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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more


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What are the different reasons for an unexplained fever in a 25 year old?

What are the different reasons for an unexplained fever in a 25 year old?

4 categories.: If the fever (t>100.5) has been present for 3 weeks or more and has defied reasonable attempts to explain, the most likely cause of the fever will eventually be "unexplained." another 20% of patients will eventually be found to have an inflammatory cause, another 20% will be found to have an occult infection and 10% will be found to have a malignancy. ...Read more

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Unexplained fever in 2 year old for 2 days. See doctor or wait another day?

Unexplained fever in 2 year old for 2 days. See doctor or wait another day?

What else?: How is the baby otherwise. Fussy, picking at ears, not eating, complaining of localized pains, coughing, vomiting, diarrhea. If just mild fever, watch them carefully. If your concerns about their welfare increase, have them seen by doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter has had unexplained fever for 4 nights now. She ended antiboitcs for sinus/ear infection over a week ago. not contagious?

My daughter has had unexplained fever for 4 nights now.  She ended antiboitcs for sinus/ear infection over a week ago.  not contagious?

Viral = contagious: Routine ear infections usually don't need antibiotics. Neither do most sinus infections. The viruses that cause most upper respiratory infections are contagious. Consider her contagious especially while having fevers. Take her to her doctor to evaluate for the unexplained fever. ...Read more

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What can I do to take care of and remedy a fever at home?

What can I do to take care of and remedy a fever at home?

The febrile response: Can be controlled with several over the counter antipyretics. Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are most commonly used in kids. Adults may use aspirin. Steroids such as Prednisone are potent antipyretic agents that can be prescribed by a physician. Supportive measures like cool clothes can also provide relief. But be certain the fever is not a sign of something more serious. Consult your dr. W/ concerns. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestion: I have a fever blister, is there a home remedy?

Can you give me suggestion: I have a fever blister, is there a home remedy?

Remedies: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for a cold sore or fever blister?

Is there a home remedy for a cold sore or fever blister?

Options: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...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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My son has a some kind of insect bite is swollen and hot no fever but its swollen some discharge i think he was scratching it any advise home remedy?

My son has a some kind of insect bite is swollen and hot no fever but its swollen some discharge i think he was scratching it any advise home remedy?

Warm compresses: A towel soaked in warm water or soaking the area in warm water (as warm as possible but don't burn him) for 10 minutes at a time four times a day will help draw out the infection, keep already draining abscesses open, and help keep it clean but if its getting worse (increased redness, swelling, pus, or fever) he needs to see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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I got a fever blister, what is the quickest home remedy to make it go away! its such a pain! and can chapped lips cause them?

I got a fever blister, what is the quickest home remedy to make it go away! its such a pain! and can chapped lips cause them?

Cold sores fever bli: Cold sores (also called fever blisters.) groups of fluid-filled blisters that often erupt around the lips and sometimes under the nose or around the chin. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 and are very contagious. The initial infection (primary herpes) may be confused with a cold or flu and can cause painful lesions to erupt throughout the mouth. Once a person is infected wi. ...Read more

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My 2yo has had a cold for 3 days. She has no fever but a plehgmy cough and slight wheeze. Should I be worried or continue home treatment?

My 2yo has had a cold for 3 days. She has no fever but a plehgmy cough and slight wheeze. Should I be worried or continue home treatment?

Better see her doctor: Not sure what kind of home treatment you are referring to, it seems your daughter has an upper respiratory infection, possibly viral, affecting her lower respiratory tract a as well. Most of the time it is a self limited condition, but may progress given the description you just gave, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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What do doctors think is the top OTC or at home treatment for a fever blister "cold sore"?

Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. May half healing time. ...Read more

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Day spent outside. 2 yr old got congested and wheezing. Brought home to give breath. treatment. O2 was 94@11:30pm Now reading 90. With low fever ?

Day spent outside. 2 yr old got congested and wheezing. Brought home to give breath. treatment. O2 was 94@11:30pm Now reading 90. With low fever ?

Mgt: I would recommend giving him another breathing treatment as prescribed. In addition, washing his eyes,nasal passages and hair, will help to reduce his exposure from outdoor allergens such as pollen. If his O2 saturation does not stay above 92 and if he does not seem comfortable, please take him to the local ED. ...Read more

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Unexplained Fever (Definition)

elevated ...Read more