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A 30-year-old member asked:

why do our bodies create such high fevers if they cause seizures?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Cytokines: High temperature will slow down or stop an infection. Our bodies produce cytokines that cause our body temperature to go up as we fight off the infection. In young children this toxic state can cause seizure activity. These seizures do not cause harm if handled correctly.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Long term side effects of high fevers?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Fever: Temperature elevations above 105 f may create brain damage. In children they may be associated with seizures that will seldom if ever recur when the fever regresses. Otherwise there should not be permanent deficits from high fevers.
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A 49-year-old female asked:

I recently discovered an oblong shaped lump about an inch above my navel. Have been having high fevers ( arount 102-103) nightly for 3 months. Ideas?

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Dr. Frank Lane
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Why not see a Dr?!!: You could have any number of things- one that comes to mind is a hernia with small bowel entrapment, gut bacterial overgrowth, with infection and fever. Please go see a general surgeon!
A 35-year-old member asked:

Advice please? My 50 year old dad us getting high fevers ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
He needs to : Be evaluated - especially if temp is over 104.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Need help docs! my 50 year old dad getting high fevers a lot recently. What could be wrong?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Guessing isn't the: way to go. This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.

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