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Doctor insights on: Factitious Fever

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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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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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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How do I lower fevers?

How do I lower fevers?

Acetaminophen: Acetaminophen (tylenol) is an excellent medicine for reducing fever. Ibuprofen works well also. If your fever is over 100.1f and isn't responding to medication, you should see your doc. ...Read more

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Fevers after traveling home for the weekend, what is going on?

Fevers after traveling home for the weekend, what is going on?

Fever is a response: Something must have happened to you for the body to activate this immune defense. Although somewhat primitive, turning up the body temperature makes it harder for any invading germs to survive. A thorough history on where exactly u went, what exactly u did and what happened to u could reveal the source of the fever. If you're feeling ill, why not check in with your doc? Hope u feel better. ...Read more

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Nightly low fevers around 99.8. No other symptoms, has been ongoing for a couple of months.

Nightly low fevers around 99.8. No other symptoms, has been ongoing for a couple of months.

Maybe not abnormal: Many people assume that 98.6F (or 37.0C) is the maximum normal human body temperature. It's not. It's actually the average temperature in most people. Everybody's body temperature rises and falls during the day, with highest typically in the evening hours -- and 99.8 is within the proper range. Since you otherwise are well, probably nothing is wrong. But see your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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What causes recurring evening fevers?

What causes recurring evening fevers?

There are many: There are many causes of night or evening sweats including but not limited to medications, tb, lymphoma, cancers , infections and metabolic conditions etc. Please discuss with your doctor. ...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