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Can A Fever Cause Hallucinations In A Child
Child bumped head, had fever and suffering hallucinations the week since... Dr. Says maybe mild concussion but didn't give more info. What could cause?
Few possibilities: Fever from causes like infections causes encephalopathy- toxic to brain from the infecting organisms like bacteria, viral (proteins), fungus crossing the blood brain barrier -a defense, down by fever. Also fluid and electrolyte changes in the body cause swelling of brain called odema. Eg: are the infectious &noninfec. Like drug fever, heat stroke.Local invasion of brain by infec. Organisms ->hallu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The degree of temperature elevation necessary to cause alterations in mental functioning will vary with the age and underlying neurological status of the person with fever. It is also difficult to determine (i.e., typhoid fever), whether it is just the fever or other aspects of the disease which produce hallucinosis. In either event, temps need to be higher than 104.5 to usually see changes. ...Read more
Infection: Hallucinations can occur with high fevers. The most likely cause of a fever itself is an infection. Be sure to keep your daughter's temperature below 101.5 degrees f with children's tylenol (acetaminophen). If your daughter's fever continues to run above that, and cannot be brought down by the tylenol (acetaminophen), it's time to visit the E.R. ...Read more
I've had diarrhoea for past 2 days but only been sick today. Vomiting, dizziness, aches, fever, hallucinations. Recently was on long flights. A bug?
Please schedule visi: Probably more serious . Hallucinations ??Get a more detailed answer ›
Wake during the night sweating & shivering but also feel confused and hallucinations, is this a fever?Only get it during the night,Drs don't know why?
Physical Eval 1st: The first step is complete physical evaluation with appropriate blood tests. There are several physical conditions where night seats and other symptoms can be manifested. Drug and alcohol withdrawal also have to be considered There also is possibility of having some variation of PTSD or other underlying psychological reason that are triggering these symptoms and/or nightmares. ...Read more
Does cymbalta (duloxetine) have a bad withdrawal while getting off such as hallucinations, throwing up, fever, shakes, and etc? If so i want to get off quickly!
No: I have had many patients stop Cymbalta (duloxetine) without problems. I have never had any patient relate any of the symptoms you are describing. Please call your treating physician to thoroughly review your treatment regimen: you may have an infection or other general medical illness complicating the situation, or perhaps a medication interaction with other medications you are taking. See your doctor. ...Read more
Can a fever seizure affect mental ability in a 2 year old he is seeing things that are not there and has no appitite?
Yes & no: The fever itself can distort the sensations a kid will talk about & the higher the fever the more bizarre the visual images in some. The seizure by itself has transient effects in kids this age & they generally don't describe remembering what goes on during a seizure.If their visual perception varies shortly after an event, the issue would be transient, if at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Could be a transient viral infection, the child may have been exercising to the point of overheating, they may have trauma with bleeding into tissues. Fever is generally either normal response to physical activity or to inflammation, and is most frequently either benign or actually helpful. ...Read more
Infections: It is always very concerning when a neonate has fever. At this age it raises concerns as infants do not have a fully developed immune system , and it could be a severe infection. If your 2 week old has fever over 100.5 rectal you need to go se your baby's doc or go to the E.R. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Increase metabolism: Fever is a created by the increase in metabolism used to fight infection. The increase drives up the heart rate (more blood carrying immune factors &white cells around), increases respiratory rate (adding more oxygen to the effort). Germs whether virus or bacteria don't generally reproduce as fast when the body gets hot.This response probably developed over time as those capable of fever did better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything: 2 year olds are frequently getting infected with viruses, usually from family or playmates. They have not yet developed immune responses to many of the organisms (germs) they encounter, but as they develop antibodies these episodes are likely to become less and less frequent. This may continue until usually about age 5, but varies with the child. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Fever @ a 100.1 level is common in infants & children with a wide variety of minor and some significant illnesses.If kid is playing some & taking fluids well enough to pee every 6hrs, u may be able to ride this out at home. If excesively quiet, taking fluids poorly etc. Call in & or see the dr. ...Read more
Too many to list: The most common cause is viral illness though. ...Read more
My 6 yr d child has the flu. Slight fever and woke up dellusional from a horrible nightmare. Cause by fever? What do I do?
My 5yr old child having unexplained fever in the fast 1week(102deg), not continuously once in a while.My paediatrician not able find the cause.Any test?
Febrile seizure: Febrile seizures are usually benign episodes. They consist of muscle twitching, or jerking movements. This is usually a condition children outgrow. The rapid development of high fever can lead to their onset. They are differentiated from epilepsy by an eeg ie electroencephalogram. ...Read more
Perhaps: Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease refers to what we call a pancarditis. That means that the entire heart is playing in this condition. That's why we take strep infection so seriously. And yes i left bundle branch block can occur but is not the most common occurrence when someone has rheumatic heart disease or rheumatic fever. ...Read more
What causes seizures at the age of 21 month in a boy child when his fever was only 100.9 degrees?
Febrile seizure: Febrile seizures are not dependent upon the height of the fever. You can have a febrile seizure at 100.9 derees, and you can not have one at a temperature of 104 degrees. As long as it is an uncomplicated seizure, just keep child well hydrated and get plenty of rest. Likely has more to do with which virus is causing the illness rather than the height of the fever. ...Read more
Fever under one year: Fever in a child this age is a clear indication for a visit to a pediatrician. Although teething is said to be able to create fever you never want to make assumptions that if incorrect can hurt your baby. Please go and see somebody soon. Hope the baby is better quickly. ...Read more
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