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How To Give Yourself Fever
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
You need help: Immediately. Do not put it off. Seek medical attention now. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fever: Please call your pediatrician and get advice about the best/easiest med for your baby. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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