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How severe do fevers have to be to cause hallucinations?

How severe do fevers have to be to cause hallucinations?

Delerium: The brain is not used to high temperatures, and hence stops working correctly. A common symptom of delirium is intense visual and tactile hallucinations. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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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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How high can a fever be to cause hallucination?

How high can a fever be to cause hallucination?

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 more

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How high must a fever be to cause hallucinations?

How high must a fever be to cause hallucinations?

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

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Do adults with fever get hallucinations or delusions?

They can: Many febrile illnesses, especially in the elderly can cause delirium, of which delusions and hallucinations, especially visual, are symptoms. ...Read more

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Fever and hallucinations with my 7 year old daughter. What could it be?

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

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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?

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

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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!

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

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Can a fever seizure affect mental ability in a 2 year old he is seeing things that are not there and has no appitite?

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 more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Hallucinations (Definition)

Hallucinations involve sensing things while awake that appear to be real, but instead have been ...Read more