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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Overview)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be seen with some illnesses).


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What causes fever?

What causes fever?

Fever is like..: Fever is like an alarm. It is set off in your brain as a response of something that is "bothering" your body, something that your body is detecting is not right. Examples of triggers are infections, inflammations of joints and tissues, cancer, allergies. In summary, any potential insult that is out of the normal healthy state of your body can cause fever. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
2,227 doctors shared insights

Fever (Overview)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be seen with some illnesses).


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What are some treatments for a fever?

What are some treatments for a fever?

Antipyretics: Aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen are all antipyretics (fever reducers). Children under 18 shouldn't take aspirin, due to the risk of reye's syndrome. Tylenol (acetaminophen) shouldn't be used by people with liver disease, and Ibuprofen avoided by those with certain cardiac and renal diseases. This list is partial, if you're not sure, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Fever (Tip)

Fever is body's natural way to kill off what is making you sick. It is actually a good thing. ...See more

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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Take the appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen
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Try cool compresses, as they may be soothing
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See your doctor if your fever is higher than 102 degrees fahrenheit for more than 2 days
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See your doctor if your fever is higher than 104 degrees fahrenheit
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What are the symptoms of Fever?

What are the symptoms of Fever?

The symptoms of Fever include:: Increased sweating, Chills, Headache, Muscle pain, Loss of appetite, Dehydration, Fatigue, Hallucination, Confusion, Night terrors, Generalized seizures in adults. ...Read more

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What is Fever a risk factor for?

What is Fever a risk factor for?

Fever is Risk.: The risk of eventually developing the more deadly form of Q fever is increased in people who have: Heart valve disease. Blood vessel abnormalities. Weakened immune systems. A type of kidney disease known as chronic renal insufficiency... ...Read more

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Fever (Tip)

Always document how high the fever is and when you administered any medications for reference. ...See more

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Managing Hay Fever (Checklist)

Avoid heavy pollen areas
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Use air conditioners during pollen season
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If necessary, use a non-sedating antihistamine
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I am sweating at night but my body temperature is low. Does this mean fever? I'm concerned as i recently started tysabri (natalizumab)

I am sweating at night but my body temperature is low. Does this mean fever? I'm concerned as i recently started tysabri (natalizumab)

No: But it could be a response to the tysabri (natalizumab). You should let your neurologist know that your are having this problem. ...Read more

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Fever (Tip)

Always treat a fever in a child with a history of seizures. Not necessrily others unless uncomfortable. ...See more

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Aso 730, ESR 47, CRP 26, rheumatoid factor neg, aana neg. No fever no infection. Is this somethng dangerous I should worry from or it is treatable.

Aso 730, ESR 47, CRP 26, rheumatoid factor neg, aana neg. No fever no infection. Is this somethng dangerous I should worry from or it is treatable.

See details: Why were these tests ordered in the first place? You need to provide more specific information to receive an accurate answer. ...Read more

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What types of doctors treats typhoid fever?

What types of doctors treats typhoid fever?

Anybody: Any competent doctor can treat typhoid fever, but since not many doctors in the usa have seen this disease it may be best to have an infectious diseases expert involved in its management. ...Read more

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Fever (Tip)

A fever can stunt the growth and reproduction of bacteria and viruses. ...See more

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How is scarlet fever treated?

How is scarlet fever treated?

Antibiotics: It is caused by the streptococcal bacteria and is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Treating hay fever without medicine? Are there any natural treatments that work? I’ve tried all kinds of different medicines and they just don’t work for me. The only one that kind of works makes me so drowsy it’s not worth it. I’m hoping there’s somethin

Treating hay fever without medicine? Are there any natural treatments that work? I’ve tried all kinds of different medicines and they just don’t work for me. The only one that kind of works makes me so drowsy it’s not worth it. I’m hoping there’s somethin

Control environment: See an allergist and find out what you're allergic to. Then discuss with them ways to reduce exposure to the allergens. It may be as simple as covering mattress, box spring and pillow and keeping windows closed during pollen season. ...Read more

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Fever (Tip)

Alternate tylenol (acetaminophen) with advil every 4 hours and push fluids, gatorade/pedialyte. ...See more

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Day 11 after start of spinal TB treatment: fever finally disappears (1st time in 5 months)..Day 12: fever goes up to 38 again.Is that normal?

Day 11 after start of spinal TB treatment: fever finally disappears (1st time in 5 months)..Day 12: fever goes up to 38 again.Is that normal?

Probably normal: Since there is good response to treatment for tuberculosis of spine, once temperature of 38 should not cause worry unless it happens again, keep record of temperature if above normal then consult your doctor ...Read more

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What are some treatments for a fever?

Antipyretics: Aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen are all antipyretics (fever reducers). Children under 18 shouldn't take aspirin, due to the risk of reye's syndrome. Tylenol (acetaminophen) shouldn't be used by people with liver disease, and Ibuprofen avoided by those with certain cardiac and renal diseases. This list is partial, if you're not sure, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any way to quickly cure fevers?

Is there any way to quickly cure fevers?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) works quickly and safely when used as directed. ...Read more

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How to get rid of fever blisters?

How to get rid of fever blisters?

Valtrex, (valacyclovir) famvir: If you have sever or frequently recurrent fever blisters it is vest to treat with oral antiviral for a week to lower the viral count. If recurrences are frequent a preventive dies of medication one to two pills a day will prevent recurrences. Document severity and length of episodes to determine if treatment of this episode or longer term is better gor you, . ...Read more

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How long does an anti-biotic drug take to completely cure the fever? Assuming that the fever was persistent since past 7-8 days. 2 out of 7 doses over

How long does an anti-biotic drug take to completely cure the fever? Assuming that the fever was persistent since past 7-8 days. 2 out of 7 doses over

24-48 hours: Fevers typically resolve after 1-2 days of antibiotics. If the fevers persists, your symptoms worsen, or you start to develop chills, nausea, vomiting, lethargy, call your doctor or go the closest emergency room. Your infection could be resistant to the antibiotic or too severe for oral antibiotics to work. ...Read more

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Can ivermectin tablet cause fever, night sweats?

Can  ivermectin tablet cause fever, night sweats?

Mazotti reaction?: The drug itself , which is used to treat certain parasitic infections, doesn't cause the fever or night sweats. Usually, it's your immune system that causes the symptoms because of the massive. ...Read more

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Why is increased muscle tone triggered by fever?

Why is increased muscle tone triggered by  fever?

Cytokines: Inflammatory processes cause release of cytokines that reset the thermostat in the brain to a higher level causing fever. Rigor/chills/shivering are body's effort to raise the temperature by generating heat from working the muscles. So rigor and fever are both driven by cytokines. ...Read more

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How to prevent fever?

How to prevent fever?

You can't : Unless you are taking antipyretics all day long you would not be able to accomplish such a task . Did you mean ask best way to reduce fever? Fever is a body response when it is being affected by a viral or bacterial illness. Your goal should be to reduce fever but not preventing it from happening . Fever may be the only initial symptom you get when getting sick . ...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

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Does everyone who gets rhematatic fever always have a high fever like 101 +?

Does everyone who gets rhematatic fever always have a high fever like 101 +?

Almost always: In nearly all cases temp is elevated to 39 degrees centigrade although a temp of 38 degrees (100.4 f) or higher is significant. ...Read more

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Why does my child get low grade fevers in the late afternoon?

Why does my child get low grade fevers in the late afternoon?

?? low grade ??: The natural daily fluctuation in a persons body temperature (+/- 1 degree) is marked by a lower value around 4-6 am and a higher value around 4 -6pm.It is influenced by metabolic work, state of activity,basic metabolism. External causes like infection can would change the pattern and the peak involved. ...Read more

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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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Does ARS cause multiple lymph nodes to swell? I had a low risk exposure. Mild fever(3weeks), strep throat+stuffed nose(no more), one sw lymph gl(neck)

Does ARS cause multiple lymph nodes to swell? I had a low risk exposure. Mild fever(3weeks), strep throat+stuffed nose(no more), one sw lymph gl(neck)

Acute HIV infection: HIV-1 infection can occur with unprotected sex or injection drug use. 2 - 4 weeks after an exposure, a patient may develop a flu or mono-like illness called acute HIV infection. These symptoms may include fever, lymphadenopathy, pharyngitis, rash, myalgia, malaise, &/or mouth sores. Other symptoms might include N/V, thrush, headache or neurologic symptoms. Duration is 1 to a few weeks. Get checked ...Read more

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