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what tips do you have to avoid fevers?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Stay healthy: Avoid close contact with sick people with contagious illnesses, hand washing remains the single most effective means for the prevention of infection, ultimately leading to possible fever, so keep those hands clean and stay healthy. Best wishes.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Do suppositories work for fevers of 103 temp?

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Dr. Sean O Donovan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 34 years experience
Some do: Acetominophen and Ibuprofen containg suppositories will help reduce a fever, while those used for constipation will not. Your pharmacist can suggest some if you are in doubt about what you are using.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is there any way to quickly cure fevers?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) works quickly and safely when used as directed.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are fevers and what causes them?

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Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
Infectious Disease 31 years experience
Reaction: Fever is an abnormal elevation of the body temperature. Most of the time it is caused by an infection of some sort but there are many non-infectious causes as well. In response to certain chemicals in the blood, the brain resets the temperature of the body to a higher level, constricts the blood vessels in the skin and directs the muscles to twitch causing chills. This produces heat
A 42-year-old member asked:

Why do people frequently get fevers after school?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
???: I wasn't aware that they did!
A 33-year-old member asked:

What could cause reoccurring fevers with no other symptoms?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Periodic fevers: There are conditions where a fever may occur on a regular basis time wise-called periodic fever syndromes.These are complicated and you should discuss these with the pediatrician.

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