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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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High Fever (Overview)

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.


Dr. David Reddell
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Can the tetanus vaccine cause high fever?

Dr. David Reddell
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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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High Fever (Overview)

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.


Dr. Michael Engel
Board Certified, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
15 years in practice
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What is low white blood cell count mean if high fever and sick?

Dr. Michael Engel
Board Certified, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
15 years in practice
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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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Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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How doe sthe hospital treat someone with high fever other than meds?

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
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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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Dr. David Schleimer
Board Certified, Orthodontics
33 years in practice
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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?

Dr. David Schleimer
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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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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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!

Dr. Mandakini Patel
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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!

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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Dr. Andrew Oshiro
Board Certified, Pediatrics
23 years in practice
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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.?

Dr. Andrew Oshiro
Board Certified, Pediatrics
23 years in practice
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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. Tom Heston
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Treatment of high fever?

Dr. Tom Heston
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Treatment of high fever?

Determine cause: Treat the underlying cause. If the underlying cause of the fever is not serious, sometimes Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen in standard over=the=counter doses can help. Symptoms like these are best evaluated in person by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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What is the quickest way to get rid of a very high fever?

Dr. John Leander Po
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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What is the quickest way to get rid of a very high fever?

Evaporative methods: More importantly, determine cause- 1. Adverse drug event: stop the medication; reverse if possible (e.g. Dantroline) 2. Drug-drug interaction: stop the medications if possible; supportive mgmt. 3. Infection: source control, appropriate antibiotics. 4. Environment: remove pt from source.;supportive mgmt. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ein
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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What all drugs we has to take for high fever?

Dr. Michael Ein
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
43 years in practice
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See below: Drugs taken for fever include aspirin, acetaminophen(tylenol) and ibuprofen. Aspirin should not be taken if you have chicken pox or influenza. If a high fever lasts more than 2 days see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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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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