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Cure For Common Fever
Coldeze: There is no cure for the common cold. The zinc in coldeze may shorten the duration of a cold by a day or so. Symptomatic treatment will make you feel better and make it seem to pass more quickly. Throat lozenges for sore throat, pseudephedrine for nasal congestion, Robitussin-DM for cough and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and discomfort when needed are what I recommend. ...Read more
Can you please describe common things to cure or relieve pain from fever blisters and ginigivitus?
Fever Blister note: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more
Fever is usually a symptom of infection. If you think you just have a mild illness like the common cold or a simple viral cough then it is probably safe treat the symptoms and see how you go.
Medicines like paracetamol and ibuprofen can be effective at lowering your temperature which may make you feel better but won't make you get better faster.
Remember to drink plenty of water and rest! ...Read more
Fever: This is your body's physiologic response to some, generally inflammatory process, which resets the internal thermostat to allow you to increase the temperature. This is a symptom, not something you can cure by itself. If you can find the source of the fever-inducing stimulus that may be treatable. ...Read more
Fever not all bad: You don't have to get rid of the fever. It is just a symptom. Increased body temperature actually helps your immune system fight infections — that's why your body creates one when you are sick. However, if in pain or uncomfortable because of illness and you want to do some tylenol, (acetaminophen) there are suppositories or pills you can use. Ask pharmacist for them. ...Read more
Why would you ever think that?
However, with comorbidities there may be an issue to see a doc. ...Read more
Fever: Inherited reaction to things that make us sick and may help kill the bad bugs. Great discussion at wikipedia. Give it a try before coming here. ...Read more
Temid bath: Depending on the age of your brother, over the counter medications based on weight, ; tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin every 4 – 6 hrs, will allow your brother to feel better, but a cool/ room temperature bath- soak can also assist with cooling the body down so that he is comfortable. Always check with his md prior starting either regiment. Replace fluids- water, gatorade, pedialyte can assist in the replacement. ...Read more
Fever: Fever in and of itself is not bad it is how the body fights disease. However, we feel bad when we have a fever. To reduce a fever tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin work well, you couldd alternate them every 3 hours. This means tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6 hours and Motrin the same but taken 3 hours apart. ...Read more
After an illness, children may not feel like eating the way that they usually do. It is important to keep her well hydrated, to monitor her temperature and to check with your doctor if the feve or illnessr continues.
I would suggest giving her fluids and then asking her what she would like to eat. If she had an upset stomach, dairy products should be re introduced slowly as soon as she is well. ...Read more
My baby 1yearold complain fever at night and morning becomes healty . What is most common diagnosis?
Fever: You baby may have a viral illness or can be due to daily activity. ...Read more
"Brain Fever": I'm not at all sure what the term brain fever refers to. Fever is fever — an elevation of core body temperature. There are many reasons for fever. If you are referring to brain fever as a fever where the normal regulation of body temperature by the brain is out of whack, then that can happen by a variety of reasons. Could happen after a stroke, from an infection, tumor. The list is long. ...Read more
Common.: A low grade temperature (high 99s to 100s) is common with diverticulitis. Usually people have left lower abdominal pain (70% of people). It is sometimes accompanied by nausea and vomiting (20-60%), constipation (50%), or diarrhea (25-35%). However, if you have no fever, but have all the other symptoms, see your doctor, because you can still have diverticulitis without a temperature! Cheers! ...Read more
Anti-fungal: Valley fever is caused by dimorphic fungi called coccidioidomycosis. The spores from this fungus are usually inhaled and can cause a mild febrile illness or a life threating infection. The fungi is usually found in the southwest. The greatest number of cases have been found in the san joaquin valley (valley fever), california. Treat with anti-fungal therapy. ...Read more
Medicines aren't: Necessarily needed. Cold Tips: For sore throat gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more
Varies with study: One quoted number is 1 per each 200 untreated strep A infection. However, the data is hard to verify. In the third world, where access to care is limited and sore throats ignored, rheumatic heart disease is one of the more common causes of death. In the US, it pops up occasionally. ...Read more
May persist weeks:
It is not uncommon for a cough from pneumonia linger for a couple of weeks after the fever and other symptoms disappear. The cough is part of the "clean up" of the lung, as it helps you expel mucus.
If you think your child is worsening however, return to your childs doctor. ...Read more
No need 2: Fever is the bodies way of fighting viral and or bacterial disease, it is a symptom of underlying process. Only need 2 worry about a high fever it in of itself is good and helping in fighting disease. If it gets above 104 then bring it down a little. Best is aspirin, but many prefer tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more