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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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The right side of my son's neck is swollen, he has a headache and low grade fever. CBC showed elevated WBC and low lymph.

The right side of my son's neck is swollen, he has a headache and low grade fever. CBC showed elevated WBC and low lymph.

Likely strep I: Did he have a throat culture done. It sounds like he had a strep infection. Headaches and enlarged lymph nodes are common symptoms as well as abdominal pain or sandpaper rash can be symptoms as well. Low lymphocytes in the face of elevated total white blood cells leads one to believe it is a bacterial infection and not viral like mononucleosis. ...Read more

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Fecal stone, headache low grade fever?

Fecal stone, headache low grade fever?

Get eval: Depending on the size of the fecaloma, you may need removal to prevent further worsening of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What's the cause of recurrent infection, swollen occipital node, fatigue, headache, low grade fever, weakness and overall tiredness? Anything serious?

What's the cause of recurrent infection, swollen occipital node, fatigue, headache, low grade fever, weakness and overall tiredness? Anything serious?

Many possibilities: There are many possible diagnosis for your symptoms and the list is pretty long. I will suggest you consult your familt physician
you need a thorough history and physical exam, blood tests and if indicated other tests to find the cause of your symptoms. It may or may not be serious. ...Read more

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Son had headache, low grade fever. Dr said likely viral. Now 3 days later, dry cough, has rash (no fever). Does this sound like virus running course?

Son had headache, low grade fever. Dr said likely viral. Now 3 days later, dry cough, has rash (no fever). Does this sound like virus running course?

Yes, it does sound: Like a virus. However, it would be a good idea to have him seen by his doctor again to check the rash and re-check his lungs, just to be sure there isn't anything else going on that might need different treatment. Hope he feels better soon. ...Read more

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In afternoon, fatigue, headache, sinus pressure, low grade fever. Dr put me on amoxi. 3xday 10days for possible sinus infect. Why worse in afternoon?

In afternoon, fatigue, headache, sinus pressure, low grade fever. Dr put me on amoxi. 3xday 10days for possible sinus infect. Why worse in afternoon?

Sinusitis: No way to know. Are you outside in the afternoon and exposed to things to which you are allergic? Maybe you need different decongestant, or need sinus rinses with a neti-pot. Check with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I did not ovulate this month, I have missed my period by 5 d.Pregnancy test is negative. Headache for 2d. Low grade fever for 10d. Asthma actin up.

I did not ovulate this month, I have missed my period by 5 d.Pregnancy test is negative. Headache for 2d. Low grade fever for 10d. Asthma actin up.

Cycle changes: May be due to multiple factors: hormonal variations, stress, tension, anxiety, illness or metabolic disorders. I suggest keeping a menstrual diary and tracking your monthly cycles. Additionally, BC pills will protect you and help regulate your cycle. If you miss one once, do a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Have a constant headache, low grade fever & swollen feet for 3 weeks. Ct scan of head and CBC normal. No relief with prednisone or pain meds. Help?

Have a constant headache, low grade fever & swollen feet for 3 weeks. Ct scan of head and CBC normal. No relief with prednisone or pain meds. Help?

Headache: This is a common complaint and can result from many underlying illnesses. You have a fever of undetermined origin, and without knowing what evaluations have been done and the rest of the medical history and exam my best suggestion would be to see an infectious diseases expert. Do not know why you were given prednisone, but this does not, superficially, sound like a good idea. See an id doc. ...Read more

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What causes 90lbs loss unintentionally, your back to burn w/pain, mem loss, tn, pn, fibromyalgia, headaches, low grade fever, tremors head&neck?

What causes 90lbs loss unintentionally, your back to burn w/pain, mem loss, tn, pn, fibromyalgia, headaches, low grade fever, tremors head&neck?

Fever?: Amongst the constellation of symptoms of significant weight loss, burning back pain, #fibromyalgia, memory loss, eadaches ; neck tremors, the most worrisome relationship is fever ; significant weight loss. A general medical evaluation is necessary to discover what might be a serious problem. With back pain, urinary tract infection is possible. Tests are needed. ...Read more

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Congestion, headache, sore throat, low grade fever. Will what I assume is a sinus infection go away by itself? I don't want to take antibiotics.

Congestion, headache, sore throat, low grade fever. Will what I assume is a sinus infection go away by itself? I don't want to take antibiotics.

Sinusitis: Hello, what you are describing may indeed be a case of acute sinusitis. Yes, you can treat it without antibiotics since some cases are viral in nature. Use saline nasal irrigation and washing. This has been found to be very helpful to eradicate a sinusitis. Decongestants, tylenol (acetaminophen) and a mucus thinner may also help. If your symptoms worsen or persist beyond 7-10 days, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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5 years old son complaining of bad headache, stomach pain and low grade fever?

5 years old son complaining of bad headache, stomach pain and low grade fever?

Infection: Sounds like infection of some type. Often symptoms of a throat infection. Hydrate, keep comfortable and if terribly uncomfortable, check with your doctor. Otherwise the symptoms are too vague to pin down any further. ...Read more

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Why does my son have headaches and jaw pain? Low grade fever and puss filled pimple on his eye?

Why does my son have headaches and jaw pain? Low grade fever and puss filled pimple on his eye?

He may have a stye: Or better term chalazion developing on his eyelid. Need to see a pediatric ophthalmologist (if ...Read more

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Cough for a little over a month. Recently got worse, with soreness in chest and throat, developed persistent headache and on and off low grade fever.

Cough for a little over a month. Recently got worse, with soreness in chest and throat, developed persistent headache and on and off low grade fever.

Persistent cough: Sounds concerning. You may need some medication and a chest X-ray. See your doctor or perform a virtual consult for assistance ...Read more

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It hurts significantly to swallow. Associated cough, headache, fatigue, chills, low-grade fever, some constipation. Otc's aren't working. Bronchitis?

It hurts significantly to swallow. Associated cough, headache, fatigue, chills, low-grade fever, some constipation. Otc's aren't working. Bronchitis?

Possibly: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I've slept a lot for a couple days, and today when I woke up I had a headache which got better upon standing, and I have a low grade fever of 100. Help?

Fever: There could be so many causes ranging from the usual flu to severe bacterial infection
best to have a clinical exam done, blood drawn in the er and rule out anything serious. ...Read more

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List d/d for. Low grade fever at same exact time evryday in evening and headache since 10 days. No chill?

List d/d for. Low grade fever at same exact time evryday in evening and headache since 10 days. No chill?

Fever and headache: Normal body temperature rises a little in the evening and if the temperature is below 101, it maybe nothing. Headache in the afternoon/evening could be stress-related. ...Read more

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Why do I get a low grade fever and headache every day gradual onset starting at around 4:30pm?

Why do I get a low grade fever and headache every day gradual onset starting at around 4:30pm?

Fatigue: Symptoms may be due to fatigue after a whole days work. See your doctor for a workup. ...Read more

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Surgery four days ago. Now freezing really bad headache and body hurts. At most a low grade fever.

Surgery four days ago. Now freezing really bad headache and body hurts. At most a low grade fever.

Call your surgeon: Surgeon always like to know your condition, and what is causing 'head ache and low grade fever ' 4 days after surgery (what ever surgery you may have it done). Please call and talk to your surgeon, . ...Read more

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I have had a low grade fever ranging from 99.5-100.7 for 3 1/2 weeks, random headaches, pain in the back and neck?

I have had a low grade fever ranging from 99.5-100.7 for 3 1/2 weeks, random headaches, pain in the back and neck?

Low grade: Viral infection with relapsing sounds probable; however, I recommend an exam and blood testing to see how your body fights off infection. Definitely get examined. ...Read more

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My 9 year old has strep. He's had 3 doses of abx. Still has low grade fever (99-100) and now has developed a headache. Should I be concerned?

My 9 year old has strep. He's had 3 doses of abx. Still has low grade fever (99-100) and now has developed a headache. Should I be concerned?

Strep throat: Treatment of Strep throat seldom treats the disease, but is used to remove the risk of subsequent development of rheumatic fever. Sometimes if begun early enough the antibiotics will shorten the course of illness. If the headache was accompanied by stiff neck, alterations in sensorium or level of consciousness, nausea and vomiting or other symptoms would definitely taken her to a doctor. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been having intermittent low grade fever with headache sometime for past 10 days. I have no other symptoms. Blood work shows no infectio?

Viral-temp: sounds like a recurring or pwesisitant virus. Get a relaiable thermometer. Check your temp and if it is101 or greater, take 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) tablets, then recheck temp again in 1 hour: if your fever drops 1 degree or more- this is probably a cold virus- just a rule of thumb. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Low Grade Fever (Definition)

Low grade fever is a symptom in which a person's internal body temperature is mildly high, about 99-100.5 degrees. Many medical conditions and mild colds/flus can ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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