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Extreme Fever (Definition)
Being overheated during pregnancy can be dangerous because of a loss of fluids. Dehydration can occur more easily than when not pregnant. Being overheated (higher than normal temperature) can be dangerous to non-pregnant persons as well.
Does pus covered swollen tonsils mean bacteria or virus? Had fever, chills and aches for 1 day with extreme sore throat.
Not definite: Your presentation sounds more like bacterial, however either can produce pus on tonsils and the symptoms described. Would get seen by your dr or an urgent care and have a rapid strep test done to be sure if you need an antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
For 24 hrs i've had extreme abd. Pain, temp of 99.6-100.2 but no n/v. My dr told me to wait until my fever is higher to seek help. How high is high?
How painful is pain?: "extreme abdominal pain" is reason enough to get an evaluation, with or without any fever. A person with such pain can be evaluated by her primary care doctor or at the E.R. ...Read more
Why treat?: There are many who feel that fever is a beneficial mechanism of our immune system which helps in fighting infection. Fever is only a manifestation of an inflammatory process and if you can tolerate it, and do not have a condition which will be worsened by elevating your temperature and pulse, simply let it run its course without taking medication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antipyretics: Aspirin, tylenol or Ibuprofen are all antipyretics (fever reducers). Children under 18 shouldn't take aspirin, due to the risk of reye's syndrome. Tylenol shouldn't be used by people with liver disease, and Ibuprofen avoided by those with certain cardiac and renal diseases. This list is partial, if you're not sure, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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