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What temperature is considered high in a febrile baby?

What temperature is considered high in a febrile baby?

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 more

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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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My brother has developed fever of unknown origin. What is it exactly?

My brother has developed fever of unknown origin. What is it exactly?

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 more

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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?

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?

See PCP.: High fever can cause delirium where you are confused, have daymares or nightmares you can go to your doctor to find out the cause of your fever and get treated for it. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes febrile seizures besides having a fever?

Can anyone tell me what causes febrile seizures besides having a fever?

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

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I'm looking for information on how to deal with chronic Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Is there such a thing?

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 more

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What is the purpose of administering d5 0.3% nacl with dengue fever?

What is the purpose of administering d5 0.3% nacl with dengue fever?

Hydration: Dengue can deplete the body of fluids, electrolytes, and sources of energy if not eating well. D5 Normal Saline will help to correct these deficiencies, but other doctors may approach this differently. ...Read more

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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?

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 (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen may be used to treat the fever. If you develop stiff neck, severe headache, uncontrollable vomiting, return to the ER. ...Read more

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What measures to take when in viral fever?

What measures to take when in viral fever?

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