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Fever (Definition)

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 ...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. shes doing good in the morning what could this be?

My 2 yrs old baby is having a fever at night only. shes 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.

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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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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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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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 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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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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