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Doctor insights on: Can You Get A Fever From Dehydration

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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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Can dehydration cause fever ?

Can dehydration cause fever ?

Not necessarily: Dehydration could cause dry skin and lack of sweat, which could make the skin feel hot, but it should not cause a true fever (38 C or 100.4 F). It is usually the other way around, an illness (which could produce fever) can cause people to become dehydrated due a person not feeling well, not having appetite and not eating and drinking. ...Read more

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What exactly is pathophysiological relationship between dehydration and fever?

What exactly is pathophysiological relationship between dehydration and fever?

Fluid loss: Higher body temperature increases fluid loss which can cause dehydration if not replaced. ...Read more

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How does having a fever and dehydration affect a person's cardiovascular system?

How does having a fever and dehydration affect a person's cardiovascular system?

Fever: Fever and mild dehydration can cause an increase in heart rate to maintain cardiac output. Severe dehydration and fever can eventually overwhelm the ability of the body to maintain adequate cardiac output, resulting in low blood pressure, otherwise known as decompensated shock. ...Read more

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I m feeling tiresome these days. I sleep late n wake late. Also in past 3 month i had viral fever then dehydration and cold. Also feel anxiety.Help.

I m feeling tiresome these days. I sleep late n wake late. Also in past 3 month i had viral fever then dehydration and cold. Also feel anxiety.Help.

Med Evaluation: If you have experienced chronic fever, fatigue and chills for three months, it is time to have this medically evaluated to determine the cause. Take care. ...Read more

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My 9yr old daughter shivering 4-5times a day in past 2-3weeks,no fever.She 1yr 9mth she once infantile convulsions due to dehydration.What's wrong?

My 9yr old daughter shivering 4-5times a day in past 2-3weeks,no fever.She 1yr 9mth she once infantile convulsions due to dehydration.What's wrong?

Not a seizure.: Shivering isn't the same as a convulsion (seizure). If she is behaving differently as well then something might be going on. However it could be that she is iron deficient or not taking in enough calories or perhaps fighting a small virus. I would watch it and see how it changes. ...Read more

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If you have a rapid heart rate and unexplained shivering when you are sick, is that dehydration or is that fever?

If you have a rapid heart rate and unexplained shivering when you are sick, is that dehydration or is that fever?

Maybe both: That may be a result of both fever and dehydration. Fever, left untreated, will result in dehydration and they both (fever and dehydration) lead to tachycardia (rapid heart rate). ...Read more

Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

In physiology and medicine, dehydration (hypohydration) is the excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more