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How Long Does Fever Associated With Overheated Last
How long will fever last for a toddler 17 months old from overheating? Rectal 102.5 FYI.
1025 FYI. He is eating drinking and acting normal
3-5 days: Viral infections last typically about 3-5 days of fever. I am not sure why you think it is from overheating. Bacterial infections may be likely if ear pain, severe cough, sore throat or smelly urine. Fevers > than 5 days or fevers > than 104 degrees should be evaluation without delay. ...Read more
Why do I sometimes wake up during the night drenched in sweat? I only use light blankets and i know it's not just overheating and it isn't a fever.
Night sweats: Although these may be to hormonal changes during adolescence it would be helpful to know when you are taking your temperature. Since sweating is one of the body's ways of lowering temps, you should be taking your temp before the onset of the sweating to see if you have a fever. This is a common occurrence in TB and in some lymphomas. See a doctor. ...Read more
Took my 7wk old baby to the park & it was a 30 deg day with slightly cool breeze.Was in her pram covered.Worried about overheating.Seems ok no fever?
Healthy activity: A walk in the park is a wonderful way to get some exercise. On a very hot day, try to keep to shady areas and under the sunshade of your pram/buggy/stroller and wearing lightweight clothing. If the weather is making you uncomfortable, use that as a cue to find a cooler place or time to walk (early morning or evening) ...Read more
The bruising is on my back, hands, and feet a little bit. And i don't have a fever as far a i know but i've been having night sweats & overheating?
See a doctor: This combination of symptoms and signs is disturbing and in my opinion deserves a detailed evaluation with history, physical exam and probably some testing. Please go soon, and hope you are better quickly. ...Read more
Good Morning, I recently moved to Surabaya, Indonesia from Seattle, WA and I have gotten seriously ill within the last month. Extreme fever daily, Joint pain, hard to walk, and extreme nerve like pain all day but worse while laying down. Yesterday, I had
Tropical disease?: Complex issue that needs medical attention asap. Could be a tropical infectious disease from a variety of bacteria or parasites. Or die thug as simple as a food borne illness. If the local medical care is inadequate, you'll have to go to either a larger city, or back to the US. There's probably some expats there that could help find a good medical facility. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Set point difference: Fever is due to an increase in the temperature regulatory set-point. This can be from many things, usually infection, but can be medications, cancer, (the list is large). Hyperthermia occurs when the body produces or absorbs more heat than it can dissipate. The set point is the same, the body just can't get the temperature down to the set point. Again many causes, heat stroke most common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections vs heat: Fever is almost aways a sign of an infectious process, most commonly viral--it is a natural defense mechanism to increase chemical process/reaction to help ward off the infection. Hyperthermia is often a result of body generating too much heat (exercising/working too hard)and its failure to evaporate the heat quickly, often because of excessive ambient temperature. I hope this explains it. :-). ...Read more
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