditions, some of which will resolve on their own. Many times fever can be a sign of serious illness. You sh... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 42 years experience
It should not: Febrile illnesses by themselves should not elevate CPK and usually will not elevate a sed rate( at least not signifcantly). Certainly certain diseases... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Many things: Febrile illness means having a fever from some illness. Many different things can cause fever. Most are caused by viruses and some by bacteria and oth... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
A Verified Doctoranswered
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
No: You were sick and had no way of knowing how serious the cause of the fever. If you were worried and thought it was an emergency you did the right thi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Fever and cough: Fever plus cough could very well just be a cold of other viral infections. If your symptoms get worse, rule out pneumonia. Nowadays, there's been an i... Read More
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