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is respiratory alkalosis a symptom of fevers?

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Dr. Ziad Akl
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Infectious Disease 31 years experience
No: Respiratory alkalosis is not a symptom. It is a rise in the blood ph that occurs when you breath fast. That often happens in illnesses that also cause fever. So it's a manifestation of the underlying illness, not a "symptom" of fever.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Can fevers cause brain trauma and damage?

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Dr. Sharon Gilliland
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: The typical fevers of childhood illnesses do not cause brain trauma and damage. If the fever is caused by an infection of the brain (meningitis or encephalitis), the infection can cause damage but not the fever. Fevers from heat stroke (in the 107 degree range or more) may cause brain damage but these are not typical fevers of childhood. They result from exposure to extreme heat.
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How can I treat my baby or toddler's fever?

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Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: Fever is a symptom and by itself may not need treatment. It is the underlying reason for the fever that is important. Fever in children less than 2-3 months and in very ill acting infants should be evaluated by someone familiar with children's health care. When treating fever Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen are the common medications used in the country. Care should be used not to use too much.
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How can I manage a fever in the third trimester?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Tylenol (acetaminophen): For a minor fever, such as below 103.5 degrees f you can use tylenol (acetaminophen) as directed.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How are febrile seizures treated?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Treat the fever: Febrile seizures rarely are dangerous to the child if managed well. More risk is the illness and the child's overall health. Medication can be given at onset to stop the seizure. Daily medication is no longer recommended.
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If you have sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) do you get better?

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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