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How To Get A Really High Fever
Earlier i sent a question how to get a fever fast when i meant to say how to get rid of a fever fast. Sorry!?
I had a fever yesterday and I want to know how to get it back. How do you give your self a fever in a quick amount of time?
Meds/cool bath: Tempered baths- not cold baths, tylenol, (acetaminophen) fluids and rest are usually required for fever. High fevers for adults are more signif than those for children unless the children are showing signs/symptoms. Follow-up with your primary care md as soon as you are able. ...Read more
Fever: Fever in and of itself is not bad it is how the body fights disease. However we feel bad when we have a fever. To reduce a fever tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin work well, you couldd alternate them every 3 hours. This means tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6 hours and Motrin the same but taken 3 hours apart. ...Read more
WHAT???: Hi. What a strange question. What are you thinking? What's WRONG with 72? And what would be better? Please clarify and then re-ask your question. ...Read more
Cut time in 1/2: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Can take up to a week. Can cut time in 1/2. ...Read more
No: But you also don't give us a temperature. Hard to answer accurately. ...Read more
Not bad: Low blood pressure is better than high blood pressure. If it is causing you to be symptomatic, you may need more salt in your diet and/ or more protein. If you have no problems, then no worries. If you need help see your doctor. You can also see acupuncturist.Chinese medicine practitioner as i helps balance your body without meds. ...Read more
Options: Your doctor. Can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also provide laser tx. ...Read more
If you have a low...: "set point", you can still produce a rise from this. ...Read more
It runs it's course.: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more
Take tylenol (acetaminophen): Unless you have a specific infection than tylenol (acetaminophen) plus a cool bath should lower your fever fast. If that does not work than you need to see your primary dr. To do blood work. We need to find out if your fever is caused by an allergic reaction or an infection so that it can be treated properly. It may be a serious infection. Don't ever ignore signs of infection because it rarely resolves on its own. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have a very bad cold and it's very hard tp breath. Anyone know how to cure this cold as quick as possible?
No: A cold is a viral infection and if your immune system is normal, you will get better in 10 to 14 days. There is no magic bullet. Zicam (zinc), fluids, vitamin C and time. Hang in there and you will be better in 1 to 2 weeks. If symptoms persist for 3 or more weeks, see your physician. ...Read more
No: NO. Ebola is an "equal opportunity" infection. Your immune system may make it harder to fight off the virus but you are NOT more"LIKELY" t get it. The fact is at present your chances of getting hit by an automobile is greater than you being infected by EBOLA! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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