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Febrile Illness Symptoms
Many things: Febrile illness means having a fever from some illness. Many different things can cause fever. Most are caused by viruses and some by bacteria and other diseases. Often no particular lab test is necessary but blood counts can be helpful and some tests for strep and flu also can be helpful. Most is decided by the physician himself. ...Read more
A febrile illness is when you have an illness that causes fever. Etiologies can be bacterial or viral and less commonly fungal and autoimmune. Viral infections are the usual culprits. Anytime you have prolonged fever closer follow up and investigation with your doctor is advised...Even if you have ...Read more
Lots of things: Febrile illnesses mostly come from infections, caught from others. They can be viral (like head colds, bronchitis, intestinal infections with vomiting and diarrhea) or they can be bacterial, such as strep throat, ear infections, strep pneumonia, diverticulitis in the bowel, skin infections or any number of others. Rarely fungal infections or unusual medication reactions lead to fever. ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Depends on the cause of the febrile illness. Mild self-limiting illnesses can be treated symptomatically. Many believe fever is beneficial, but if you are uncomfortable with it or have conditions which may be exacerbated by fever, the use of an antipyretic like Aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) should lower the temperature. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more
Febrile Illness: A febrile illness is when you have an illness that causes fever. Etiologies can be bacterial or viral and less commonly fungal and autoimmune. Viral infections are the usual culprits. Anytime you have prolonged fever closer follow up and investigation with your doctor is advised...Even if you have already seen your doctor. ...Read more
It should not: Febrile illnesses by themselves should not elevate CPK and usually will not elevate a sed rate (at least not signifcantly). Certainly certain diseases and illnesses can but usually not with the common viruses etc. ...Read more
Many things: Febrile illness means having a fever from some illness. Many different things can cause fever. Most are caused by viruses and some by bacteria and other diseases. Often no particular lab test is necessary but blood counts can be helpful and some tests for strep and flu also can be helpful. Most is decided bu the physician himself. ...Read more
Last night, I went to the ER and was diagnosed with a viral febrile illness. Should I have gone to urgent care instead?
Yup: Urgent cares can generally handle any acute problem that is not life-threatening. If you have severe pain / trouble breathing, confusion, chest pain, or stroke symptoms, go to emergency. If you have an injury with obvious dislocation, bone sticking out, or passing out, go to emergency. If you're not sure, call your doctor or the urgent care center first. ...Read more
What illnesses are going around now and how long do they last? I have had flu symptoms, but no fever for 4 days.
Depends on location: Depending on where you live and what you are exposed to on a daily basis, you at greater or lesser risk for certain viral illnesses that tend to migrate across geographic areas. Sounds like you has a moderate viral illness. Probably will never know exactly what virus it was -- and that usually doesn't matter. Certain infections do have seasonality. ...Read more
My 3yr old daughter has diarreah (i know its spelled wrong) but no symptoms, illness or fever. What can be wrong?
Many causes: Acute diarrhea has many causes, but if she is acting fine otherwise, none of them are usually very worrisome. Most common, is slight stomach virus that causes the gut to put out more fluids, and thus, diarrhea. It could also be a little upset from something she ate that didn't agree with her, and her system is just trying to flush it out. If any new symptoms, talk to child's doc or if it goes on. ...Read more
How long should u wait to take 3yr old to dr. Who has a fever and paleness in face, but no other symptoms of illness?
Depends on fever: In my opinion, a child this age should be checked by a doctor if the temperature is over 101. F. Even if there are no other symptoms that are apparent. For example, girls this age can have a urinary tract infection that isn't obvious except for fever. If your child is not acting sick and appetite is ok, you can wait until office hours, but I would not delay longer. ...Read more
What is the pathophyslogical cause of night sweats? Is this by fever? For like TB, and other illnesses, why is that a symptom?
Hmmm: Something to do with the hypothalamus? Can't wait for the answer! ...Read more
No fever or any other symptom. Pain is also vanishing, only cough is there. And I am also getting into depression due to my illness. Please help me?
Could homeopathic medicine help a child to have a very mild flu-like illness? Flu swab negative but fever lasted 3 days with other symptoms of flu.
My baby is 2 months old. For the last 2days she has had mucous in her stool. No fever or any other symptoms of illness. Happy baby! What could it be?
May be normal: At that age, infants are still developing proper bowel function and some bm's may look like there is mucous in them. Most commonly, they may look like mustardy, etc. As long as the baby is happy, playful, growing and you keep your appointments with your doctor, all should be well. If really concerned, bring you baby in for an appointment with his/her doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more
I frequently suffer from headaches with a light fever and burning eyes. No other symptoms that could hint an infection or illness. Why is that?
Headaches: You may have migraines which do not have symptoms of illness or infection. ...Read more
I have had cough for two weeks and allot of yellow phlem flu like symptoms for 3 days at begening of illness feel like fever in body but no real fever?
I suspect I have a food borne illness. But I have no fever. And as much as I would like to vomit or use the toilet, neither one of those is happening. It's been about 40 hours since the first symptom of heartburn started. Should I ride it out or induce vo
Food Born Illness: Usually foodborne illnesses hit fairly rapidly. Vomiting is not going to really help you very much. Ride this one out. Probiotics may be helpful as well so pick up some of those at any drugstore and take them twice-daily for a couple of weeks. Things should get back to normal fairly soon. If not see your doctor. ...Read more
In the mosquito borne illnesses (dengue, chikungunya, zika), what is usually the first symptom? Is it always sudden onset high fever, or rash?
101.1 fever in 2 yr old. Acting herself, no symptoms of illness. Do I need to isolate from other kids? Gave tylenol (acetaminophen). I am 9 mos pregnant - due anyday
Is possible to staph aureus entrying in blood by infection of tonsil/peritonsilar abscess but causing no symptom of illness? No fever no joint pain etc
No: I don't see how that is possible but check with your doctor ...Read more
How can I stop cold/fever/flu right away when I start experiencing mild symptoms so that it doesn't turn into a fully grown disease?
My 16mo son may have 5th disease based on his symptoms/4yo brother's last wk. My concern is that 4d later fever is back w/lethargy. Should he be seen?
What percent of people with Lyme disease get a fever or other flu like symptoms during the first several weeks of infection?
Lyme: Https://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2005/0715/p297.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
Chest congestion, breathlessness, fever and weakness. Xray is normal. These are symptoms of which disease?
Best way to diagnose an autoimmune disease. I have all classic symptoms pain, low, fever, extreme weakness, ck level 1700 problems swallowing.?
See a rheumatologist: Auto-immune disorders can be difficult to diagnose. It would be prudent to consult your doctor to see if reference to a rheumatologist is warranted. Diagnosis requires history, physical examination, lab tests and expertise to interpret the results. ...Read more
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