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Doctor insights on: Factitious Fever

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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

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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How do I treat fever?

How do I treat fever?

Fever: Fever is a sign of an inflammation process, you need to find the cause. The most common treatment is tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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How do we grade fever?

How do we grade fever?

Low grade and high: Low gr. Fever is -> 99 to 101f approx. Anything more than is high fever. But in the high fever , from101 to 104 , we treat as high feverand is common but more than 104 is given a terminology called hyperthermia which is a medical emergency. Fever in children and elderly, immunocompromised people like -- with diabtes, cancers, even mild fever is significant , and limit -100.4 instead of 101 to trt ...Read more

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How can I stop a fever?

How can I stop a fever?

Fever: Within limits, you may not want to stop the fever. It's an ancient biological response that ensures your survival -- it activates your immune system when needed! however, it's also a stressor in itself. Hydrating well is necessary, and if you're very uncomfortable tylenol (acetaminophen) can bring your fever down. ...Read more

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How do I reduce a fever?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) if you must : Your body makes a fever for the purpose of "cooking" the offending agent out of existence. Sure, it is uncomfortable to have a fever, but it's also uncomfortable for the virus or bacterium causing your problem in the first place. If you can live with the fever, do so, and you will probably get over your infection faster. ...Read more

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How to get a fever fast?

How to get a fever fast?

NSAIDs or tylenol (acetaminophen): Acetaminophen and non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen are great for this . They may even be used in combination. There is really no need to treat a fever unless it is giving you discomfort. ...Read more

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What do we eat in fever?

What do we eat in fever?

Anything: Anything you want as long as you are getting good nutrition and you can tolerate it (if nauseous too). There is no special food for fever. ...Read more