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Could high fever and vomiting cause high blood sugar in non diabetic children?

Could high fever and vomiting cause high blood sugar in non diabetic children?

Stress response: During any illness a kid may have a stress response that includes the inflow of stress hormones into the blood. Epinephrine & cortisol both tend to elevate blood sugars during the stress period. Any elevation would revert to normal after the stress has subsided. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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 ...Read more


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What is high fever in children considered?

What is high fever in children considered?

Fever- see doc?: When to see a doctor when your child has a fever? Depends on the age and how the child is doing: http://www.parenting.com/health-guide/fever/when-call-doctor ...Read more

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Does dehydration in adults cause a higher body temp?

Does dehydration in adults cause a higher body temp?

Dehydration: Yes. Dehydration can cause a higher body temperature and also many other symptoms and signs. It is important to always stay well hydrated with pure water. ...Read more

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Causes for high WBC in adults?

Causes for high WBC in adults?

Infection, Leukemia: High white blood cell counts are most typically seen in infectious diseases, but may also be the cardinal sign of leukemia. Ask your doctor if you have this. ...Read more

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Blood in urine high temp redness in one lower leg?

Blood in urine high temp redness in one lower leg?

Please Go To ER: You are very ill. I would advise getting to the er now. Please do not wait, do not page you doctor, call 911 if you have to. You are describing a situation that could be life threatening. ...Read more

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Would high blood pressure occur in all seniors with the diabetes?

Would high blood pressure occur in all seniors with the diabetes?

No: While these two conditions do share risk factors for developing, patients may have one or the other condition, or both, but they do not always happen together. ...Read more

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Does high fever andw weight loss persists in tuberculosis..?

Does high fever andw weight loss persists in tuberculosis..?

Yes: If untreated, the fever and weight loss persists and is responsible for the classic "consumption" picture of tuberculosis. If you have been treated, however, and are still experiencing these symptoms, see your doctor again for a recheck. ...Read more

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Elderly person with chills vomiting nausea with family history of heart problems. This person has pneumonia at the moment. High heart rate fever?

Elderly person with chills vomiting nausea with family history of heart problems. This person has pneumonia at the moment. High heart rate fever?

Need to see doctor: If you do not have access to a private doctor, you should take the person to a hospital emergency room. ...Read more

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Is fever with shivering common in tb?

Is fever with shivering common in tb?

Yes: It's common. There are many other causes as well; we want to be sure espcially to rule out endocarditis. ...Read more

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Can very low muscle mass in elderly female cause low gfr?

Can very low muscle mass in elderly female cause low gfr?

The Opposite: A low muscle mass generates less creatinine and results in a higher GFR calculation. ...Read more

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Is low blood pressure in cancer patients dangerous?

Can Be: Low BP can be dangerous. Please discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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Cause of elevated WBC in blood in diabetic? Protein in urine, no fever and no other symptoms.

Cause of elevated WBC in blood in diabetic? Protein in urine, no fever and no other symptoms.

Many possibilities: An elevated WBC is typically seen when you have an infection. It is not directly related to having diabetes, but diabetics are more prone to getting infections, such as urinary infections. High protein in the urine can be from a urine infection, but can also be a sign of diabetes affecting the kidneys and causing leakage of protein. This would need treatment. You should see your doctor about. ...Read more

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What would cause a higher billyruben level and a lower white blood cell count in an adult? Symptoms are nausea, vomiting, low grade fever

What would cause a higher billyruben level and a lower white blood cell count in an adult? Symptoms are nausea, vomiting, low grade fever

Many causes...: Many things can cause high bilirubin and low white count. Common causes are biliary obstruction by gallstones, tumors or scarring in the gallbladder, pancreas, and bile ducts. Hemolysis (rupture of red blood cells) can also raise your bilirubin. Please follow up with your doctor because additional work up is needed. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure in a young child?

What causes high blood pressure in a young child?

See your doctor: High blood pressure in b a young child can have several causes but are more likely to have a medical cause beyond just being overweight. Seeing a doctor to check for signs of kidney, thyroid or heart disease is important. Sometimes it is more a matter of the blood pressure having been checked incorrectly, so if you are getting high readings in a drugstore have your doctor re-check the pressure. ...Read more

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Can a high fever cause a rash in adults?

Can a high fever cause a rash in adults?

Yes: A fever can precipitate a rash; it may be the pathogen causing the reactive fever, and also the direct cause of the rash. In either case an md vist is warranted. ...Read more

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Symptoms of dehydration - in children vs. In adults?

Symptoms of dehydration - in children vs. In adults?

See below: Dehydration in children may be subtle and the infant or child will be listless, and may have atemperature, and high pulse rate and low blood pressure.In adults they will complain of feeling thirsty, generalized weakness.Dry skin, headache, and have a high pulse rate and low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Do high retention towers cause cancer in children if in your back yard?

Do high retention towers cause cancer in children if in your back yard?

No: This is an undoubtable urban myth. The high tension towers are safe. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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Fever, High (Over 103.5 F) (Definition)

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