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A 28-year-old male asked:

what is the definition or description of: fever and headache?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: Fever (also known as pyrexia) is one of the most common medical signs and is characterized by an elevation of body temperature above the normal range of 36.5–37.5 °c (98–100 °f) due to an increase in the temperature regulatory set-point. A headache or cephalalgia is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck. It can be a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and neck.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Heat beating fast this morning. Some fever and headache too. I was fine yesterday?

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Infection?: Sounds as if you may be developing a viral illness, but without more information, hard to tell. Drink plenty of clear liquids, rest, take Aspirin or acetaminophen, and if you get much worse see your family doctor.
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What can make a fever and headache go away?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Usually OTC medicine: For minor illnesses like a cold, fever and headaches go away by themselves. Most people use otc meds like tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, or advil for relief of such symptoms. If a person has a strep throat infection or a bacterial sinus infection, antibiotics are the standard treatment. A doctor can evaluate to give a diagnosis, especially if a person has more than minor, temporary symptoms.
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A 18-year-old male asked:

I am getting fever and headache often.So please suggest?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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See you doctor: Your symptoms are too complex for this forum to help you. See your doctor.
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A 21-year-old male asked about a 78-year-old male:

Periodic fever and headache only at nights are symptoms of what ?

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Dr. Gary Beach
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Multiple possibiliti: These symptoms frequently are signs of chronic infection, see your doctor.
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A 25-year-old female asked about a 11-year-old male:

11 yr woke up with fever and headache. No other symptoms. Fever is been monitored 101.02-98.7 What should we do ? What medicine can we give him?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Tylenol: Please administer Tylenol, fluids and he should rest. If there is a cough or shortness of breath, please call your physician. These may be signs of COVID 19. Other possible causes include another viral infection or bacterial illness. If the fever worsens or persists for more than 2 days, please see a physician. A virtual appointment may be scheduled with Healthtap.

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