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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Low Grade Fever (Overview)

Low grade fever is a symptom in which a person's internal body temperature is mildly high, about 99-100.5 degrees. Many medical conditions and mild colds/flus can cause low grade fevers.


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Can modafinil cause low grade fever?

Can modafinil cause low grade fever?

Yes: Certainly if you're allergic ("Have a reaction to it"). These reactions vary from hives/itching to total body collapse to skin blistering. Any immune reaction can trigger fever. These are rare. Also, it's a stimulant, it is likely to make you more prone to fever on a hot day or with other infection. Overall incidence of fever on it (including coincedence) is 1%. ...Read more

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Low Grade Fever (Overview)

Low grade fever is a symptom in which a person's internal body temperature is mildly high, about 99-100.5 degrees. Many medical conditions and mild colds/flus can cause low grade fevers.


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Tb blood tested negative but TB skin testd positive, what is that mean? Continuous low grade fever, swollenlumpnodes, sore thrt, HIV PCR RNA negative.

Tb blood tested negative but TB skin testd positive, what is that mean? Continuous low grade fever, swollenlumpnodes, sore thrt, HIV PCR RNA negative.

Contradictory Tb tst: Quantiferon-TB(the blood test) and the PPD(skin test) are not recommended together. The quantiferon test has more sensitivity/specificity(measures for how good medical tests are) but the gold standard is culturing the bacteria from either tissue or sputum which should be attempted if their is clinical suspicion for TB infection. ...Read more

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How to treat low grade fever fast?

Why?: Why treat a low grade fever? It may be helpful, it should not affect you adversely other than being aware of it, and simply recording the levels of fever and the times it occurs may help your doctor if it persists and you need a diagnosis. If you are really bothered by it you can take Aspirin or tylenol every 4-6 hours to suppress it. ...Read more

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I had a neg Lyme test, was treated for a month with abx., had herx at that time. Now a yr later low grade fever and joint pain. Could this be Lyme?

I had a neg Lyme test, was treated for a month with abx., had herx at that time. Now a yr later low grade fever and joint pain. Could this be Lyme?

Could be others: Depending on your exposure to ticks in your neck of the woods, you should have also been tested for other tick-borne illnesses since they travel in packs (Anaplasma, Babesia, Human granulocytic/monocytic Erlichiosis, others). If not tested, you could have one of these other infections, including Lyme, or else it my be entirely different diagnosis. It's best to get it evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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If a child age 5 has a low grade fever on monday and on wednesday she gets a shower, how long do you need to wait before she goes out after said shower?

No waiting: It is a myth that sick/feverish people shouldn't bathe. There are no reasons to limit bathing/showers during or after fever. In fact, many people like a warm bath or shower to ease their discomfort and the humidity relieves congestion. Once your child is dried off and dressed, he/she can go outdoors. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice? I have been running a low grade fever for 10 days now. I am anyone know how to cure this fever once and for all naturally?

Febrile illness: see your provider; don't just self treat after 5-7 days. too long and too risky; long differriental of potential problems ...Read more

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My son aged 15 years has elevated ESR and also flat foot. Recently his both legs swollen and gets low grade fever URIC acid on border. Thing to worry?

My son aged 15 years has elevated ESR and also flat foot. Recently his both legs swollen and gets low grade fever URIC acid on border. Thing to worry?

Yes: Your son should be closely followed by the Pediatrician or family doctor who will conduct further evaluation and refer him to a specialist if need be. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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