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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more


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Fever at night only with my toddler, what is it?

Fever at night only with my toddler, what is it?

Don't know: Typically it is a viral illness...And I hope he is better now. But if it have him seen. A "standard" virus lasts 7-10 days but I lie to see children after 4-5 if fever has been persistent and not improving. ...Read more

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My 2 yrs old baby is having a fever at night only. She's doing good in the morning what could this be?

My 2 yrs old baby is having a fever at night only. She's doing good in the morning what could this be?

Probably virus: It may be a mild viral illness and that is just not making her too sick. Fevers always go up at night. As long as she is playful, eating well, and otherwise appears well, don't worry. If she continues to run fevers at night for longer than a week, you should probably have her evaluated by a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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From last week onwards, I am having fever at night only and still goes on! My doctor told me I am having urinal infection and this causes the fever.

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From last week onwards, I am having fever at night only and still goes on! My doctor told me I am having urinal infection and this causes the fever.

UTI: I'm happy to hear that you have a diagnosis which can explain your fever. However, your doctor should also have given you an antibiotic to treat urinary tract infection. Also should figure out why/how you got infection as men are less prone to UTI than women. Kidney stone? Ureteral stenosis? Bladder or prostate issue? Std? Anal intercourse? ...Read more

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I get low grade fevers at night only. Fatigue, dizziness, tired, rapid heartbeat. I have been diagnosed with prediabetes, high cholostoral and anemia?

I get low grade fevers at night only. Fatigue, dizziness, tired, rapid heartbeat. I have been diagnosed with prediabetes, high cholostoral and anemia?

Further tests!: Your diagnoses don't explain your symptoms. Since it's not normal to have nighttime fevers, you need further testing. Please see your doc again and find out why you are sick. If you aren't satisfied with the answer, consider getting a second opinion. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old daughter developed a painful cough & sore throat 4 days ago. Bloodshot eyes. High fever at night only. Is this the flu? Something else?

My 3 yr old daughter developed a painful cough & sore throat 4 days ago. Bloodshot eyes. High fever at night only. Is this the flu? Something else?

Cough: This could be the flu or another viral illness. It could also be a bacterial illness such as strep throat or even pneumonia. I recommend you consult with your doctor so the correct diagnosis can be made and the appropriate treatment plan implemented. ...Read more

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Can severe sore throat and chest congestion, cough last for over a week in 3 yrs old. He had 101 fever 1 night only. Today is his 3rd dy on antibiotics?

Can severe sore throat and chest congestion, cough last for over a week in 3 yrs old. He had 101 fever 1 night only. Today is his 3rd dy on antibiotics?

Nebulized medication: Although the problem appears to be from a viral infection, some may require a nebulized bronchodilator and/or steroid to get over the chest congestion. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Fever every night (at night only)for the past month accompanied by pain in the muscles of the hands that is slightly better with pain medication?

Fever every night (at night only)for the past month accompanied by pain in the muscles of the hands that is slightly better with pain medication?

Get checked: Persistent fever is not normal. Keep a diary and record the temperatures. Note whether medication for fever is needed and how long it takes for the fever to resolve. Note any other symptoms (such as the hand pain). Schedule a doctor's visit to initiate a work up for possible causes (infection, autoinflammatory diseas etc.). ...Read more

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I have had a cough and runny nose for the pastweek with fever and chills at night only. What can I take to make me bounce back to healthy again. I?

I have had a cough and runny nose for the pastweek with fever and chills at night only. What can I take to make me bounce back to healthy again. I?

Seeing a doctor: Sounds like you have an infection for about 7 days and the best thing to do for your own health is to be examined by a doctor to find out the cause and recommend appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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Why am I getting fever only at night?

Why am I getting fever only at night?

Common: It is very common for fever to be active at night. The real conundrum here is to find out the source of the fevers, and that should be done with consultation with your md. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could be causing fever only at night?

What could be causing fever only at night?

Fever: Nocturnal fevers are often associated with tuberculosis, but you may be having fevers during the day at a lesser magnitude and not recognizing them because they are milder during the hours prior to the evening. This, if it persists, should definitely be uated by a doctor, and if at all possible would suggest your seeing an infectious diseases expert. Good luck. ...Read more

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My son is almost 2 and had bronchiolitis 2 weeks ago and the past 5 days or so he had been spiking fevers only at night of 102. What could be wrong?

My son is almost 2 and had bronchiolitis 2 weeks ago and the past 5 days or so he had been spiking fevers only at night of 102. What could be wrong?

Infection: If you son was 100 % healthy after the bronchiolitis, then the fever most likely represents a new infection. After a fever of 5 days, he should be seen and examined to see the cause. ...Read more

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What would cause a low-grade fever to occur only at night? It's been happening for weeks.

What would cause a low-grade fever to occur only at night? It's been happening for weeks.

Multiple things: Fever at night can be caused by many things, including chronic infections, rheumatological entities (like lupus), and even malignancy (cancer). It is never normal, and it requires a comprehensive workup. ...Read more

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My mom age 51 has fever nearly 101 only at night, but normal during day all tests were taken nothing explained?

My mom age 51 has fever nearly 101 only at night, but normal during day all tests were taken nothing explained?

Second opinion: Two things:First: check to see if your thermometer is accurate. Use it at the doctor's office and compare it with their's. Second: If it is accurate, then a fever of 101 at night is worth checking out. How much testing was done? Does she have any other symptoms? You can also get a second opinion if the first one did not give you an answer that makes sense to you. ...Read more

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The last couple of days I have been running a low grade fever only at night and feel fine during the day what could be going on?

The last couple of days I have been running a low grade fever only at night and feel fine during the day what could be going on?

Infection: Some infections smolder and cause the symptoms you're mentioning. If these symptoms continue you'll need blood work and a physical exam to help pinpoint the cause. ...Read more

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The last nights I've had a fever only at night but without any cold symptoms. (currently on period). This has never happened before what could it be?

The last nights I've had a fever only at night but without any cold symptoms. (currently on period). This has never happened before what could it be?

Fever: This is such a vague complaint and unaccompanied by any other clinical information there is no way in which to determine what is causing it. If you develop further symptoms or if the fever persists, see a doctor and be fully evaluated. ...Read more

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I have fever only at night also have headaches and sudden shortness of breath and want to know if I have a disease or a specific medicine would help.?

Get checked: Many diseases are possible including viruses such as influenza to a sinus infection to the more serious pneumonia. Please see a doctor urgently for examination and diagnosis ...Read more

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I have some symptoms such as fever only at night. Body pain, back pain and fully tired. Previous periods date aug 2.is this symptoms of pergncy r not?

I have some symptoms such as fever only at night. Body pain, back pain and fully tired. Previous periods date aug 2.is this symptoms of pergncy r not?

Need to be concerned: fever at night is not a sign of pregnancy. the other symptoms you mention are generic signs of malaise that could include, but are not limited, to pregnancy. Consider alternative causes for fever, including infections (malaria for example), genetic issues like familial mediterrean fever, or inflammatory states like cancer. I do not mean to frighten you, but episodic fever needs to be investigated ...Read more

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I have high fevers and chills only at night for the past 3 days. I have other lymphnode and throat symptoms but they are mild in comparison.?

I have high fevers and chills only at night for the past 3 days. I have other lymphnode and throat symptoms but they are mild in comparison.?

GetTheeToADoctorry..: Based on what you have written, it will be best if you see a doctor if this pattern repeats itself one or two more times or you start to feel worse before then. There is a host of things that may cause this (some serious) and so if it doesn't go away quickly, get it checked out. In the meantime take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for the fever and keep up with fluids and if you work, take a day or two off. ...Read more

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My 2 1/2 yr old has had fever only at night for 3 days now and earlier today told me tummy hurt woke up middle of night twice and said head hurt?

My 2 1/2 yr old has had fever only at night for 3 days now and earlier today told me tummy hurt woke up middle of night twice and said head hurt?

Needs to be seen: By her doctor or ER/urgent care, can still be a viral syndrome, headache in a 21/2 yrs old shouldn't be taken lightly, good luck ...Read more

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What is causing me to have a fever only at night for over a week now? Cough for 3 weeks prior, chills, night sweats, stabbing headache, hard to breathe

What is causing me to have a fever only at night for over a week now? Cough for 3 weeks prior, chills, night sweats, stabbing headache, hard to breathe

Mgt: I would recommend a chest radiograph and evaluation by your PCP. The illness may have started as a flu infection, and has now developed into secondary bacterial pneumonia. ...Read more

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Can you have lymphoma w/o weight loss or fever? Only have night sweats (9 mos) and painless swollen lymphnode, no infections, controlled hashis/hypo.

Can you have lymphoma w/o weight loss or fever? Only have night sweats (9 mos) and painless swollen lymphnode, no infections, controlled hashis/hypo.

Get checked: If you've had swollen lymph nodes for that long, you should get checked regardless of whether or not they may be responsible for the night sweats. ...Read more

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Swollen abdomen, pressure in upper abdomen & chest, severe upper back & neck pain. Low grade fever & chills only at night each night?

Swollen abdomen, pressure in upper abdomen & chest, severe upper back & neck pain. Low grade fever & chills only at night each night?

See your doctor: There are many conditions including TB that can result in night sweats gastritis, reflux and pulmonary disorders or infections can result in increased intra-thoracic pressure and create pain in back and neck. You could have meningitis. See your doctor immediately! ...Read more

Nocturnal (Definition)

This term is used to note that something ...Read more