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Adult Fever With No Other Symptoms
Coccidiodomycosis: Valley fever is due to this systemic fungal infection and can present as pneumonia. In some people, particularly those who are immune compromised, this can become very severe and cause central nervous system infection, usually as meningitis. Most people resolve this spontaneously without major defects or need for therapy. ...Read more
Can a cold cause a fever in an adult? Have cold symptoms & temp of 99.5 using ear thermometer. Just took some cold meds. I'm scared! Sorry I'm a worrier
It usily does: Cold or an upper respiratory infection are caused by viruses and frequently cause quite a few symptoms, including fever which can range from mild to very high. The good news is that the cold is a self limiting disease lasting no more than 7-10 days, for which OTC meds usually suffice. ...Read more
What would cause a higher billyruben level and a lower white blood cell count in an adult? Symptoms are nausea, vomiting, low grade fever
Many causes...: Many things can cause high bilirubin and low white count. Common causes are biliary obstruction by gallstones, tumors or scarring in the gallbladder, pancreas, and bile ducts. Hemolysis (rupture of red blood cells) can also raise your bilirubin. Please follow up with your doctor because additional work up is needed. ...Read more
I am an adult and both of my ears ache. What are the symptoms of ear infections. I have no fever but have a slight sinus headache.?
Atypical fever in Adult Onset Stills Disease? Several symptoms line up, including blotchy salmon rash, fatigue, sore muscles, some joint pain. Etc. Except the fevers are generally every couple weeks and usually low grade instead of daily spiking.
Need more info: What is the question. Can you be more specific ...Read more
36 yo female with right ear pain for 2 days (no fever, drainage or other symptoms). History of ear infections as adult and child. I take azathioprine for crohn's. Should I go to doctor or wait?
Any hearing loss: The first question I ask a patient with ear ache (otalgia) is if there is any hearing loss associated with pain. If there is no hearing loss and particularly if the pain is in front of the ear, I would be thinking tmd. This could be joint disease, muscle spasm or referred pain to the side of the face (ear) from dental disease as the other reviewer suggested. ...Read more
How often during a year does an average adult need anti biotics or gets flu like symptoms ie;in a county like uk where you get extreme cold?
None: In majority of cases flu symptoms are caused by viruses and unfortunately, antibiotics do not work for viral infections unless you have complications such as sinusitis, ear infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, etc. So most likely you have to wait it out, drink plenty of fluids, chicken soup, have enough sleep. Otherwise talk to your doctor to decide what you need. ...Read more
I have had allergic reactions to the MMR and the tdap as an adult. Iam still experiencing symptoms from the tdap. It is mandatory to have take the flu shot where I work. I am also being treated for an unusual scalp lesion that will not heal for the last
Depends: I would monitor and see how high it goes, drink a lot of fluids and try to avoid too much activity. If it gets high...Above 101 continuously I would likely go see your physician, but really there is not much they can do or will do for a low grade fever except treat symptoms with otc pain meds, rest, and fluids. ...Read more
Depends...: Despite understanding your concern of unexplained fever in your children, this actually is all but impossible to answer without a physical examination and perhaps even labwork. This a medical quandary that most pediatricians face daily, hence your pediatrician would be the best resource to reckon with this dilemma. There is an explanation for the fever--but w/o further input, it is but a guess. ...Read more
15mth old had 101 fever with no other symptoms for 1 day. Now no sleeping well and fussy. She is cutting molars, could that be the problem?
My girl 3 years old has a fever with no other symptoms. Only fever, feeling fatigue & sleepy. She also refuses eating. What's the reason?
Viral?: Your baby most likely has a viral illness that is causing some nausea so she does not eat. She may have less fatigue after her fever comes down and you can do that with Tylenol (acetaminophen). If she still continues to refuse to eat, try to give her small sips of fluids so she stays hydrated. If she gets worse or you cannot get her to take fluids, she will need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Warrants an eval...:
I would confer with a doctor. Before you go think about how long this has been going on, the pattern of the fevers, and have a detailed medical, family, social, travel, and work history available.
There is a long list of things that can cause fever alone, including infectious, cancer, and rheumatic diseases. Since these are serious things, I would see someone asap. ...Read more
Fever: This is a manifestation of an inflammatory process. Patients may feel warmer than normally, may chill as temp is going up and sweat as it is going down. Pulse may go up about 7% per degree above 100 f. Fever above 104 may cause seizures in small children, but otherwise simply causes people to feel hot, and above 105 f can cause damage to brain tissue. ...Read more
Yes: If this happens you need immediate medical attention. The first thing we consider is an infection. The infection needs to be founf and treated immediately. The high fever needs to be controlled and the temperature dropped. There can be non infection reasons for high fevers. This is found in certain medical diseases. If that is the case you need an intense medical evaluation and therapy. ...Read more
Here are most of them. Fever, retrosternal pain (pain behind the chest wall), sore throat, back pain, cough, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, conjunctivitis, facial swelling, proteinuria (protein in the urine), and mucosal bleeding.
For more information about the virus you can go to the cdc website by following this link:
http://1.Usa. Gov/vvvr0x. ...Read more
They could be: Particularly the ones related to joint swelling and inflammation. It is not unusual for the "arthritic" symptoms to be severe enough to prevent you form bearing weight and even walking. Other symptoms occurring several months later on (chorea) may also be debilitating by producing uncontrolled involuntary movements. ...Read more
Common.: A low grade temperature (high 99s to 100s) is common with diverticulitis. Usually people have left lower abdominal pain (70% of people). It is sometimes accompanied by nausea and vomiting (20-60%), constipation (50%), or diarrhea (25-35%). However, if you have no fever, but have all the other symptoms, see your doctor, because you can still have diverticulitis without a temperature! Cheers! ...Read more
Viral: Probably a viral illness of some type. There are 100 different viral classes and toddlers are commonly exposed. If fever only, continue to observe and tylenol (acetaminophen) if needed. If he continues to eat or drink just let nature take its own. Viral processes typically last a week. ...Read more
Increased vagal tone: That's rather physiological, parasympathetic part of the nervous system tends to have increased activity at night, the vagus nerve, one of the most complex cranial nerves, is part of that system, it innervates several systems, hence the increased symptoms at night, also the fever is controlled centrally in the brain. This is an intricate complex system cannot be fully understood / explained here ...Read more
See below: Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal disease picked up through inhalation. Often the symptoms are mild and the disease not recognized. In one to three weeks when they do occur they include fever, cough, chest pain that can be severe, chills, night sweats, headache, fatigue, joint pains and a red painful bumpy rash. It can take months to fully recover and you should be followed for dissemination. ...Read more
Sort of: You can definitely hallucinate things if you're very sick with a high fever. This is not a good sign. You should get evaluated by a doctor to make sure you're not getting septic. ...Read more
Need more info: This doesn't sound serious at first glance, but you need to see a doctor to decide if you have something more ominous based on recent history and a good physical exam. See your doctor or an urgent careMD to make sure if you are concerned, especially if your symptoms have not improved over a few days. ...Read more
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