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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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High Fever (Definition)

High fever is a symptom in which a person's internal body temperature is quite high, usually above 102 degrees. Influenza (the flu), other infections, or serious inflammation are some conditions that ...Read more


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How to get ridoff high fever?

How to get ridoff high fever?

Well: First you need to find the cause of the fever. This is what needs to be treated. See a doctor to help you ...Read more

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How to get high fever down quickly?

How to get high fever down quickly?

Depends: Depending upon the fever height and its cause, use of anti-pyretics like Aspirin and acetaminophen, combined with tepid towel baths, or immersion in luke-warm water will help. If this is due to heat exhaustion or stroke, this patient should be seen immediately by professionals, and even with ice-baths it may be difficult to control the fever. ...Read more

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How do you get a high fever overnight?

How do you get a high fever overnight?

Infection: Fever is a sign of infection. You should see a doctor if you have a fever, especially if you don't know where the infection is coming from. ...Read more

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Can a baby get high fever while teething?

Can a baby get high fever while teething?

Call Pediatrician: While the dental textbooks say teething does not cause fever, I and most parents would disagree. High fever is another thing and it should be checked out with a pediatrician, at least with a phone call to discuss possible other symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get high fever after shots for a 7 month old?

Is it normal to get high fever after shots for a 7 month old?

No: A "high fever" is not normal after any of the usual vaccinations for any child, so a parent should consider contacting the doctor for advice. ...Read more

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How do you get a high fever overnight? I'm just curious because I see a lot of questions like this on the internet.

How do you get a high fever overnight? I'm just curious because I see a lot of questions like this on the internet.

NSAIDs or tylenol (acetaminophen): Acetaminophen and non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen are great for this. They may even be used in combination. There is really no need to treat a fever unless it is giving you discomfort. ...Read more

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How to get a high fever overnight? (Idk, cause I see a lot people eat toothpaste to get one, but I think it's too dangerous) (yes, it's GET, not TREAT)

How to get a high fever overnight? (Idk, cause I see a lot people eat toothpaste to get one, but I think it's too dangerous) (yes, it's GET, not TREAT)

Eating toothpaste: Eating toothpaste may give you an upset stomach and cause you to throw up, but will not cause a high fever. Anything you intentionally do to give you a high fever is "to dangerous". Don't try it! ...Read more

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Why can you sometimes get a dangerously high fever when you're ill? Doesn't your body know it shouldn't make a fever that high that it might kill you?

Why can you sometimes get a dangerously high fever when you're ill? Doesn't your body know it shouldn't make a fever that high that it might kill you?

Rare problem: Fever is part of normal immune response, improving the ability to fight certain infections. Even high fever isn't necessarily bad, and it is extremely rare for high fever from infection to be fatal. (Unlike fever from heat stroke.) Still, the immune system sometimes overreacts and contributes to severe problem, indluding death (e.g. from sepsis). We are not biologically and evolutionarily perfect. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to get rid of a very high fever?

What is the quickest way to get rid of a very high fever?

Evaporative methods: More importantly, determine cause-
1. Adverse drug event: stop the medication; reverse if possible (e.g. Dantroline)
2. Drug-drug interaction: stop the medications if possible; supportive mgmt.
3. Infection: source control, appropriate antibiotics.
4. Environment: remove pt from source.;supportive mgmt. ...Read more

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I am 20 years old, have had strep 4 times in the last year & each time I'm out for a week with a high fever should I get them out?

I am 20 years old, have had strep 4 times in the last year & each time I'm out for a week with a high fever should I get them out?

Go see ENT: Was Strep proven by rapid test or culture each time? Or was diagnosis made empirically (just by exam w/o testing)? If former, get referral to ENT to discuss options. ...Read more

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When I get High fevers 103 and up I get a bad headache and difficulty with walking and balance. Can anything help that? Is that normal for high fever?

When I get High fevers 103 and up I get a bad headache and difficulty with walking and balance. Can anything help that? Is that normal for high fever?

More information: Why are you having such high fevers? Is it a cold? Have you seen a physician? High fever and headaches could indicate meningitis, an inflammation of the layers of the brain, which could become deadly. ...Read more

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Had occasional bouts of hives most of life + see health profile. I have a tendency 2 get sick (w/ mid to very high fever) a lot, like 6-10 times/year. What could cause this? What can I do?

Had occasional bouts of hives most of life + see health profile. I have a tendency 2 get sick (w/ mid to very high fever) a lot, like 6-10 times/year. What could cause this? What can I do?

C an allergist/immun: Better be evaluated by an allergist/immunologist, he / she would take a detailed history, examine u, and might order some relevant tests to reach a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it bad to be throwing up bile and running a high fever? The puke is a green color and not sure how high the fever is but she is really hot to touch and looks a little pale and can't get up unless she threws up everywhere can't eat or drink anything

Is it bad to be throwing up bile and running a high fever? The puke is a green color and not sure how high the fever is but she is really hot to touch and looks a little pale and can't get up unless she threws up everywhere can't eat or drink anything

Hello,: Hello, yes, these are worrisome symptoms. Don't know if the person is a child or an adult. With combination of green emesis, inability to eat or drink, possible high fever, and inability to get up - recommend that the person is treated at the emergency room. Take care. ...Read more

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My 5yr old son has extremely dry skin on his feet, its starting to really peel. He got a real high fever from strep throat, and that brought on a rash, that lead to the dry skin. Wanting to know what I can get to help his dry feet

My 5yr old son has extremely dry skin on his feet, its starting to really peel. He got a real high fever from strep throat, and that brought on a rash, that lead to the dry skin. Wanting to know what I can get to help his dry feet

Often: Often times when a person has strep throat they develop a rash. This rash is caused by a toxin that's released by the strep bacteria. It sounds like that rash has subsided and has left behind the characteristic dry peeling skin. Don't worry this is the normal course for this type of rash and the peeling and dryness should subside completely after about 10 days or so. In the mean time keep his skin clean and moisturized. Try thick emollient creams, they usually come in a jar, or plain vaseline. Be patient; in time he will be completely back to normal. ...Read more

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Can you still get the flu even if u had flu shot? Hole house is sick and kids had it and not as sick and no high fever like me and hubby 102

Can you still get the flu even if u had flu shot? Hole house is sick and kids had it and not as sick and no high fever like me and hubby 102

Depends on strain: At any given time there are possibly as many as 6-7 strains of flu circulating in different parts of the world. The flu vaccine that is developed every year relies on international surveillance to select the 3-4 most common strains to be included in the vaccine. Air travel can bring any strain to your local ; if exposed to a non- vaccine strain, u may get it. Ofc test can confirm it. ...Read more

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Every year I go get the flu shot. However I always get high fever for 2 days afterwards and it interferes with work. Is it still worth it to get?

Every year I go get the flu shot. However I always get high fever for 2 days afterwards and it interferes with work. Is it still worth it to get?

Yes: Try taking Tylenol and/or Ibuprofen about four hours prior shot then on regular basis for 24-48hrs after. This may help prevent or reduce your post vaccination fever. ...Read more

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I am havin high fever for last 5-6 days. Also have indigestion problems and I am not able to get the taste of any food except some fruits..

I am havin high fever for last 5-6 days. Also have indigestion problems and I am not able to get the taste of any food except some fruits..

Fever alter taste: If u have high fever for 5-6 days, u need to see ur doc asap. High fever is something over 101 degrees I am presuming. Do u have any headache, sinus headache, sore throat or any other symptoms including any chills? But best 2 see ur doc asap. ...Read more

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Can you get a 48 hour flu or cold? I had a high fever, cough, chills, and gross mucus for 2 days but earlier today my fever broken and I've been feeling good all day. This is unusually fast. Is it going to relapse? Or can short bugs exist?

Can you get a 48 hour flu or cold? I had a high fever, cough, chills, and gross mucus for 2 days but earlier today my fever broken and I've been feeling good all day. This is unusually fast. Is it going to relapse? Or can short bugs exist?

URI, Anxiety: I commend you for your desire for good Health.
Feel good about your Immune system.
You can maintain this recovery by having rest, drinking lot of water, taking Vitamin C and Anti-oxidants.
You have Acne, Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication, and Therapy for stress in your life.
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga and Meditation ...Read more

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Er said had kidney infection and if I get high fever I need to go back. What is considered a high fever? Any other reasons id need to go back?

Er said had kidney infection and if I get high fever I need to go back. What is considered a high fever? Any other reasons id need to go back?

Kidney infection: Fever of10.4, while not high should cause you to go back to the er. If you get lower back flank pain should also be a sign for a return visit. ...Read more

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My son diagnosed with influenza, had high fever for 3days, just when his fever started to get better, his legs started to hurt and couldn't walk. Why?

My son diagnosed with influenza, had high fever for 3days, just when his fever started to get better, his legs started to hurt and couldn't walk. Why?

Muscle pain: Influenza, particularly Influenza B, is well known for eventually leading to calf pain that may produce this problem. On close study, there is evidence the virus invades and irritates the muscle cells. Normal return to function as the body heals is the most common outcome. ...Read more

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18wks pregnant w/slight fever t1 diabetic what's safest trtment for baby and keep blood sugar down? Husband sick wed. W/high fever so could get worse

18wks pregnant w/slight fever t1 diabetic what's safest trtment for baby and keep blood sugar down? Husband sick wed. W/high fever so could get worse

Infection ; diabetic: Diabetes may get out of control in the presence of infection. Strongly suggest that you be seen by a physician and carefully managed throughout the course of this illness, so that severe problems, should they arise, are promptly managed. Best wishes for getting better quickly and having a great baby. ...Read more

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