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Can Adults Have Psychedelic Experiences While With Fever
More or less, yes: Normal body temperature is 98.6. That said, many people will normally run as low as 96.7 in the morning, and can reach 98 or 99 by mid-afternoon. For most of us, though, a body temp above about 99, 5 is probably a low grade temp, which can be caused by a mild infectious or chronic inflammatory process. A "fever, " per se, is probably best defined as a core body themperature greater than 101.5'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not much: If you're coming down with a viral infection there is nothing much you can do to "prevent" it. You can make sure you get plenty of rest, take over the counter meds as needed for the symptoms and wait it out. Tincture of time is the best medicine in this case. ...Read more
About body temperature (fever). Are adult fevers lower than children's fevers for the same illnesses?
For adults: What is the normal body temperature range? What is the temp. Of a fever? What is low body temp. Range? What is the high body temp. Range?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antipyretics: Aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen are all antipyretics (fever reducers). Children under 18 shouldn't take aspirin, due to the risk of reye's syndrome. Tylenol (acetaminophen) shouldn't be used by people with liver disease, and Ibuprofen avoided by those with certain cardiac and renal diseases. This list is partial, if you're not sure, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Probably not...: Depends on a number of factors, including your metabolism, activity at the time the "elevated" temperature was recorded, and personal baseline body temperature when optimally "healthy.". ...Read more
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