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A 38-year-old male asked:

hi, have some mild symptoms (fever, chills &coughing) would like a referral for a covid test.

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Local Dr referral: In Africa, referrals are made by local Dr's either in person or via telemedicine. Call your GP and ask them for a referral. In the meantime, use Acetaminophen for Fever reduction, body aches, sore throat and headaches. Drink lots of fluids and take a cough suppressant.

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Why do infants and toddlers get fevers?

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Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
Infection: By far the most common reason for fever in infants and toddlers are infections, with viral infections being the most common type of infection. The infection triggers the immune system to respond with chemicals that effect an area of the brain with controls temperature.
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What medication should I give my baby for fever?

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Depends: If under 2 months, give nothing and call your doctor asap. Over 2 months can get tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) over 6 months can get advil/motrin or the tylenol (acetaminophen). But regardless of age, if febrile and that child isn't acting well, then you need to contact your doctor asap.
A 44-year-old member asked:

If I have a fever in the second trimester, does that put the baby at risk?

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Dr. Timothy Gorski
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Why the fever?: Depends what the fever is from. Most common infections that cause fevers do not hurt your baby. There are some, though, that can - rubella, for example.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take cough remedies containing phenylephrine while pregnant?

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Yes: You need to take only the recommended dose. Do not take any over-the-counter remedies that contain Aspirin or Ibuprofen or medications like them while pregnant.
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A 50-year-old female asked:

I've had a fever for 60days. 100-101 can't find a reason for it, it followed a endo ablation and a shot of depo. I'm tired and short/breath BP rising ?

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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Get tested: There are many possible causes of unexplained fever ranging from infection, autoimmune diseases, even certain cancers. Please get tested by a doctor soon.

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