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A 26-year-old male asked:

Why we avoid intravenous injection during high grade fever?

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Dr. Minghsun Liu
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Not true.: There is no absolute contraindication to IV injections during high grade feverf - maybe unless someone is having a seizure due to a high fever. In fact, high grade fever sometime can be associated with serious, life threatening illness. In those cases, IV therapy is definitely part of the treatment regimen.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
I'm curious to know the basis of your question. Sounds like some advice some one may have told you that you could've misinterpreted. IV therapy is often the quickest and surest way of getting necessary medications to where they have to go for virtually any type of serious condition and bypasses all complications when patients can't cooperate for one reason or another. Thank goodness for VEINS!
Apr 22, 2015

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