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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more

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Went to a bonfire, got dozens of bug bites,unable to sleep and have fever,what can I do for relief??

Went to a bonfire, got dozens of bug bites,unable to sleep and have fever,what can I do for relief??

Fever?: If your body temperature is over 100 degree F for no other reasons (not just a feeling of fever), the bites might have been infected since bug bites are not usually associated with a fever. (West Nile fever is a problem in many parts of the country from mosquito bites) If you truly have a fever, you need to see a doctor now. If not, then they will likely subside unless you see pus forming. ...Read more

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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Don't panic! Most fever is uncomfortable, but harmless.
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Take the appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen
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Try cool compresses -- they may be soothing
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See your doc if fever is greater than 102 for more than 2 days
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My two year old has a fever ranged from 103-101 Advil drops the fever and he has no other symptoms.He does have two bug bites on his back that showed up this morning. My one year old does not have a fever and my two year old acts just fine he has been eat

My two year old has a fever ranged from 103-101 Advil drops the fever and he has no other symptoms.He does have two bug bites on his back that showed up this morning. My one year old does not have a fever and my two year old acts just fine he has been eat

He should be fine!: Mosquito borne disease usually has an incubation period a bit longer than you mentioned. He is also doing well overall without painful and/or swollen joints; sore muscles/aching tendons; extensive skin rashes; tiredness;headaches and swollen lymph nodes. Put 1% Hydrocortisone cream on the bug bites or apply cool compresses. Oral antihistamine like Benadryl 2.5ml could be offerred at night. ...Read more

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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Take an anti-pyretic like Tylenol or Paracetamol regularly
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Use a cold compress
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Treat the source of infection
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2 y/o had fever anorexia diarrhea X 2d then red flat circular <2cm lesions all over, began on legs. Not bug bites. No new food, med, soap. Dx? herp?

2 y/o had fever anorexia diarrhea X 2d then red flat circular <2cm lesions all over, began on legs. Not bug bites. No new food, med, soap. Dx? herp?

Fever/Rash: This could be anything from a viral exanthem to a tick borne disease presentation to a drug reaction, and so on. Baby needs to be seen, examined and diagnosed appropriately and this cannot be done over the internet. ...Read more

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What causes bug bites?

What causes bug bites?

Bugs: Bugs bites are the reaction to different, well, bug bites. These could be mosquitos, chiggers, fleas, bed bugs. "bug bites" is really a broad category. ...Read more

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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Infants & children with fever must see a Doctor immediately.
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Avoid Aspirin-containing products in children & adolescents
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What can cause facial swelling besides bug bites?

What can cause facial swelling besides bug bites?

Facial swelling: Face swelling can be caused by inflammation, allergies, trauma or infection in the tissues of the face. Facial swelling can be due to relatively mild conditions, such as a sinus infection, or a serious or life-threatening condition, such as analphylactic shock, that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting... ...Read more

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