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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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My father had tace for hcc one month ago. He is still getting fever about 100f. No infection found in the tests. How long fever takes to go away?

My father had tace for hcc one month ago. He is still getting fever about 100f. No infection found in the tests. How long fever takes to go away?

Could be tumor relat: Fever from tace is usually gone in 1, 2, 3 weeks. If it is still touching 100 degree or higher, it is likely due to tumor which may be growing. I would suggest looking for tumor progression (check serial liver functions/ progressively worsening?) and repeat his liver imaging studies with ct scan or MRI to determine the cause of his persistent fever. ...Read more

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How long should fevers from teething last?

How long should fevers from teething last?

? Teething Fever?: I'm not convinced kids have teething fever & if they do it would be low grade at most. Since teething can encompass the first 3 yrs & the are due for 5-7 respiratory & 3 diarrheal illness/yr at the same time there is bound to be some overlap. I would be concerned with persistent fever in a kid whose feeding & activity decline & want that kid seen. If playful & happy during the process, just monitor. ...Read more

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How long does fever last w strep?

How long does fever last w strep?

Stre p what?: If you are referring to strep throat, fever is not particularly common and if treated appropriately should resolve rapidly. The question here is how the strep throat was diagnosed and is something different or additional in progress. ...Read more

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How long does fever last with measles?

How long does fever last with measles?

Variable: Since there is no specific treatment for measles, the treatment consists of anti-pyretics, such as acetaminophen, which work to calm down a fever. ...Read more

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How long after fever breaks am I still contagious? (Should I go on car ride with friends if for sure fever free for 12 hours)

How long after fever breaks am I still contagious? (Should I go on car ride with friends if for sure fever free for 12 hours)

Generally, 24 hours: The period of contagiousness is variable depending on what sort of infection you have, but in general it is recommended to stay home from school, work and daycare until you are fever free for 24 hours without acetaminophen or ibuprofen. ...Read more

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I have strep how long does fever last?

I have strep how long does fever last?

It can vary: Fever from a strep throat infection can be variable from a few days to weeks if left untreated. In some instances, fever is absent and one must rely on other clues to make the diagnosis such as a sore throat, swollen glands, or a red blotchy soft palate. ...Read more

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Strep, how long does fever and aches last?

Strep, how long does fever and aches last?

Not usually: In the old days, rheumatic fever was not uncommonly linked to strep infection (fever, jt ache, heart valve damages), but this complication has become extremely rare. If you have fever and aches, then one should consider a viral infection as an alternate explanation unless the presence of strep has been documented by a lab test. ...Read more

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How long does fever last with the flu. I've been sick 5 days now. Temp is never over 100. So how long does fever usually last.?

How long does fever last with the flu. I've been sick 5 days now. Temp is never over 100. So how long does fever usually last.?

2-3 days but varies: A high fever for several days is common, but sometimes may last longer. A low grade temp of 100F would not be unusual. ...Read more

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How long does fever technically last if u have influenza a. My son is 11 and has had fever since mon am. Fever was gone all day then up tonight.

How long does fever technically last if u have influenza a. My son is 11 and has had fever since mon am. Fever was gone all day then up tonight.

Watch it tonight: A return of significant fever (>101-102) after a day or so without may be a sign a secondary infection like pneumonia is setting in. If the fever persists tonight, call the office in the morning and seek direction on what more to do. An evaluation and further study may be in order. ...Read more

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How long does fever associated with acute HIV last?

How long does fever associated with acute HIV last?

Variable: Many people have no symptoms in the acute phase, those who get some, have a flu like illness that may last a few days to a few months. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does fever associated with fifth disease last?

How long does fever associated with fifth disease last?

Few days: Fifth disease caused by parvovirus b19 starts with a low grade fever and runny nose that lasts a few days. After fever stops, then there is a rash usually on the face that looks like. ...Read more

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My fever has come and gone for almost 12 hours. How long does fever last with the flu. I can only take Tylenol! 4k mgs in 24 hrs, right?

My fever has come and gone for almost 12 hours. How long does fever last with the flu. I can only take Tylenol! 4k mgs in 24 hrs, right?

Flu...: With the flu, the fever can last for a few days. The maximum dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) is 3 grams (or 3000mg) in 24 hours. Be careful not to exceed this dose as it can lead to liver damage. If your symptoms worsen, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

10 days: As long the little one isn't getting worse I am not worried about a fevers unless it gets higher, doesn't come down with medication or lethargy, increased irritation or other concerning symptoms develop. ...Read more

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How long tace fever side effect last. It's been 10 days my father is still feverish. Is this normal to have fever such long time after tace for hcc?

How long tace fever side effect last. It's been 10 days my father is still feverish. Is this normal to have fever such long time after tace for hcc?

I some what agree: A fever up to 101 degrees f is expected for a period of 14 days after tace due to the necrosis (death) of the tumor. If there are other symptoms at this time, ie shaking chills, altered level of consciousness or low blood pressure, call your referring doctor or better still both the reffering and interventionalist performing the procedure. Or after two weeks, . ...Read more

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Dx virus in 4f had fever started last thurs went down yesterday now back 101.5. Yellow boogies and cough still help. How long does fevers lastin kid?

Dx virus in 4f had fever started last thurs went down yesterday now back 101.5. Yellow boogies and cough still help. How long does fevers lastin kid?

Fever: Need to rule out pneumonia though. Most likely still viral. Fever in kids could last for 5-7 days with a virus. A lot depends on how the child is eating, acting etx. Monitoring urine output and fluid intake as well. Follow up with doctor soon ...Read more

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Got the flu and on tamiflu (oseltamivir). Fever 2 degrees above norm. How long will fever typically last? I did have my flu shot. Tx

Got the flu and on tamiflu (oseltamivir). Fever 2 degrees above norm. How long will fever typically last? I did have my flu shot. Tx

Shortens duration: A flu shot may not have been the one for the strain of virus you have. Taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) before can ward of the flu, and if taken right away usually it shortens the duration of symptoms. Feel better! ...Read more

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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

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

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How long does fever associated with breast abscess last?

How long does fever associated with breast abscess last?

If treated....: If your abscess is treated appropriately with drainage and antibiotics, the fever should resolve within 48-72 hours. If the fever persists, then contact your surgeon, the abscess may not have been completely drained (can happen with a complex abscess) or you may need a different antibiotic. ...Read more

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How long will fever blister rash take to go away?

How long will fever blister rash take to go away?

Blister or Rash?: What do you mean by rash? If ur talking about cold sores on or around your lip it takes times. Cold sores are most often from herpes virus type 1. If ur able to start an anti-viral medication like Acyclovir or valcyclovir within the first 48 hrs (the sooner u take it the more effective) it can significantly decrease how bad gets. ...Read more

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How long scarlet fever symptoms supposed to last after taking antibiotics?

How long scarlet fever symptoms supposed to last after taking antibiotics?

Scarlet fever: The symptoms should start getting better in 2-3 days. The rash may take a bit longer to go. Don't stop your antibiotics in the middle of the treatment though, even if you are better. ...Read more

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How long does fever last with strep throat?

How long does fever last with strep throat?

1-3 days after: After you start appropriate treatment for appropriately diagnosed strep throat, the fever usually resolves within a couple of days. If it lasts longer than 3 days after taking medicine as prescribed, you should contact the doctor as you may have developed an abcess that needs draining or other complication. It would also be possible the wrong diagnosis was made, and need to make sure on right meds. ...Read more

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2yr10 month old- has had fever for 2.5 days- runny nose-and conjuctivitis- being treated- now cough-- visited CHKD this am- how long will fever last?

2yr10 month old- has had fever for 2.5 days- runny nose-and conjuctivitis- being treated- now cough-- visited CHKD this am- how long will fever last?

Unknown: Usually febrile illnesses in children last days to weeks depending one jay the diagnosis is. The fever lasts typically in terms of a few days. The best thing to do would be to call your pediatrician back and ask them. They have all the info needed to give your the best answer, however nobody can predict the future. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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40lb 5 year old daughter given 250mg (per 5ml), taken 3 x per day for infection in both ears. Appropriate dosage? How long before fever break?

40lb 5 year old daughter given 250mg (per 5ml), taken 3 x per day for infection in both ears. Appropriate dosage? How long before fever break?

??????????????????: Your submissions to the public site need to have basic background information and a clear question. It is also not a chat room, so each submission must stand alone as read. You ask about dosing but do not name the med. Since there are more than 5 that might be used, and each is dosed differently, your question is incomplete. ...Read more

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How long does fever associated with hand foot mouth last?

How long does fever associated with hand foot mouth last?

See Below: The fever does not normally last the whole 7 to 10 days. Most fevers last 2 to 3 days. ...Read more

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My son has walking pneumonia. This is day 3 of new meds. Fever still 100-101. Vomit diarrhea came back. Cough not any better. How long will fever last?

My son has walking pneumonia. This is day 3 of new meds. Fever still 100-101. Vomit diarrhea came back. Cough not any better. How long will fever last?

Walking pneumonia: Walking pneumonia is a loose term. If there is true pneumonia, it will show up on chest x-rays. Many coughs ; colds in preschool children are referred to as walking pneumonia. Most of them are exaggerated forms of "head colds". If fever has lasted for more than 3-5 days, one should get their children reevaluated. ...Read more

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Temp began tues 2ish contr. W/ meds productive cough runny nose wakeful nights. How long should fever last before requiring antibiotics? Chest clear

Temp began tues 2ish contr. W/ meds productive cough runny nose wakeful nights. How long should fever last before requiring antibiotics? Chest clear

VIral most likely: If this illness is an uncomplicated viral illness, then the fever should typically resolve within three days.
If there is a cough that lingers more than 10 days, any pain or other symptoms such as a rash, I would advise a visit with your PCP.
Nasal saline with gentle bulb suction can improve comfort and breathing. ...Read more