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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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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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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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