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treatment of high fever?

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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
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 doses can help. Symptoms like these are best evaluated in person by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you.

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A 28-year-old member asked:

Which medicines u sugested in high fever?

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Dr. Damian Cornacchia
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Several are common: Assuming no allergies or contraindications to their use, tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetamenophen) and Ibuprofen (advil, motrin) are used commonly for fever. The ultimate treatment however is to treat the cause. A cool or tepid bath also can help if the fever is resistant. Avoid using any topical chemicals ie alcohol rub.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How to get high fever down quickly?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
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 luke-warm water will help. If this is due to heat exhaustion or stroke, this patient should be seen immediately by professionals, and even with ice-baths it may be difficult to control the fever.
A 33-year-old member asked:

I've got high fever today, what to eat and what not?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Depends: How do you feel otherwise. Often, with infection, the body's cells release substances known as cytokines. One of the more commonly known cytokines is tumor necrosis factor, which may serve to suppress appetite. Otherwise, if your appetite is good, drink plenty of fluids, don't overeat, and just continue your usual diet otherwise.
A 25-year-old member asked:

I am very ill.High fever?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
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 of other symptoms (cough, sore throat, viral infection. See your primary care physician diarrhea, burning with urination, rashes, etc.) a physical exam and often blood work and testing! high fevers often but not always suggest a viral infection..
A 34-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me how to stop a high fever?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Don't panic: Not sure what you consider a high fever, but likely not a dangerous temperature. Your body makes a temperature to fight off germs, both bacteria and virus, that cause infections. The fever actually helps your immune system work better. Keep yourself well hydrated, as a temperature causes you to need more fluids. See doc in next few days if fever doesn't go away or other symptoms.

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