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How Long Should I Wait To Return To Work After A Fever
Should someone return to work or school after the stomach flu with a low fever? How long is someone contagious after showing symptoms?
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
I got the flu on thurs... Started tamiflu (oseltamivir) on friday. Am I still contagious> can I return to work on monday?
Probably: Depends whether your still symptomatic.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Varies: 2-3 days is not uncommon; however, 5-7 days in the case of a severe infection. ...Read more
I have influenza and still running fever it has been five days and I am suppose to go back to work tuesday will it be okay?
I was diagnosed with pneumonia and strep on Monday, I'm still feeling the same, but the fever isn't constant now. When am I able to go back to work?
If a child age 5 has a low grade fever on monday and on wednesday she gets a shower, how long do you need to wait before she goes out after said shower?
No waiting: It is a myth that sick/feverish people shouldn't bathe. There are no reasons to limit bathing/showers during or after fever. In fact, many people like a warm bath or shower to ease their discomfort and the humidity relieves congestion. Once your child is dried off and dressed, he/she can go outdoors. ...Read more
Other name: infectious mononucleosis/ mono, caused by epstein-barr virus. Human are only reservoir. Transmission: from saliva by close contact/ kissing; from blood transfusion.
Recovery by 2-4 wks. Fatigue, malaise may wax and wane for wks to months. U can shed virus more than 6 mo. Then intermittently. Go back to work when better, start slowly, avoid contact sports/pe until full recovery. ...Read more
How long is a fever contagious? I had 102 last night and now I have 99. I work with children...Is taking a rest day a good idea
Yes: Most viral illnesses are likely spreading live virus in the saliva and respiratory secretions for up to 24 hours after the fever stops. Good hand washing and wearing a mask can contain most of the spread, but a 24 hour period fever free is considered the best way to stop spread. If the issue were something like strep throat, treatment would need to be underway for 24 hrs before it was contained. ...Read more
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