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Does Taking A Hot Shower Or A Cold Shower Treat A Fever
Aso 730, ESR 47, CRP 26, rheumatoid factor neg, aana neg. No fever no infection. Is this somethng dangerous I should worry from or it is treatable.
See details: Why were these tests ordered in the first place? You need to provide more specific information to receive an accurate answer. ...Read more
Hey, I was just wondering, I Have a fever and I feel really uncomfortable and hot, therefore should I take a cold shower to lower the body's temperatu?
Take acetaminophen: Easier to take a Tylenol or generic name acetaminophen. It will keep the fever down for 4-6 hours A shower feels good but messier and won't last 4-6 hours. Suggest a ice pack to head for a few minutes if you need a cold sensation. But this gets drippy too. Try to get to a Doctor to find out where the infection is coming from that is causing the fever. ...Read more
If low-risk HPV is so common & acts similar to flu or chickenpox; symptoms treatable, system weakens virus, why is it so stigmatized as threatening?
Because of sex: Two main reasons. First, HPV is sexually transmitted, and throughout history most societies have had negative views about sex and see STDs as embarrassing and frightening. Second, warts, the main problem from low risk HPV, have a "yuck" factor. Even common hand warts often are considered unclean (e.g folklore about catching them from toads), and many people consider genital warts especially gross. ...Read more
Is neuropathy associated with guilain barre syndrome treatable and if so, how do I treat it and relieve the painful symptoms? My neurosurgeon just informed me that I have g.B.S. And had it since may 2011 following a stomach flu I had 2 weeks before my sym
Your case presents a few dilemmas. Gbs is a group of autoimmune diseases targeted at the peripheral nerves and causing acute progressive weakness, usually an ascending paralysis.
The history usually entails the following:
â€¢upper respiratory or diarrheal disease within previous 1â€“3 weeks in 50â€“70%: c. Jejuni (~40%), cytomegalovirus (13%), epstein-barr virus (10%), mycoplasma pneumoniae (5%), or hiv
â€¢dysesthesias (painful tingling), paresthesias (tingling) of the feet and hands are usually the earliest symptoms.
â€¢pain is common- especially back pain which can radiate to the legs and not usually associated with myalgias (muscle pain).
â€¢gait disorder common in all age groups- this is the most common presentation in children
â€¢neck muscle weakness, dysphagia, and dysarthria are predictors of respiratory failure.
The physical exam frequently reveals the following:
â€¢acute, symmetric, and usually ascending weakness of limbs within days of dysesthesias
â€¢areflexia (no reflexes) or hyporeflexia (reduced reflexes) and muscle weakness, decreased position and vibratory sensation
â€¢respiratory muscle paralysis 30% if untreated
â€¢cranial nerve involvement <50%; usually facial weakness, 10â€“20% ophthalmoparesis (loss of eye movement)
â€¢dysautonomia (abnormal autonomic nervous system responses) (50%): labile blood pressure, arrhythmias, ileus (paralysis of bowel function), urinary retention;
â€¢miller-fisher variant: ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, areflexia
important lab tests
â€¢csf: elevated protein and normal white blood cells (wbcs; albuminocytologic dissociation) are characteristic with a normal opening pressure.
â€¢emg: this shows a pattern of demyelination with prolonged latencies and a reduced motor compound action potential.
The medications usually used are one or more of the following:
â€¢immune globulin (ivig)
â€¢plasmapheresis or plasma exchange
most patients reach the plateau phase within 3 weeks of admission, and muscle strength is expected to improve. The prognosis is:
â€¢complete recovery: 50%
â€¢some residual disability: 45%
â€¢severe permanent disability: 5%
hence, the dilemma as you report no improvement and in fact worsening. Furthermore, a lesion within the spinal cord (myelopathy) can present with similar symptoms as the ones you provide. A few pertinent questions to help discern the cause would include whether you have had a lumbar puncture and EMG and what did these results show?
I hope this answers your questions. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more
Why do I keep getting so cold I have to go stand in the hot shower til I stop shaking... Couple of hours later I break out in a sweat.?
I feel like I'm getting the flu because I have a site throat and very stuffy nose what will help me from getting less sick hot or cold shower?
Hot shower: Steam youself with a hot shower. The steam will help you unclog your nose. In fact you can do that3-4 times a day to relieve your symptoms. ...Read more
Not bad: A shower will not help cure your infection, but if it makes you feel better, by all means shower. It will not make you any worse. ...Read more
Is it ok to take a cold shower when you are getting over a Flu or fever. Does taking a cold shower lower your temperature.
Yes: Yes its ok to take a shower, it will help lower your temperature ...Read more
Fever is your friend: A cold shower won't help a fever or the disease process. In fact, you'll probably feel uncomfortable & you're wasting energy. A fever actually helps FIGHT an infection -so better to let it run. This doesn't apply for little kids that could seize with high temps however. Acetaminophen or an NSAID (ibuprofen) would lower the temp if you really wanted to. I recc to save your energy for fighting infxn ...Read more
It's a mild fever: Think of being hot-cold-hot-cold (but without a high reading on the thermometer) as having a mild fever. When feeling hot, the body is wanting to cool off (the brain is telling you that you are hotter than the brain wants you to be). When feeling cold, the body is wanting to get warmer and maybe have a fever (the brain is telling you that it wants you to be hotter, maybe even feverishly hotter). ...Read more
Why do I feel so hot but I have no fever? I also seem to get really cold sometimes when it isn't cold at all.
Sir my question is that my body temperature is always hot even if its cold nd when I m not having fever also it is still hot?
It's HOT in UAE!: Hi. Where you live must make your feeling hot even worse! I would suggest you see your doctor. You could have some unrecognized infection or hyperthyroidism; other things are possible too. Starting off with some basic labs (CBC/diff, TSH and free T4, CMP, ESR) would be a good start. Good luck, and stay in the air conditioning! ...Read more
Hi I had fever from 99 to 103.7 yesterday and today 100. Now my right side where I guess the appendix is hurts. After a cold shower my side still hurt?
See below: If you are having r sided lower abdominal pain that is non stop and increasing in intensity, that is enough to warrant an physical exam now, regardless of the fevers, although the fevers can be related. If this is going on, go to the er now. ...Read more
Need more history: If she feels little trouble from the cold while others do, and is perhaps nervous / losing weight, it's time to check the thyroid. A distinct warming sensation of the skin on cold exposure may be cold urticaria -- do exposed areas swell and redden? I'm afraid this is the best I can do if she is otherwise in good health. ...Read more
For the last 48hrs I've had a really bad fever, mainly being freezing cold on hot days and nights. It doesn't feel like a cold. I train and work a lot?
Acute infection: This may be a viral illness but you have not provided sufficient information to really even make an educated guess. If this continues or you develop any other symptoms strongly suggest you see a doctor asap. ...Read more
Seasonal allergies: Cold in summer unusual. Feeling hot take temperature. You may have seasonal allergies. Since you are at the lake you should rest in bed and drink plenty of fluids for a cold. For seasonal allergies you can take an antihistamine and swim. If you take temperature and have fever then bed rest is best. ...Read more
No: Call your physician, and wear your retainers or your teeth will shift. ...Read more
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Cannot diagnose: You need to be seen and examined by a doctor. It is often due to infection which may be viral, but can also be caused by a variety of other non-infectious conditions. Make a list of all your symptoms and go to your pcp. Good luck. ...Read more
For the past month lve been nauseas & runnin a fever off & on. I get hot flashes then get cold flashes. What could this possibly be?
Do I have fever? I feel hot and cold and I sweat some of the time. I took my temperature and it kept changing anywhere from 97-100 degrees.
I'm geting what I call a full body fever about 102 103 ever other night 2 hours after I go to bed my body is cold to me but hot to the tuch?
What does it mean when your skin feels really hot to the touch no fever? And I'm not cold or hot but when I go to cover up I can feel the hotness?
Body heat: Body heat may be due to medication you are taking or some of the foods you may be eating. ...Read more
Even though I felt cold all day my body heat when I touch my skin all over its extremely hot. What can cause such high heat if I don't have a fever?
You might: You might have erythromelalgia or something else. See your doctor for check up. ...Read more
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