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Is Viral Fever Contagious
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
Antivirals: There are antiviral medications available for some forms of infection. Hepatitis b and c, HIV disease, influenza, herpes simplex and several others. For the average common cold there is nothing but symptomatic relief available. Take Acetaminophen (tylenol), decongestants, etc. There are many otc products and your friendly pharmacist will be happy to guide you to the best. ...Read more
Likely sampling: If your kid is running around all day acting relatively normal you are less likely to take his/her temperature and realize it is up. When they are not sleeping well you check their temperature more often, so you are more likely to find it when they are expected to be asleep. The time of fever is incidental to the illness, not because the sun going down changes the pattern. ...Read more
Should we keep warm in viral fever or should we keep cold? Are there any home remedies worth suggesting?
Comfort: When you are ill with a virus, you do what makes you more comfortable. If you are chilled, that is your body's way of saying it wants your core body temperature higher (that helps fight the infection), so pile on the blankets. When fever breaks, you will sweat and feel hot - that's the clue to take the extra blankets and clothes off. Drink lots of fluids, and yes, homemade chicken soup does help! ...Read more
Viral fever got better but I feel tired and my body has been paining since 2 days. Have exams in 2 months. Tips to get better fast?
During viral fever I had bp 130/100 later it was ok 120/80.every time I have slight flu or cold bp rises, its for past 1 year. 5'4'' 62kg 31 y male?
BP: The flu or infection is a stressor and BP can rise. As long as BP is back to normal when we'll should be OK. ...Read more
Low grade diffuse: A fever is usually defined as a temp greater than 100.4 degrees. Saying that it is "viral" means that other causes such as bacteria are less likely. Why? Because a bacterial infection usually has a source, like the bladder, skin, lungs, etc. And follows typical historical qualities and physical findings. Diffuse upper respiratory infection symptoms along with a low grade fever suggests a virus ...Read more
Rest: Get plenty or rest, stay well hydrated, and use Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen to help reduce the fever and body aches. The fever should start to resolve by day 3-4 of illness but can sometimes last a week. If you are getting worse instead of better you should see a doctor to make sure you don't have a secondary bacterial infection contributing to the fever. ...Read more
Best to not lower!: Your body goes to a lot of trouble to create a fever to help fight infection- your white blood cells work better & microbes don't survive at high temperatures. Thus, lowering fever sabotages your immune system & prolongs infections. If you're absolutely miserable you can take acetaminophen but it's better to tough it out! See http://tinyurl. Com/pqw26te consider homeopathy: http://tinyurl. Com/pzombx2 ...Read more
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
I have suffered fro viral fever a week ago...And now my father is suffering from it....Will I again catch the fever?
YOU cannot: Only medical persons can test for streptococcal infection. It requires a simple swab test. It is extremely unwise to leave such an infection go untreated, as it could have life-long cardiac consequences. Viral infections are not treated by antibiotics, while strep (a bacteria) is. ...Read more
My 3 1/2 yr old has viral fever from last 2 days and has developed a barking dog like cough, is it serious?
I was having viral fever a week ago... and now my WBC is lower than 2600. what should I do to increase my WBC?
Live healthy: Interesting, while people classically think of infections causing your WBC to be elevated/high, it's not that uncommon to see low WBCs that are related to infections too. For the short time, just focus on living healthy, meaning eat well, get plenty of rest, and remain active but don't overdo it. You should have some follow up for this in the near future to make sure that your counts improve. ...Read more
How long does the viral fever last in an year old & what's the maximum alarming temperature which needs immediate doctor attention?
I m feeling tiresome these days. I sleep late n wake late. Also in past 3 month I had viral fever then dehydration and cold. Also feel anxiety. Help.
I am patient of rheumatic airtheritus and recently was having viral fever after that I am having accute dry cough. What is the reardon of the same?
My son is 17 yrs and is just recovering from a viral fever, His body temperature is below 98° and his pulse is below 60 for last 2 days. Lofox given?
Question: Did not understand the question. Are u asking us if u shd start Lofox (Lomeflocacin)? If a viral fever was suspected and the patient is better now, and without fever there is no reason to start an antibiotic. If he is still not better he shd be seen again for a re evaluation. Or u can write again and ask us what you are worried about. ...Read more
I had a viral fever few days back and I am recoveri g now. My kidney started aching and though the fever has gone down pain continues. Should I worry?
Kidney pain: I wonder 'how' do you know it's your kidney -is it just in the back area? Have you ever had trouble with your kidney's before? I'm wondering if perhaps the viral infection caused you to be dehydrated, then you might have developed a few small kidney stones in the affected area. Try drinking a lot to flush things through. If it's still a problem, or worsens, get in to see your primary doc for exam. ...Read more
What does #LYMP mean in a cbc? My 8 month babys # lymp and % lymp came back high at 8.1 and 76% respectively after viral fever, other readings normal.
Is this just viral? Fever in 20 month old for 4 days. Will break with meds. Had 2 episodes of vomiting. Should I go to dr?
My son is 13 month old. He suffers from viral fever after every 40 days period with fever 102°to 103°f and recovers within 7days. Is it normal?
Depends probably yes: This age child, if in day care, will experience a high frequency of viral infections. This is to be expected. If the child is thriving and gaining weight, there is probably no worry. Again this is extremely common in this age group. Please check with your pediatrician. ...Read more
Fed some chilled milk2my son b4 sleeping @night. This mornin has high fever. He had viral fever last mday onwards;last few days he was fine tho. Cause?
Virus: He needs to be evaluated. Keep his temperature down in the meantime. ...Read more
What food should I eat when I am having a viral fever? I am 22 years old and 85kg. I did intake a lot of fluids and rest but I am still very fatique.
Normal diet: With a cold (viral upper respiratory infection), sinusitis, ear infection, strep throat, or other similar minor infection, one's diet need not change. However, it's wise to avoid big meals, greasy meals, and anything else that would worsen nausea or that would cause vomiting or stomach upset. Sick people can handle small bland snacks better than whole meals. ...Read more
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