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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Extreme Fever (Overview)

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.


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What would cause a fever and an extreme headache?

What would cause a fever and an extreme headache?

Infection: There are several types of infections that could cause a fever and severe headache. They would include influenza, strep throat and possible sinus infections. With those symptoms, it is best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Extreme Fever (Overview)

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.


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Does pus covered swollen tonsils mean bacteria or virus? Had fever, chills and aches for 1 day with extreme sore throat.

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 more

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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?

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

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Fever treatment medicines?

Fever treatment medicines?

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 more

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What are some treatments for a fever?

What are some treatments for a fever?

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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What would you do to get rid of a fever?

What would you do to get rid of a fever?

Why?: Why treat a low grade fever? It may be helpful, it should not affect you adversely other than being aware of it, and simply recording the levels of fever and the times it occurs may help your doctor if it persists and you need a diagnosis. If you are really bothered by it you can take Aspirin or tylenol every 4-6 hours to suppress it. Less than a minute ago. ...Read more

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How do you prevent frequent fevers in 20 month old?

How do you prevent frequent fevers in 20 month old?

It depends: Most children in the 1st few years of life have 8-10 viral infections per year. The first year in daycare, that number can be higher. A fever is a temp >101 F. If your child has a fever, treat it with Tylenol to help him feel better, but the fever is not dangerous. The good news is that your child's immune system is getting stronger. See a doc if the fever is >101 >2-3 days or he is acting sicker ...Read more

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What tips do you have to avoid fevers?

What tips do you have to avoid fevers?

Stay healthy: Avoid close contact with sick people with contagious illnesses, hand washing remains the single most effective means for the prevention of infection, ultimately leading to possible fever, so keep those hands clean and stay healthy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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