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How do I lower fevers?

How do I lower fevers?

Keep it simple: Use an antipyretic such as Aspirin or tylenol, (acetaminophen) as directed. Drink plenty of fluids. If fever persist, or exceeds 104 f, contact your doctor. Don't hesitate to seek help if your fever is associated with stiff neck or severe headache. Good luck. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

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


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How to get fevers down?

How to get fevers down?

Treat cause: Fever is a symptom of inflammation or infection. Make sure this is not the cause. Fever from a URI or something not convening as much can be brought down by acetaminophen, cold bath, ice in the underarm or groin. Again, find out and treat the cause first before the symptom or else you lose an sign to do anything. ...Read more

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Frequent low grade fevers?

Frequent low grade fevers?

Many causes: Viruses, bacteria and fungal infections, certain medications, some cancers and toxins can cause low grade fevers. Have your md evaluate you. ...Read more

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What could cause recurring fevers?

What could cause recurring fevers?

Many causes: Infections like malaria and relapsing fever, tumors, auto immune diseases are among a long list of causes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get fevers everyday?

Is it normal to get fevers everyday?

No: Of course not.You need to see a doctor to determine the problem, cause and potential cure. ...Read more

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Why does overtiredness cause fevers?

Why does overtiredness cause fevers?

Likely vice versa: More than likely fever is causing fatigue. Fever is often an indication that the body is trying to fight off an infection of some kind--the infection or other stress on the body produces fatigue. ...Read more

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What causes recurring evening fevers?

What causes recurring evening fevers?

There are many: There are many causes of night or evening sweats including but not limited to medications, tb, lymphoma, cancers , infections and metabolic conditions etc. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are fevers and what causes them?

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What are fevers and what causes them?

Reaction: Fever is an abnormal elevation of the body temperature. Most of the time it is caused by an infection of some sort but there are many non-infectious causes as well. In response to certain chemicals in the blood, the brain resets the temperature of the body to a higher level, constricts the blood vessels in the skin and directs the muscles to twitch causing chills. This produces heat ...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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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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What could cause reoccurring fevers with no other symptoms?

What could cause reoccurring fevers with no other symptoms?

Periodic fevers: There are conditions where a fever may occur on a regular basis time wise-called periodic fever syndromes.These are complicated and you should discuss these with the pediatrician. ...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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What diseases could cause a child to have a fevers for 2 weeks?

What diseases could cause a child to have a fevers for 2 weeks?

Infections: It is always very concerning when a neonate has fever. At this age it raises concerns as infants do not have a fully developed immune system , and it could be a severe infection. If your 2 week old has fever over 100.5 rectal you need to go se your baby's doc or go to the E.R. ...Read more

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She's 4 and having high fevers every month for 3 days long.no symthoms. I'm worried?

She's 4 and having high fevers every month for 3 days long.no symthoms. I'm worried?

Periodic fever: Children and adolescents with a few consecutive days of fever every month for many months, say at least 6, may not have a series of viruses, but a periodic fever syndrome. This is a tough diagnosis to make and requires keeping records of the fevers and any associated symptoms. Fewer months, more likely to be viral. Fewer symptoms, less likely to be serious. ...Read more

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Nightly low fevers around 99.8. No other symptoms, has been ongoing for a couple of months.

Nightly low fevers around 99.8. No other symptoms, has been ongoing for a couple of months.

Maybe not abnormal: Many people assume that 98.6F (or 37.0C) is the maximum normal human body temperature. It's not. It's actually the average temperature in most people. Everybody's body temperature rises and falls during the day, with highest typically in the evening hours -- and 99.8 is within the proper range. Since you otherwise are well, probably nothing is wrong. But see your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more