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what, s is fever?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Fever: A temperature, which in the course of a 24 hour period, either reaches 100 f or fails to get as low as 98.6 f is fever. That is the definition, but whether it is related to a particular condition or is significant are different issues.

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What is "milk fever?"

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Dr. Scott Katz
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Mastitis: Milk fever is an old term for mastitis, or inflammation and/or infection of the breast. Your breast(s) may be warm, tender or red. You may feel sick as well. If you have any of these symptoms you need to call your ob/gyn right away.
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Do baths help reduce fever?

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Yes: A tepid bath, or a comfortably warm bath, does two things: it keeps the child from shivering, which will generate internal heat, and it will allow for evaporation, lowering heat. Keep the bath from being too hot, but also from being too cold.
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What is pel-ebstein fever?

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At what temperature is a fever too high?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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104-105: Above 104, you risk seizure, heart arrhythmia, and death. That's not definite but the higher you go, the more likely it is.
Dr. John Weeks
Dr. John Weeks commented
Family Medicine 45 years experience
infants and young children seem to tolerate higher fevers better than adults
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A 25-year-old male asked:

Hi. Ive been having a terrible fever since Friday night. Ive been heavily medicated since then. Its not better Which doctor can I visit close to Dainfern ?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
High fever: Would suggest using the local hospital or Urgent Care if available as you are likely becoming dehydrated. Further work up can be done as needed, but temporizing may not be a good option.

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