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Does damp air give you fever?

Does damp air give you fever?

No: There are many causes for fever such as bacterial infection, viral infection, problems with the normal functioning of your body and the effects of some drugs.
Damp air by itself won't cause fever, but being exposed to bad weather can stress your body. This might lower your resistance to a virus or bug that you might otherwise fight off. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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


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Wat can u give ur 4mnth old for fever?

Wat can u give ur 4mnth old for fever?

First, find out the: Cause of fever. Then, tylenol (acetaminophen) with a dose 10-15 mg/kg can help. ...Read more

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What can I give my 6week old baby for pain and fever?

What can I give my 6week old baby for pain and fever?

A trip to the doc: Any kid at that age with a documented fever of 100.4 f or more should be evaluated by a doctor within hours. Only after evaluation should any attempts at management be considered. ...Read more

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Why we cannot give antipyratic i/v drugs during high grad fever?

Why we cannot give antipyratic i/v drugs during high grad fever?

Why iv?: If someone has high grade fever (103 or above), why wouldn't oral or rectal medication work? IV medication is an option but can be an expensive and sometimes difficult to access unless someone is in a hospital. ...Read more

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10 month baby has 101.1 fever. Should I give 1ml of fepanil-250 or 1ml of babygesic drops?

10 month baby has 101.1 fever. Should I give 1ml of fepanil-250 or 1ml of babygesic drops?

Weight?: How much does your baby weigh? Do the directions not give you the dose? Ask again. These are both the same compound, paracetamol (acetaminophen). Tell us her weight, or follow the directions on the container. Give one or the other, not both. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Fever: Fever is part of the body's response to an insult, often from infection. I am unaware of any healthy way to "get it back", and would not advise any attempt. ...Read more

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My 9 yeear old son has had a fevedr since yesterday 101 and 100.4, we have been giving him medicine to reduce the fever and it has not helped.?

My 9 yeear old son has had a fevedr since yesterday 101 and 100.4, we have been giving him medicine to reduce the fever and it has not helped.?

Fever is ok: Fevers are ok and are not dangerous to children. Its ok to treat the discomfort (chills, aches, etc) from a fever with tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin but you do not need to treat the fever itself. Fever is actually one of body's mechanisms for fighting off the infection. ...Read more

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My 2 years son have fever for one week without any other symptoms at all, his tepm reach 40.3 and its come down directly after give him fever medicin?

My 2 years son have fever for one week without any other symptoms at all, his tepm reach 40.3 and its come down directly after give him fever medicin?

Doctor Visit: It is not normal for a child to have a temperature over 38 for more than 2-3 days. A child with persisting fever should be evaluated to find a source for the fever. Possible causes would include an ear infection, sinus disease, streptococcus in the throat or a bladder infection. A doctor visit can often determine the source of the problem. ...Read more

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Will a heat wave give me a fever?

Will a heat wave give me a fever?

Hyperthermia: A heat wave can cause hyperthermia, an increase in core body temperature. This is sometimes called heat stroke and is a potentially life-threatening emergency and must be treated immediately by reducing your core body temp.
A fever is a physiologic response to infection that originates inside the brain's "thermostat." a fever is a natural response and often requires no treatment at all. ...Read more

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Would a pinched nerve give you a fever?

Would a pinched nerve give you a fever?

Fever: It would be very unlikely for a simple nerve compression to produce fever. Something else may be going on. ...Read more

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What can I give a 6 week old for fever 99.6?

What can I give a 6 week old for fever 99.6?

Just monitor: It would be prudent to continue monitoring the child without givng a med that could mask a problem. For the first 8 wks we worry about babies that might have picked up a germ at delivery that finally invaded the blood & could cause blood poisoning or meningitis.Any rectal temp >100.4 deserves an immediate trip to the er. If just warmly wrapped, lay out & see if temp comes down on its own-then no pbm. ...Read more

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6 week old slight fever what can I give her?

6 week old slight fever what can I give her?

See a doctor: If you are checking temperature in a 6 wk old it should be done rectally for it to be accurate. Introduce digital thermometer in the anus so that all of "silver part" is barely inside. If temp is more than 100.4 at his age, you should immediately contact your pediatrician or go to er. It may be a serious infection. ...Read more

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What medication should I give my baby for fever?

What medication should I give my baby for fever?

Depends: If under 2 months, give nothing and call your doctor asap. Over 2 months can get tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) over 6 months can get advil/motrin or the tylenol (acetaminophen). But regardless of age, if febrile and that child isn't acting well, then you need to contact your doctor asap. ...Read more

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How do I give my child a rectal suppository for fever?

How do I give my child a rectal suppository for fever?

Rectally: Soothe them, tell them what you are going to do, and very gently place the suppository on the anus and exert slight persistent pressure and it should slip in. ...Read more

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At what temp should I give fever reducer to my toddler?

Infant fever: Fever 100.4 degree of f, rectal, and higher is considered to be significant. You can give him tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, as written on the bottle instruction. Your child needs to be seen by pediatrician. ...Read more

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Should you always give a child medicine to lower a mild fever?

Should you always give a child medicine to lower a mild fever?

No: In children, a fever (temperature above 100.4 f or 38 c) is usually an indication of an illness. Many doctors believe that fever is one of the ways the body fights off the infection. Fever activates the immune system and makes it harder for the infection to survive. My advice generally is to treat the child, not the fever. If he feels bad, treat. If not, don't. See a doctor if the fever persists. ...Read more

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If my child is running a fever, should I wake her up to give her medication?

If my child is running a fever, should I wake her up to give her medication?

No: Sleep is a healing /supportive process as is fever to some extent. If a kid is grumpy with fever & awake, I feel it is fine to use meds. If the kid is fine but hot, treatment is unnecessary. You should never wake a kid just for fever meds. ...Read more

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Can I give my 2 year old a fever reducer and a coks medicine at the same time?

Can I give my 2 year old a fever reducer and a coks medicine at the same time?

Clarify: What is coks medicine. If you mean cold medicines, cold medicines are not recommended for children as they do not work and children can be overdosed on cold medicines. Use a coll mist vaporizer and keep them hydrated with fluids. You can use a saline nose spray to loosen congestion. ...Read more

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Will insect repellant keep me from ricks that can give me rocky mountain fever?

Will insect repellant keep me from ricks that can give me rocky mountain fever?

Yes: Insect repellents containing deet (such as off!) do repel ticks. How well a repellent works depends on the amount of deet on the person's clothing or skin, and on how complete the coverage is (whether or not the person missed some spots). Too much deet can be toxic to babies and small children. Clothing that has Permethrin impregnated into the fabric may also help prevent tick bites. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has been having a fever for 1 1/2 weeks, what is best to give him?

Time for visit: Rather than a symptomatic treatment for fever, a visit to define a possible treatable primary or secondary infection would be reasonable. ...Read more

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What can I give my 3 year old son who has a fever and it won't go down with medicine?

What can I give my 3 year old son who has a fever and it won't go down with medicine?

Treat for comfort...: Fever is the body's response 2 infection or inflammation. It is unnecessary to bring your child's temperature down. Lukewarm water baths may helpful. Use acetominophen or Ibuprofen 2 help relieve aches + pains connected w illness. Call your doctor right away if your child has fever w severe headache, is irritable, has a rash, has burning when urinating, blood in stool, or vomiting, is dehydrated. ...Read more

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My son is 9 years old and has a fever and he haven't eaten nothing, can I give him milk?

My son is 9 years old and has a fever and he haven't eaten nothing, can I give him milk?

Liquids: If his fever is under 102, it is best to give him frequent amounts of water to keep him from becoming dehydrated. You can alternate with an electrolyte sloution such as gatorade or powerade.
If the fever persists or increases, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I give my baby anything before he gets his 4 months shots? He got a fever when he got his 2 month shots.

Can I give my baby anything before he gets his 4 months shots? He got a fever when he got his 2 month shots.

Acetaminophen: There are some that suggest nothing be given until the actual shots are given but I see no reason to wait. The problem with acetaminophen is its short duration of any effect, at most 4 hours.Ibuprofen is not used until after 6 mo of age due to concerns over potential kidney issues. ...Read more

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My 1 year old has had a fever for about 3days now. He's been cranky, no appetite, since he not eatin what can I give him?

My 1 year old has had a fever for about 3days now. He's been cranky, no appetite, since he not eatin what can I give him?

Go to the Doctor: A child with a fever is an emergency at the age of your son. Three days of fever make this even more of an emergency. Please get him to the doctor today. ...Read more

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6mth old had shots yesterday, today she has a 100.4 degree fever what can I give her to help bring it down? Anything else I need to watch for?

6mth old had shots yesterday, today she has a 100.4 degree fever what can I give her to help bring it down? Anything else I need to watch for?

Fever with shots: Fever is an expected side effect from vaccines. The usual recommendation is to treat a fever of 102 or higher. If she is fussy and not eating well, or the injection site seems like it is bothering her, some acetaminophen may help. These symptoms usually last only a day or two, any longer then get her rechecked by her Doctor. ...Read more

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Why we give antibiotocs in viral fever?

Why we give antibiotocs in viral fever?

Should not: Antibiotics are over-prescribed. They are totally ineffective against viral infections and have significant negative side-effects. They are given by some doctors because patients insist upon receiving one, because they are unsure what the diagnosis is, or because they may not understand the negative aspects of this behavior. This is happening less and less. ...Read more