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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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My daughter is three of age, she have high fever, she's on panadol, (acetaminophen) but when the medicine wears off the fever come back..............Wat can this be?

My daughter is three of age, she have high fever, she's on panadol, (acetaminophen) but when the medicine wears off the fever come back..............Wat can this be?

Unexplained temp: An infection, probably viral in origin. However, it is important to know what her symptoms are. Because of her age and condition she deserves to be seen by a physician to determine the cause of her temperature. ...Read more

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When a baby has roseola, is it normal to fever coming back when the body is still covered with rash? Or should it be high only before rash appears?

When a baby has roseola, is it normal to fever coming back when the body is still covered with rash? Or should it be high only before rash appears?

Not usually: The sequela of roseola is that the fever resolves and then the rash appears. If the fever is persisting, it could be something else besides roseola. In any case if the fever still recurs, then it's time to follow up with the doctor again. Good health. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your child has a high fever and hallucinating?

What does it mean when your child has a high fever and hallucinating?

An MD visit ASAP: Hallucination due to high fever is nothing to wait on, see md asap! ...Read more

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Child 5years high fever?

Need more info: First priority is to make your child comfortable by bringing the fever down. In order to do this I need your child's weight and age to give you the right dosage. If sick looking go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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What to do in a child with high fever but no other sick symptoms yet?

What to do in a child with high fever but no other sick symptoms yet?

More info: How high is the temperature and how did you take it? How old is the child, are they in day care or otherwise exposed, who else in family is ill. If the fever is less than 104 f, the child is alert and without other symptoms would make them comfortable, keep them well hydrated and wait things out. If new symptoms develop email us back and will try to help. Hope they are better soon. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your child has a high fever and seems spaced out?

What does it mean when your child has a high fever and seems spaced out?

Means see a doctor: Difficult to respond without knowing more, but if there is fever and change in mental status the very best thing to do would be to see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the effects (when you become an adult) of having had a high fever when you are a child?

Nothing specific: Decades ago it was common to attribute learning difficulties or deafness to high fever in childhood. As research on kids has progressed, most deafness has been linked to other causes and learning difficulties linked to inherited factors. Meningitis or encephalitis, with or without high fever did have complications. Most kids with high fever grow up with no long term effects. ...Read more

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What must I do if my child has a high fever? Put him in tub or call peds first?

What must I do if my child has a high fever? Put him in tub or call peds first?

Fever, what to do: Reliance on home remedies depends ion your child's age as well. As a rule of thumb always check with your pediatrician for recommendations and follow them accordingly ...Read more

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My child who is 18 months old have been suffering from high fever with runing nose, I m from pakistan, so kindly tel me such medicines which are here.

My child who is 18 months old have been suffering from high fever with runing nose, I m from pakistan, so kindly tel me such medicines which are here.

Water: I cannot tell you what medicine is necessary without a proper diagnosis. A fever is not a diagnosis, it is a symptom. My main concern with a fever is maintaining proper hydration. You do this with lots of liquids. The primary liquid you do it with is water.. For a more specific treatment, you will need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child had a high fever for 3 days then after fever left she got a rash all over what could it be?

What do you suggest if my child had a high fever for 3 days then after fever left she got a rash all over what could it be?

Roseola: This sounds like a classic description of roseola. It is a viral childhood disease that usually peaks in incidence in the summer months, but can happen any time of year. Pretty much it's as you describe. A few days of fever, then fever breaks and rash appears. Rash resolves within a week. Once rash appears, child no longer contagious. Usually kids get it before age 3. ...Read more

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My child is about 6 years old and has had 3 days of high fever, plus he is complaining of calf pain and being hard to walk.?

My child is about 6 years old and has had 3 days of high fever, plus he is complaining of calf pain and being hard to walk.?

Muscle inflammation: The process you describe is producing an inflammatory reaction in the kids calf muscles with fever. There are a number of possibilities that will require an urgent evaluation to sort out. It could be something simple or something bad. ...Read more

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What to give a child to drink that has a high fever and is throwing up all liquids?

What to give a child to drink that has a high fever and is throwing up all liquids?

Pedialyte: Oral electrolyte fluids, like pedialyte, will replenish not only the liquids lost though vomiting, but also the electrolytes. The key to success is small amounts frequently-give 1-2 tsp every ten minutes for one hour, if no vomiting, increase to 3 tsp every ten minutes, advancing as tolerated. ...Read more

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What would be the most common medical problems that would have a child coughing up blood and have a high fever?

What would be the most common medical problems that would have a child coughing up blood and have a high fever?

Hemoptysis: Pulmonary tuberculosis, pulmonary abscess, bronchitis, severe infections of the respiratory tract, bronchopneumonia. ...Read more

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I have been using diclofenac Na supp for my son since he was one year old for high fever according to Dr advice, have I caused my child any harm?

I have been using diclofenac Na supp for my son since he was one year old for high fever according to Dr advice, have I caused my child any harm?

May have: The side effects of Diclofenac are GI upset-ulcers, bleeding or even GI perforation. If he doesn't have any GI symptoms, he is lucky. But stop giving him that. Give him Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for fever instead ...Read more

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Newborn child high fever blood test c-reactive protein high?

Newborn child high fever blood test c-reactive protein high?

Complex: We start treatment on our infants who have fever or the mother has an infection/fever. There are supporting tests (complete blood count and c-reactive protein) that may support but not prove infection. The gold standard is the blood culture that takes 48 hrs to come back (+ or -). Regardless of all that the physician must make a clinical decision about how long to treat the infantbased on these &. ...Read more

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What would cause reoccuring sickness in child: high fever, nasal/chest cong. Seems to come on about every 6wks. Neg for strep/flu. Seasonal allergies?

What would cause reoccuring sickness in child: high fever, nasal/chest cong. Seems to come on about every 6wks. Neg for strep/flu. Seasonal allergies?

Not allergies: Allergies would not cause fever. I would want to know the following: how old is the child? How long has this been going on? Any other lab work, specifically a blood count? Any other symptoms, such as swollen glands, sores in the mouth, rashes, joint swelling? How high is the fever? Recurrent fevers of unknown origin are sometimes referred to pediatric infectious disease specialists. ...Read more

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9 years child with high fever for 4 days and a very serious rash that doesn't itch+white color throat. Is the rash dangerous?

9 years child with high fever for 4 days and a very serious rash that doesn't itch+white color throat. Is the rash dangerous?

See doctor: It is important to have your child tested for strep throat (which can lead to a sorethroat, rash and fever). Strep throat should be treated with an antibiotic to reduce risk of secondary complications. Rash and fever may be viral; however, without an exam it is impossible to say for certain. Take care. ...Read more

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My child has been sick for a week with high fever and hurting in her throat the dr done a test for streap and it was negative what could it be?

My child has been sick for a week with high fever and hurting in her throat the dr done a test for streap and it was negative what could it be?

Virus, other bacteria: First, if a throat culture was not done, there is a slim chance it still could be strep. The rapid test misses 1-2 out of every 100 tested. Would ask for full throat culture to see if any other bacteria is the culprit. Also consider viruses like EBV (the cause of mono, in kids can cause intense sore throat), influenza (still a few cases still going around), or other viruses-depends on age of child ...Read more

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My 4 yr old child has been having a very high fever. I would like to alternate acetaminophen and ibuprofen. How far apart should they be taken?

My 4 yr old child has been having a very high fever. I would like to alternate acetaminophen and ibuprofen. How far apart should they be taken?

Busy work: When a kids fever is not responding to either Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen separately it is unlikely to do so if you alternate them. It does give you something to do, but I don't advise the pattern & I never wake a kid for either med. Concentrate of fluid needs & make the dpc aware of the illness. More kids are hospitalized for dehydration than fever. ...Read more

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6years old male child. Red spots, high fever and swelling in hands and legs? Please advise.

6years old male child. Red spots, high fever and swelling in hands and legs? Please advise.

Go to a doctor: There are many different infections that can cause this. Streptococcus is one of them. See someone soon. ...Read more

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Can a baby get high fever while teething?

Can a baby get high fever while teething?

Call Pediatrician: While the dental textbooks say teething does not cause fever, I and most parents would disagree. High fever is another thing and it should be checked out with a pediatrician, at least with a phone call to discuss possible other symptoms. ...Read more

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May I know the causes of having a high fever for a 6 months old baby? As of the moment he keeps on vomiting.

May I know the causes of having a high fever for a 6 months old baby? As of the moment he keeps on vomiting.

Doctor right now: High fever and vomiting could be a virus but meningitis needs to be ruled out. Please take your baby to the closest emergency room. Or doctor right away. ...Read more

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I have been having high fevers for almost three years now, ranging from 99.5 to 103. All of my blood work has come back normal? Any suggestions?

I have been having high fevers for almost three years now, ranging from 99.5 to 103. All of my blood work has come back normal? Any suggestions?

Infection specialist: Fever that lasts this long is unlikely to be due to an infection. However, you should see an infectious diseases specialist as they deal with fever of unknown origin. There is a systematic approach that they follow and most of the time they are able to find the cause. ...Read more

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Four year old high fever back aches?

See a pediatrician: Fever and back pain is a combination which should be carefully assessed by an experienced clinician. It may be as simple as a viral infection with muscle inflammation to as complex as paraspinous infections. Please take him to a pediatrician who you trust. ...Read more

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My baby last 3 days with high fever now has red little bumps what is it?

My baby last 3 days with high fever now has red little bumps what is it?

Roseola?: Without actually seeing the rash and examining the baby, it is very difficult to say for sure what the rash is. However, in a baby less than 2, if they've had fever for a couple of days and then when the fever breaks develop fine red rash, sounds like roseola (also known as 'baby measles'). If it doesn't fade n next few days, or there are other associated symptoms, then need to see your peds doc. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has very high fever. I gave her suppository but that helped for a few hours and it was back again. What should I do?

My 2 year old has very high fever. I gave her suppository but that helped for a few hours and it was back again. What should I do?

See the pediatrician: Or go to urgent care, your child needs to be evaluated, and may need more Rx medications, meanwhile keep giving the right dose if fever medications at right intervals, read the labels carefully, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Lady in waiting room coughing. Said she had high fever for 5 days. No fever past 2 days. I took my baby outside asap. Was she contagious still?

Lady in waiting room coughing. Said she had high fever for 5 days. No fever past 2 days. I took my baby outside asap. Was she contagious still?

Likely not though: It depends on the virus. If it were influenza, you can bet that she is still contagious. And there is really very little you can do for your baby at this point, other than watch like a hawk for signs of influenza. Good luck and thanks for using HealthTap. ...Read more

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My son has swelling at the base of his spine, high fever and congestion?

My son has swelling at the base of his spine, high fever and congestion?

See a doctor today: It is unclear as to what you are describing. The fact the child has a high fever concerns me. The swelling also bothers me and especially the location. I would have the child checked out at the ER or urgicenter today. Then follow up for your peds or PCP ...Read more

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20 month old had high fever of 40. Got it down and she is sleeping. It is now back up to 38. Should I wake her for meds or let her sleep?

20 month old had high fever of 40. Got it down and she is sleeping. It is now back up to 38. Should I wake her for meds or let her sleep?

Let her sleep: Fever is a natural body response to illness that increases the heart rate & movement of white cells & antibodies that fight illness. Sleep is a natural response to the need for the additional work. I NEVER wake a sleeping child for fever meds. If they are awake & it is dose time, I may or may not give it bases on their level of comfort. ...Read more

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Hello. My husband has a high fever since this morning He's complaining about headache and also back pain We just came back from our vacation?

Hello. My husband has a high fever since this morning He's complaining about headache and also back pain We just came back from our vacation?

See below: There are many potential causes for his symptoms. The number one priority would be to rule out an infection. I would recommend visiting an urgent care clinic for further work-up. ...Read more

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My 3 years old baby have fever for 2days. When I give med for fever she got feeling well but after an hours it will come back the fever?

My 3 years old baby have fever for 2days. When I give med for fever she got feeling well but after an hours it will come back the fever?

Fever in children: Hello, you do not say whether your baby has any other symptoms. Most causes of a fever in an otherwise normal and healthy baby would be due to an infection, with the most likely cause being a virus. It is to be expected that early in a viral infection the fever would return as the medicine wears off. Two days is so far ok. Take her to her doctor if lasts more than about 3 or 4 days. ...Read more

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What home treatment can we do for 10 month old baby with a high fever?

What home treatment can we do for 10 month old baby with a high fever?

Ibuprofen cautiously: >100 different infections could be causing the fever so there is no way to answer your question, but... Most of the infections are common colds etc. Give Ibuprofen - dose depends on child's weight. Fever itself is not harmful rather the underlying cause. 2% can have seizures. See md if acting very sick, if breathing hard/funny, crying excessively, dehydrated, excessively sleepy, stiff neck etc. ...Read more

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