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Cool Baths To Reduce Temperature
My one year old son has a fever of 102. This is his second day and it hasn't gone down. It dropped a little after cool baths. Fever reducer is not working. What should I do?
Fever not enemy!: First, fever does not need 'to be treated'. It is a symptom, not a disease. Push lots of fluid so child doesn't dehydrate. If very uncomfortable, then can give something to bring fever down, but don't rush to do that if child acitng fine. Higher body temperature helps fight illness - infection fighting cells work better at higher body temps, and germs don't like higher body temps and die - yeah! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
17yr old male has 103 temp all day. Lymph nodes a little swollen. He doesn't feel well. Taken tylenol and cool baths, nothing helps. E.R.?
Need to get rid of fever, it is 37,5 degrees Celsius. has come down from 40. taken asprin, slept and drank lots of water and fluids. Also cool baths?
See a physician: Your fever responded well to aspirin. You need to treat the cause of the fever as a temperature of 40 C (104 F) is very high for an adult and indicates a possibly serious infection. See a Dr as soon as possible. Reducing the fever with aspirin or cool baths is mainly for comfort, and doesn't treat or fight the infection. Fever actually help the body fight infection. ...Read more
I feel dizzy after taking a normal temperature bath. I dont sit or anything while taking a bath. I usually stand up What could be the cause ?
Vasodilation: When you take a bath, your blood vessels dilate. This causes less blood flow to your brain, and you get dizzy. Be careful, you could faint and injure yourself. Make sure you are well hydrated. Make sure you have adequate salt intake. If symptoms persist, see your MD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How hot is too hot? How hot does bath water need to be before it can burn you? What is a high, but still safe temperature to use?
Some like it hot but: This depends on how long you stay in the water. Water of 127 or above scalds quickly. 120 is the usual upper limit of safe temperature but that could be hazardous if one is in it for 5 minutes. If you are going to be in the water more than a few minutes i would avoid temps above 108 or so, but even that can put stress on your body by raising heart rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi,, i took a hot bath 4 days ago and since that my body temperature has been very high to the point of it being hard to breath.. Shoukd i be worried?
HIGH BODY TEMP: MOST UNUSUAL. DO SEE YOU REGULAR OR PEDIATRICIAN. AND SOON! IT DOES NOT SOUND NORMAL . . . ...Read more
My nails always turn to purple when i took bath and under cold temperature. Is it a symptom for certain disease?
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