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Fever (Overview)

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 these levels: * 100.4


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Fever (Overview)

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 these levels: * 100.4


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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

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

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

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Treating a Fever (Tip)

Treating a Fever

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 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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Treating a Fever (Tip)

Treating a Fever

Always document how high the fever is and when you administered any medications for reference. ...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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Treating a Fever (Tip)

Treating a Fever

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