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Does Wearing Wet Socks Cause A Fever
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
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?
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
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
What could cause hay fever symptoms after several weeks of wet weather, yet pollen counts are low?
Mold: This could be a mold allergy or possibly a sinus infection. ...Read more
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?
My 3 month old has had for the past two hrs, clammy wet feet and hands. Otherwise he is dry, no fever. What causes that?
Nothing special: Some kids are just that way.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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??
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
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
How high does a fever have to be before a person becomes delirious? What does that entail and what could cause a fever that high?
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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