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Does wearing wet socks cause a fever?

Does wearing wet socks cause a fever?

No: Wearing wet soaks does not cause fever but could eventually lead to skin breakdown or increase risk for fungal infections. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more


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How to get a fever overnight? Everyone always says sleep in wet sock and underwater. I'm asking because I see these questions on the internet

How to get a fever overnight? Everyone always says sleep in wet sock and underwater. I'm asking because I see these questions on the internet

Seeking Help: There is no way that causing a fever in yourself is healthy. The body is a marvelous organism that needs to keep a certain temperature to keep all of the organs functioning perfectly. I would say that wanting to cause a fever is the very definition of insanity and one in this situation should seek mental health care. ...Read more

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Red spots head to toe, no fever, mild sore throat, my sock on leg was able to cause material impression on leg in skin like spots, ie red, lump etc?

Red spots head to toe, no fever, mild sore throat, my sock on leg was able to cause material impression on leg in skin like spots, ie red, lump etc?

You need immediate-: -attention! There are many possibilities from viral to streptococcus that can cause this. The material imprint is due 2 swelling of the leg. Get in to see your PCP now, or go 2 urgent care. ...Read more

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Putting an onion under my feet and wearing a socks to support it over night. Will that help me get rid of cold and fever or will it make it worst?

Putting an onion under my feet and wearing a socks to support it over night. Will that help me get rid of cold and fever or will it make it worst?

Really don't know.: This is reported to be one method of detoxification but I really don't have any knowledge as to whether it works or not. Reflexology points that might be used for these kind of symptoms are further up toward the toes. I would think that an onion would settle toward the arch of the foot. ...Read more

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I have a 5 month old that has a cough caused by mucus, what's a good medicine to give her? No fever, just a wet cough

I have a 5 month old that has a cough caused by mucus, what's a good medicine to give her? No fever, just a wet cough

There: There are no safe cough or cold medications available for children under 2 years of age. A few years ago, cough and cold medicines were removed from the store shelves after they were found to not only not work, but could be dangerous, too. All you can do is run a humidifier while she sleeps and use saline and a bulb suction to remove mucus from the nose if she is congested. If she is having trouble breathing or eating, develops a fever or vomiting, or if you feel she is getting sicker, call her doctor and heave her seen. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've had a persistent wet cough, fever and, have been sleeping a lot more than normal. Recently I've been coughing really hard to where it feels like I need to vomit. Then, white foam comes up. What could cause this?

I've had a persistent wet cough, fever and, have been sleeping a lot more than normal. Recently I've been coughing really hard to where it feels like I need to vomit. Then, white foam comes up. What could cause this?

PNEUMONIA.: Without an exam, I can only give general information and cough/fever are often a reason to immediately seek medical attention. IT is even much more true if there are other signs of infection such as increased somnolence, or sweats or breathing issues. ...Read more

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10&1/2 months old, recently weaned. Can low fever and teething cause lack of urination and constipation.? Hasn't had a wet diaper in over 8 hours

10&1/2 months old, recently weaned. Can low fever and teething cause lack of urination and constipation.? Hasn't had a wet diaper in over 8 hours

MD visit required: Your child sound dehydrated, and this can lead to a more serious situation. You should bring the child to the pediatrician to rule out any additional issues. Lack of fluids is a significant issue for all children. If you are unable to reach your pediatrician, your safest bet is the pediatric er. ...Read more

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Does HIV flu cause sneezing, runny nose, and wet cough? With a mild fever and all gone in 4 days, except the cough a few more days and without rash. T

Does HIV flu cause sneezing, runny nose, and wet cough? With a mild fever and all gone in 4 days, except the cough a few more days and without rash. T

Unusual: We worry about acute HIV when someone has a flu-like syndrome that lingers, somewhat like mono would present. Fever, fatigue, mild nausea, light rash, sore throat, and/or swollen lymph nodes are all symptoms that can be seen with a number of viral syndromes including hiv. The HIV antibody test can take 3 or more months to turn positive, so to diagnose acute HIV we need to do a HIV RNA test. ...Read more

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What would cause a sensation that your sock is wet in your shoe when it's not?

What would cause a sensation that your sock is wet in your shoe when it's not?

Neurological disease: This sensation is a form of a dysesthesia or paresthesia, an abnormal sensation. The cause of which can be from a problem with the nerves themselves (like in a peripheral neuropathy) or a central nervous condition (brain related). ...Read more

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We've learned that a Cold/Flu is caused by a Virus? But why it happens sometimes when our clothes gets Wet or when we go out after taking a Shower??

We've learned that a Cold/Flu is caused by a Virus? But why it happens sometimes when our clothes gets Wet or when we go out after taking a Shower??

Unrelated: The link between cold exposure and risk for a viral infection has never been scientifically established. However flu virus do strike in the winter months and there is suggestion that it travels farther with cold weather. ...Read more

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What could cause reoccurring fevers with no other symptoms?

What could cause reoccurring fevers with no other symptoms?

Periodic fevers: There are conditions where a fever may occur on a regular basis time wise-called periodic fever syndromes. These are complicated and you should discuss these with the pediatrician. ...Read more

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What diseases could cause a child to have a fevers for 2 weeks?

What diseases could cause a child to have a fevers for 2 weeks?

Infections: It is always very concerning when a neonate has fever.
At this age it raises concerns as infants do not have a fully developed immune system, and it could be a severe infection.
If your 2 week old has fever over 100.5 rectal you need to go se your baby's doc or go to the E.R. ...Read more

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What can cause frequent fever?

How frequent?: Patterns of fever can be helpful in diagnosis. Do you mean frequent but clearly separate episodes of fever? Do you mean almost everyday for several weeks? Once every other day or every third day? A fever diary and associated symptoms can also help. ...Read more

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Evening rise fever cause of t.B?

Evening rise fever cause of t.B?

See a doctor: If you are having regular nocturnal fevers and these are documented you need a full clinical evaluation. Tuberculosis can cause this, but so can many other illnesses. Please get seen. ...Read more

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What causes a fever with no other symptoms?

What causes a fever with no other symptoms?

Many things: Extensive physical exercise will generate elevation of body temperatures, and any form of inflammation, whether infectious or not. ...Read more

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What could cause a recurring low rate fever?

What could cause a recurring low rate fever?

Lots of things: Some infectious, some inflammatory, some neoplastic. If the symptoms last for any length of time, the person should see a doctor especially if loss of appetite, weight loss, sweats and other symptoms occur. Hope it goes away. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a fever? And what does a fever cause?

Fever: This is a manifestation of an inflammatory process. Patients may feel warmer than normally, may chill as temp is going up and sweat as it is going down. Pulse may go up about 7% per degree above 100 f. Fever above 104 may cause seizures in small children, but otherwise simply causes people to feel hot, and above 105 f can cause damage to brain tissue. ...Read more

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What could be a cause of fever greater than 102f in adults?

100's of things: Literally many hundreds of things both infectious and non-infectious can cause a fever over 102f in adults. You need to submit all other symptoms and signs associated with the fever to narrow it down. ...Read more

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Can hives cause fevers?

Can hives cause fevers?

Yes: Hives are usually the result of sudden release of histamines in the body as a response to stress caused from an allergic reaction or occasionally nerves. This in turn can cause a short acting low grade fever. ...Read more

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Can stress cause fever?

Can stress cause fever?

Stress/Fever: Anxiety, among other symptoms, can present with cold or hot flushes, shivering, feeling warm, but true fever can be from other causes such as immune system issues or inflammation/infection. ...Read more

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Does teething cause fever?

Does teething cause fever?

Yes, but: No more than in the 100.X mark. Anything higher may be due to other causes. ...Read more

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Could makeup cause a fever?

Could makeup cause a fever?

Unlikely: It is possible that if you share your makeup with an infected person, that you could transfer an infectious agent to yourself. But if the only one who uses it is you, it is very unlikely that any serious organism could be at work. ...Read more

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Can concussions cause fevers?

Can concussions cause fevers?

Central fever: Fevers can sometimes originate from the brain following things like aneurysm rupture or severe brain injury. Central fevers, however, are typically a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning more common causes need to be ruled out. A "concussion" is unlikely to cause this. ...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 causes fever with chills?

What causes fever with chills?

Lots of things: Fever and chills, we commonly think infection. See your doctor to help identify a source. ...Read more