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Doctor insights on: How Long Should I Wait To Return To Work After A Fever

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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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I think I have Vm. FeVER Is DOWn, CAn i RETURn To WORk? SYPTOMS BEGAn TUESDAY

I think I have Vm. FeVER Is DOWn,  CAn i RETURn To WORk? SYPTOMS BEGAn  TUESDAY

What is VM?: If you had an uncomplicated viral infection and have had no fever and no residual weakness,you should be ready to return to work and full normal activities. ...Read more

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The body is capable of fighting infectious diseases on its own.How long before low grade fever and blood work to return to normal with no medication?

The body is capable of fighting infectious diseases on its own.How long before low grade fever and blood work to return to normal with no medication?

Viral/bacterial: The answer in general is yes. If it's a common viral infection you need to rest and fluids. Depends on your immune system how your body reacts. There are some virus infections that need antiviral. Viral scan cues fever more often than bacterial. Last few days. Bacterial infections usually need antibiotics, some do not cause fever, but you have other symptoms. It's always advisable to consult pmd, . ...Read more

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How long should I wait while having a fever, before seeing a doctor about it?

How long should I wait while having a fever, before seeing a doctor about it?

24-48 hours: Fevers can be caused by a multitude of things. Most commonly viruses, bacteria or fungal infections. This is a normal response to your body fighting infection, however, if you have a fever for more than a few days, you should be evaluated by a physician to see if you need antibiotics, radiology or lab testing, etc. ...Read more

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I have a low grade fever but no other symptoms? How long should I wait at home?

I have a low grade fever but no other symptoms? How long should I wait at home?

How much?: Need to know how much fever, and how do you feel. Do you have any risk factors for other illnesses? Fever, in and by itself, is not particularly disturbing and will probably go away spontaneously in time, but if it is still going on in a week, you have other symptoms, your appetite is waning, you are having night sweats, then it might be appropriate to get looked at. Keep in touch. Get better. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to kiss my bf after getting glandular fever?

How long should I wait to kiss my bf after getting glandular fever?

No real answer: Once one has had ebv-associated mono, the virus will be intermittently found in the saliva. Most people have been infected by the virus by the age of 18. ...Read more

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I have a cough for a week, low grade fever, and nausea for four days. I have asthma. How long should I wait to be seen? What could be causing this?

I have a cough for a week, low grade  fever, and nausea for four days. I have asthma. How long should I wait to be seen?  What could be causing this?

Cough and asthma: I think it would be a good idea to see your local primary care doctor. You may need an antibiotic if you are coughing up color. He or she can listen to your lungs as well. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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If I have a slight fever and vomit how long should I wait to go back to school? I have had lots of stomach problems

If I have a slight fever and vomit how long should I wait to go back to school? I have had lots of stomach problems

Hello. : Hello. This is the time of year when a lot of viral infections are passed. I recommend that you hold off going to school until the fever breaks and you stop vomiting (so as to not transmit infections). However, you noted that you have had lots of stomach problems, if there is a chronic underlying problem, recommend that you be medically evaluated for this. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take 2 yo to dr with low grade fever:cough? Mild cold for few days first then low grade fever x 3 days. No trouble breathing

How long should I wait to take 2 yo to dr with low grade fever:cough? Mild cold for few days first then low grade fever x 3 days. No trouble breathing

It depends: Your child should see a doctor if he has a fever over 101 for more than a couple of days, or if he is acting particularly sick, even when the fever is down. If you are worried, if your child is acting quite different than usual, it's better to get him checked by the doctor. If you get the fever down and your child is playful, eats or drinks, you may worry less. ...Read more

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Water stools for 2 1/2 weeks now. No fever not really hungry. How long should I wait before I go to the doctor?

Water stools for 2 1/2 weeks now.  No fever not really hungry.  How long should I wait before I go to the doctor?

Need tests: The typical viral gastroenteritis usually doesn't last much longer than a week. You should have stool tests done to check for several bacteria and parasites that can cause diarrhea. If you have been on antibiotics just prior to the onset of diarrhea you should also be tested for C. difficile infection. If desired this can be arranged thru an online consultation here at Health Tap. ...Read more