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How high a fever before I get to stay home from school?

How high a fever before I get to stay home from school?

What other symptoms?: If you have a minimal temp elevation (less than 100.5), are not coughing, sneezing, having vomiting or diarrhea, or otherwise putting out secretions which carry the virus it is reasonably safe for you to go to school with small risk of infecting other students, but avoid touching people, kissing, or other intimate activities. Use common sense both for you and your classmates. ...Read more

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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My 9 year old grandson ran a high fever for a few days last week with no other symptoms other than no appetite. Tylenol reduces the fever and it went away after a couple of days. He came home from school yesterday with 101 fever that quickly went away.

My 9 year old grandson ran a high fever for a few days last week with no other symptoms other than no appetite.  Tylenol reduces the fever and it went away after a couple of days.  He came home from school yesterday with 101 fever that quickly went away.

Time to see doc: For fevers over 100-101 that last more than 4 or 5 days, i strongly recommend seeing his doc. Usually, the fevers with uncomplicated viral illnesses like colds go away within 3-4 days, so the fact that he had high fevers last week and now this week is more concerning. ...Read more

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How do I get a fever?I need a few days off my parents won't let me stay home otherwise please tell me i'm stressed from school i need a day off school

How do I get a fever?I need a few days off my parents won't let me stay home otherwise please tell me i'm stressed from school i need a day off school

Stressed: Obviously you're feeling stressed in some way, but you're considering avoidant or inauthentic ways ways of handling it. If feeling stressed, talk with a counselor at school or other therapist so you can develop healthier ways to manage yourself. Giving yourself a fever is not the answer. ...Read more

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Threw up for half the night. Couldn't get to sleep. Felt extremely weak this morning. Don't know about fever. Should I go to school tommorow?

Threw up for half the night. Couldn't get to sleep. Felt extremely weak this morning. Don't know about fever. Should I go to school tommorow?

Fluids and rest: If you are still having the symptoms of nausea and fever, you should not attend school tomorrow. I recommend a visit to your local Family Doctor or Pediatrician to determine the cause of your symptoms. Also stay well hydrated with water or an electrolyte drink. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a cold sore/fever blister before school?

What do I do to get rid of a cold sore/fever blister before school?

Herpes Simplex: See your doctor for a prescription med. Herpes simplex 1 or hsv 1also known as oral herpes. It is different from genital herpes which is hsv 2 . . Medication can decrease the pain related to an outbreak and can shorten healing time. They can also decrease the total number of outbreaks. Drugs including famvir, zovirax, and Valtrex (valacyclovir) are among the drugs used to treat the symptoms of herpes. ...Read more

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