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what's the difference btw a fever and a heat flash?

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Dr. Anhkiet Tran
Urgent Care 15 years experience
The cause: Fever is caused by your body to react against something such as infection. Heat or hot flashes is caused by changing levels of hormones in situations such as excitement, embarrassment, pregnancy, menopause...

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A member asked:

What is "milk fever?"

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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.
A member asked:

Do baths help reduce fever?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
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.
Lawrenceville, GA
A 52-year-old male asked:

I have a 102.2 fever.

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Anti pyretics: Take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for fever control. Push fluids. If fever isnt gone in3-4 days consult a physician.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have a fever of 101.5, should I go to the doctor asap?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Depends: Is there anything else going on in your body to go with the fever? Do others around you have some illness? Can you tolerate what symptoms you have and is there an underlying history of previous illness that might predispose you to severe illness. If everyone who has a fever of 101.5 runs to the doctor, then doctors and emergency rooms would be totally flooded with such people.
McAllen, TX
A 37-year-old male asked:

Is drinking milk okay if you have a fever, or not recommended? Thank you!

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Food Myths: There is no health concern here. If there were then millions if not billions of people would be in trouble.

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