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Fever (Definition)

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


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I have the flu, how long until I can return to work?

I have the flu, how long until I can return to work?

When fever is gone: You can usually return to work when your fever is gone and you are able to eat and drink and get your strength back. Recovery time may be longer for people with lung disease or diabetes. ...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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I was just wondering when can a person safely return to work with flu, without infecting others?

FLU: According to the cdc: “most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Children may pass the virus for longer than 7 days.”. ...Read more

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When should I return back to work after having swine flu?

When should I return back to work after having swine flu?

See below: When you are fever free and can endure normal work routine without difficulty. ...Read more

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If you have the flu when is it safe to return to work again?

If you have the flu when is it safe to return to work again?

Fever free: Good rule of thumb with infectious diseases is you need to be fever free for 24 hours. Just think of the golden rule - if you would be upset if someone else came to work in your condition, then you shouldn't be there either. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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

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Just wondering what the symptoms might be if you have carbon monoxide poising? If I do have how long should I wait to see a doct I have had a fever headache body aches my chest has been really tight and hurts to cough and breath deep.

Just wondering what the symptoms might be if you have carbon monoxide poising? If I do have how long should I wait to see a doct I have had a fever headache body aches my chest has been really tight and hurts to cough and breath deep.

Viral cold, probably: The symptoms you describe are most probably a viral respiratory infection, even the real flu (influenza). See a physician, to make sure it is not anything more serious. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a "silent killer", usually causing very little symptoms before killing the patient; there may be fatigue and headache, but none of the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to go to the doctor with a persistent dry cough, sore throat, and low grade fever? It's been about a week.

How long should I wait to go to the doctor with a persistent dry cough, sore throat, and low grade fever? It's been about a week.

It depends...: I think this depends on what type of doctor. From your symptoms the odds are very high that this is a viral infection. Research studies show that antibiotics are likely to do more harm than good. However, herbs, homeopathic medicines and acupuncture may help so if your Dr. Offers these it would help to go. I advise trying Umcka, available at health food stores. See
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How long should I wait before seeing a doctor with tonsillitis? No fever or symptoms other than sore throat and red spots on tonsils.

How long should I wait before seeing a doctor with tonsillitis? No fever or symptoms other than sore throat and red spots on tonsils.

Spots on tonsils: Spots on tonsils are called an "exudate." exudates are common in many throat infections and have no specific importance in diagnosis. Persistent fever, trouble swallowing and/or pain determine need to be examined. The more intense or longer these persist, the more one needs to see the doctor. ...Read more

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Deep cough, green phlegm, nasal congestion and sore throat. My body aches but I don't have a fever. How long should I wait to see my pcp?

Deep cough, green phlegm, nasal congestion and sore throat. My body aches but I don't have a fever. How long should I wait to see my pcp?

Sinusitis?: You may be dealing with a sinus infection. If you are not improving, you should notify your pcp. You may need antibiotics. The aching without fever often goes with sinus infection. In the meantime, you can try rinsing your sinuses with sterile water and premix packets of neti pot. Feel better soon! ...Read more

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I get feverish every time I return from a long bus or train journey and the fever usually lasts for a day or two. What does this symptom suggest?

I get feverish every time I return from a long bus or train journey and the fever usually lasts for a day or two. What does this symptom suggest?

Inflammation: Feeling feverish after a long trip does not necessarily indicate an infection but most likely an inflammatory condition or possibly an allergic condition and so I would verify your temperature with a thermometer and look for any other signs of respiratory problems such as cough source of breath wheezing ...Read more