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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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High Fever (Definition)

High fever is a symptom in which a person's internal body temperature is quite high, usually above 102 degrees. Influenza (the flu), other infections, or serious inflammation are some conditions that can cause high fevers.


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Can the tetanus vaccine cause high fever?

Can the tetanus vaccine cause high fever?

Yes, but...: It is rare for anyone to have a severe reaction to vaccines. There will often be soreness or slight fever. Acetaminophen usually reduces the symptoms. If symptoms are severe, or last longer that 1-2 days, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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High Fever (Definition)

High fever is a symptom in which a person's internal body temperature is quite high, usually above 102 degrees. Influenza (the flu), other infections, or serious inflammation are some conditions that can cause high fevers.


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What is low white blood cell count mean if high fever and sick?

What is low white blood cell count mean if high fever and sick?

Leukopenia may be...: Counterintuitive, but it is seen frequently in the context of infection/inflammation. Usually we equate illness with a rise in WBC count because we mobilize our wbcs to fight off infections caused by multiple pathogens...Viruses, bacteria, fungi for example. However, inflammatory cytokines can induce transient marrow suppression to cause leukopenia. Should resolve spontaneously. Get well soon. ...Read more

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Treating a Fever (Tip)

Treating a Fever

Fever is body's natural way to kill off what is making you sick. It is actually a good thing. ...See more

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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Don't panic! Most fever is uncomfortable, but harmless.
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Take the appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen
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Try cool compresses -- they may be soothing
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See doctor if your fever is higher than 102F for more than 2 days
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How doe sthe hospital treat someone with high fever other than meds?

How doe sthe hospital treat someone with high fever other than meds?

They will run tests: Tests are important way to investigate the cause of fever if it has gone on for more than one week. This may require blood cultures, blood counts and other specilized tests.To find out ehy you have zfever. We need to find the cause before we can treat your probelm of fever which can be due to many different causes. ...Read more

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My husband has cellullitus really bad. What medicine is best to treat it. He has high fever for about 24 hrs about every 6 wks?

See MD ASAP: Cellulitis is a rather diffuse and aggressive infection. It can lead to some serious problems if not treated quickly. Knowing the source of the infection is paramount and you need an md to find this, then the appropriate antibiotic an be prescribed. Don't let this go...Call md asap. ...Read more

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Treating a Fever (Tip)

Treating a Fever

Always document how high the fever is and when you administered any medications for reference. ...See more

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Managing Hay Fever (Checklist)

Avoid heavy pollen areas
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Use air conditioners during pollen season
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If necessary, use a non-sedating antihistamine
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My 8 year old was treated for high fever cough cold, after antibiotics, fever of 99-100f temperature still persists, is it normal? Please help!

My 8 year old was treated for high fever cough cold, after antibiotics, fever of 99-100f temperature still persists, is it normal? Please help!

Fever/antibiotics: Antibiotics may take 2-3 days for the infection to get bacterial infectionunder control times. Fever is normal body mechanism to fight infections.Temperatue rise helps the body to fight infections. Temp of under 100 is not considered fever, adn is is already lower. Jsut wait it out, if the child is feeling better than before. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your child has very green diaria, he has been sick for the past 5 days with high fever.?

Take to doctor now: If your child has been having fever for 5 days, it means you should take them to the doctor now. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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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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