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High Fever Should I Go To The Hospital
My husband has asthma and is sick with high fever and vomiting could he have the flu and should he go to the hospital?
Probably: Probably not a bad idea. People with underlying asthma are at higher risk for complications from the flu. He can get the flu even if he's been vaccinated this year. He may benefit from Tamiflu, (oseltamivir) an antiviral drug, if given within the first 48 hours. Hope he feels better soon! ...Read more
Thinking of going to hospital; husband has high fever but he is feeling extremely cold. Should I drive him?
Yes: High fever and chills is not a good sign. Get him to a doctor asap and have him evaluated. Hope things go well. ...Read more
Have high fever for a month now, burry vision and squinty. Went to hospital, all tests are normal. We don't know how to make fever go away?
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
Aside from prescribing medications, how might a hospital treat a person who has had a high fever for several days? Why?
Supportive measures: Medicines can help, particularly antibiotics for infections. In the context of severe illness part of the rationale for hospitalization is to observe and increase the level of care in response to acuity. Additionally, in some situations cooling measures may be appropriate. Stay safe! ...Read more
Went to hospital-got high fever 12 hr after. Is it possible? What cause quick high fever with a lot of pain in body? The fever went away after 1-2 days.
Sounds like the flu.: ...And this is not related 2 a visit 2 the hospital. Flu is viral ; has an incubation period of up 2 2-3 weeks, so u were destined 2 b sick hospital visit or not. During ur visit, u were shedding the flu virus in droplets from ur mouth, a sneeze, cough, and speech. ...Read more
When my daughter sleeps, her breathing is fast and she has a high fever. Should I take her to the hospital?
My son is almost 3, been puking with high fever for 5 days not eating or drinking anything. What do I do? Been to hospital.
Watch hydration: Your son is at risk for dehydration. Keep offering clear fluids- water, pedialyte and gatorade an oz at a time. If he is urinating less than 3 times in the day, he should be rechecked for dehydration. If he was seen at the hospital a few days ago, I would take him back to be rechecked today, especially if he is unable to keep fluids down. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for the fever. Good luck! ...Read more
Is it possible for a hospital to delay surgery for appendicitis if a patient has a really high fever?
Rarely: Were that person with high fever, to be unstable, as for example in septic shock, the person would need to be stablized usually before going into the operating room, with IV fluids to get the blood pressure up if needed. Patients with appendicitis usually do not have high fever. High fever in appendicitis is worrisome and would usually get the patient rushed off to for surgery without sig delay. ...Read more
With really high fever (103) went to hospital, they said all of my blood work was normal. How can I have a high fever with normal WBC?
Viral infection: WBC count is a very unreliable indicator of infection. A normal white count in no way rules out an infection. A very high percentage of febrile illnesses in young healthy people are due to viral infections. These run their course within 5-7 days. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen may be used to treat the fever. If you develop stiff neck, severe headache, uncontrollable vomiting, return to the ER. ...Read more
I contracted typhoid as a newborn in 1969. I had a high fever and a seizure and taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. I was diagnosed with ty?
This is an: Interesting story but what question can we answer for you? ...Read more
Fast growing neck lump with high fever in hospital for 5 days. They said it was savilary gland. Couldn't talk or eat. Sent home with same symptoms.?
Follow-up with Dr.: A person with salivary gland swelling (presumably due to infection or blockage) can follow-up with her ENT doctor or primary care doctor, to be sure that the recovery is going as expected. Sometimes additional treatment is needed. If symptoms are worrisome, and the patient cannot get in touch with her doctors, then she can go to the E.R. To be seen and treated. ...Read more
I took my lil girl to the hospital yesterday with a high fever and she has tonsillitis, fevers broke should she return to skool with swollen tonsils?
30 year old female cousin with long history of neck pain admitted to hospital yesterday with high fever and toe pain/swelling. Possible r.A. Or lupus?
Brother has been in the hospital since Saturday bad headache, swollen eyes, vomit high fever could he have migraine doctor done test but all negative?
Low Hct low hgb low magnesium low bun high CRP low mchc low calcium high WBC low RBC what could be wrong admitted to hospital back pain high fever?
My son who is 11m has every sign of croup but going on 4 days with a high fever it ranges from 101.8 to 103.7 should I be worried?
Not sure how: You are determining that your child has croup which has a characteristic stridorous respiratory breathing pattern, but stridorous respirations and fevers for 4 days warrants a look by a physician, So the short answer is yes, you might want to worry and have a doctor examine your child ...Read more
I recently had a high fever of 103. How do I know that the fever is not going to come back? Am I at risk for randomly getting a relapse of sickness?
Asking for guesses: There is only a possibly answer for this question. Why are you asking this? Am I missing something? ...Read more
My 4 year old daughter has had a high fever (101-103) that goes down with meds since sunday, should I take her in?
FEVER FOUR DAYS: Yes, four days of high fever with un identified cause would indicate the need to be seen by her doctor. ...Read more
High fever but otherwise happy. Going on 2 days. Staying around 38.5-39 degrees C. How long with fever until a doctor needs to be seen?
My 3yr old suddenly has a fever and its bee going on since last night I am worrired they are high fever and he has a past of febril sezuires?
See the pediatrician: Fever is the body's response to an illness. When a child's temperature changes suddenly, about 3% under age 5 will have a seizure. Luckily, only about 30% of children who have had a febrile seizure will ever have another one. That means 70% never will again. Keep him comfortable and see his doctor if the fever continues. Good luck! ...Read more
My 16 month old has a cold on her chest and a high fever which goes away after medicine but come right back. She was give amoxilicilin and histal?
Fever: A high fever depends on who you are talking to and who you are talking about. Most doctors would use a fever of 104 as high, With fevers, especially in regards to febrile seizures, that rate of elevation is more of a concern than the actual number. Typically a fever is defined as 100.4 or higher or two points higher than someone's baseline temperature. ...Read more
Several are common: Assuming no allergies or contraindications to their use, tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetamenophen) and Ibuprofen (advil, motrin) are used commonly for fever. The ultimate treatment however is to treat the cause. A cool or tepid bath also can help if the fever is resistant. Avoid using any topical chemicals ie alcohol rub. ...Read more
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