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How To Give Yourself Fever
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not entirely: Rmsf is caused by an organism called rickettsia rickettsiae and transmitted to humans by tick bite (several different ticks). It is most common in the southeastern usa and presents with rash on the extremities gradually progressing centrally, accompanied by fever, malaise, headaches, muscle aches. Easily treated with antibiotics when suspected. ...Read more
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