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Depends on age: For babies under 2 or 3 months of age, any temperature over 100.4 degrees should be reported to the doctor and checked out. For babies over 3 months, fevers >101, if associated with irritability, change in feeding pattern, change in behavior or other symptoms, or lasting more than 48 hours, should be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What it says: If the cause of a fever cannot be diagnosed in a few weeks, it is given the designation of fever of unknown origin. It may be due to exotic infections, malignancies, genetic defects, and autoimmune disorders etc. It often takes investigation by a team of specialists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whenever I have high fever, i always have a bad dream of something i can't define and i panic a lot. What is it?
Simple or complex ?: Simple febrile seizures can run in families. With complex febrile seizures one sees focal neurological deficits after the seizure or the seizures are prolonged or occur in clusters. It is more likely that there is some underlying pathology with the latter ( developmental disorder, vascular malformation, etc) the eeg is likely to be abnormal between seizures. ...Read more
I'm looking for information on how to deal with chronic Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Is there such a thing?
Antibiotic: Rocky Mount spotted fever is caused by spirochete microorganism, Rickettsia rickettsii, tickborne, if not treated can lead to abnormal liver enzyme, bone marrow suppression, chronic joint pain, petechial rash or other autoimmune mediated rheumatologic condition, such as seronegative spondyloarthropathy. The treatment of Rocky Mount spotted fever involves oral tetracycline derivative antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With really high fever (103) went to hospital, they said all of my blood work was normal. How can I have a high fever with normal WBC?
Viral infection: WBC count is a very unreliable indicator of infection. A normal white count in no way rules out an infection. A very high percentage of febrile illnesses in young healthy people are due to viral infections. These run their course within 5-7 days. Tylenol or ibuprofen may be used to treat the fever. If you develop stiff neck, severe headache, uncontrollable vomiting, return to the ER. ...Read more
I have been coughing for good 2 weeks now and it's been getting worse. I don't have any fever. Just cough. What do I need to take? Nothing works
Rest: Get plenty or rest, stay well hydrated, and use Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen to help reduce the fever and body aches. The fever should start to resolve by day 3-4 of illness but can sometimes last a week. If you are getting worse instead of better you should see a doctor to make sure you don't have a secondary bacterial infection contributing to the fever. ...Read more
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