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Herbal Treatment For Recurring Fever
Apparently not.: The treatment for this disease is mainly analgesics and nsaids like diclofenac. Colchicine, a drug mainly used in gout, decreases attack frequency in patients, and adding Anakinra to the Colchicine regimen is successful in cases resistant to Colchicine therapy alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A 9 month old baby has been suffering from recurring fever for three days. When the baby was examined on day 1, theent was clear and the temperature was 101. It was advised that the baby might be teething or may have a virus. Now, the temperature has reac
Always an option: Any kid can come in a day or 2 before their ear infection becomes clear , only to have the problem progress over 8-12 hours.If the kid is eating robustly and playful most of the time, a significant issue is less likely and a virus may be running it's course. If the kid is off his/her activity pattern, drinking has fallen and your parent sense is telling you it's more, get back in to have a recheck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
FUO!: Fever of unknown origin is one of the most fascinating diagnostic puzzles, and the most satisfying, if the cause is indentified. Some are infectious, forms of arthritis, inflammatory disease of the intestines, many other autoimmune diseases, and cancer. You need to be evaluated quickly. Symptomatic rx should be tried (ie. Aleve), but this is not the solution. Treating the cause primary! ...Read more
My daughter has a a recurring fever for 10 days with no other symptoms. The doctor cleared her & said it must be a summer virus... What else can it b?
See doctor again : Most viral illnesses can lead to a fever that lasts 3-5 days. However, it is true that this may still be a viral infection. When fevers last over 14 days, it may be necessary to get blood work done to make sure this is not a bacterial infection (such as Lyme disease or a urinary tract infection), or an autoimmune process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pcp is consulting with infectious diseases about recurring fever illnesses... Etc.. What are they most likely looking for? Most common diseases in western US (Utah). Just wanting answers. Frustrated and confused.
Recurrent fevers: This is a good strategy - to get more 'minds' involved in your case. ID doctors can help by considering any possible causes that could contribute to your symptoms. Fevers are the body's reaction to some kind of 'insult' -whether that's from a germ or something else, such as a rheumatologic disease. There should be some useful history that would help guide the tests and clarify your diagnosis. ...Read more
Many: Tick borne relapsing fever and louse borne relapsing fever are caused by spirochetes, a type of bacteria. There are many other causes of recurring fevers due to infectious and non-infectious diseases. Anyone having unexplained recurring fevers should see their doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every month, I have a recurring fever which is accompanied with bad headache and lasts for 3 days. Please help!!
Medical attention: Since the symptoms are reoccurring it is doubtful you have an infection. The fevers are concerning for an inflammatory condition needs to be evaluated with a physical exam and labs for example. I do not know if this revolves around your monthly menstrual cycle if it pertains to you. ...Read more
Increased (3x normal) kappa lambda chains with normal ratio. Recurring fever that goes away with plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). Is this babesiosis,malaria or parasitic?
Kappa lambda chains: You come with a question which still I do not have the correct answer. went to Webb MD, searched all the possibilities and came with this response. Do you have a copy of 'Understanding Serum Free Light Chain Assays' from the International Myeloma Foundation(IMF)? It clearly goes into all aspects of the Bence Jones issue. Under the Serum Free Light Chain Assays: Normal Versus Abnormal it says: "Normal levels of serum free light chains are*: Kappa: 3.3 -19.4 mg/L* Lambda: 5.7 -26.3 mg/L* Kappa/lambda ratio: 0.26- 1.65 *NOTE: The units here are mg/L; different laboratories use different units It is important t double-check the units used when comparing numbers in lab values. The Kappa/Lambda Ratio 1. The kappa/lambda ratio is as important for diagnosis and monitoring of myeloma as are the levels of kappa and lambda. 2. When the level of either kappa or lambda is very high and the other chain is normal or low, then the ratio is abnormal and indicates that the myeloma is active. 3. If levels of both kappa and lambda light chains are increased, the ratio may be within the normal range, and this generally indicates a disease other than myeloma, such as poor kidney function. When the kidneys are not working properly, both types of light chains are retained in the blood and are not removed by the kidneys. The result is increased levels of both kappa and lambda in the blood. In this situation, in general, the abnormally increased levels are not themselves a direct result of currently active myeloma. 4. If the kappa and lambda levels are both within the normal range, sometimes the ratio may be abnormal. In this situation there may be a persistent low level of active myeloma with excess production of the abnormal light chain. 5. A normal kappa/lambda ratio after treatment is particularly good remission and is termed a stringent complete response. Normalization of the kappa/lambda ratio correlates with possible longer remission and studies are in progress to investigate more about the nature of this relationship, Yana, this comes directly from the afore named booklet. You can get a complete set of myeloma information from the IMF by going online and ordering it -- for FREE! Its a great resource and they have many other things relative to myeloma patients and carers -- the site is well worth a look!! I don't know if this answers your question, but its a good place to start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What tests should I get for lymphoma? I already got a CBC. No swollen lymph nodes. Been having recurring fever, etc for a month
Recurring fever with 2g proteinuria with 1.1-2.2 serum creat. ebv b19 cmv igg positive/elevated. Neph says igg means no current infection. Workup?
Still ask your doc: Since you have come this far in evaluation and care, it would be most logical and beneficial for you to bring all of your concerns and questions to your doctors since they would know your individual conditions more than anyone online. More online sporadic inquiry at this time may induce more unnecessary anxiety and fear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been having recurring fever blisters/canker sores over the past few weeks on different parts of my body (lips,between thighs,etc)Any reason/cause?
Have doc take a look: Medicine is both an art and a science, shortcuts don't usually work. It's not often possible to say with certainty what is causing a problem without 1) seeing it and b) taking a history of the illness. In addition, sometimes testing is needed. I wish that technology for distance diagnosis was better than it is, but for now seeing a doctor in person will help you the most. Hope you're better soon! ...Read more
Mcv low rdw, tsat, lymph, platelets, high gran/wbc recurring fever and increased kappa lambda chains with normal ratio. Can this by due to malaria?
Increased kappa lambda chains: Antibodies are produced by B lymphocytes, each expressing only one class of light chain. Once set, light chain class remains fixed for the life of the B lymphocyte. In a healthy individual, the total kappa to lambda ratio is roughly 3:1 in serum (measuring intact whole antibodies) or 1:1.5 if measuring free light chains, with a highly divergent ratio indicative of The exact normal ratio of kappa ...Read more
Recurring fever with swollen and hot ankles, lower legs that appear arthritic. Increased k/l light chain and easy bruising. Need an expert on fmf?
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