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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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?

Not a: significant issue in FDA studies for the drugs approval! ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
235 doctors shared insights

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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Low grade fever (Tip)

Always document how high the fever is and when you administered any medications for reference. ...See more

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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Take the appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen
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Try cool compresses, as they may be soothing
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See your doctor if your fever is higher than 102 degrees fahrenheit for more than 2 days
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See your doctor if your fever is higher than 104 degrees fahrenheit
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How to treat low grade fever fast?

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 (acetaminophen) 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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Low grade fever (Tip)

Always treat a fever in a child with a history of seizures. Not necessrily others unless uncomfortable. ...See more

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Managing Hay Fever (Checklist)

Avoid heavy pollen areas
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Use air conditioners during pollen season
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If necessary, use a non-sedating antihistamine
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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?

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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Low grade fever (Tip)

Alternate tylenol (acetaminophen) with advil every 4 hours and push fluids, gatorade/pedialyte. ...See more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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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?

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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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fried foods
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Read all food labels
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Avoid foods with visible fat
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Do not eat the skin when eating poultry
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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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Managing Low Testosterone (Checklist)

Have your testosterone checked each morning
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Discuss the risks and benefits of testosterone replacements with your doctor
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Take a testosterone replacement as instructed
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My 2 yr old son has had low grade fever 100.8 to 102.7 for 5 days . Cough started tonight complains of head hurting and tounge. Not sleeping refluids ?

My 2 yr old son has had low grade fever 100.8 to 102.7 for 5 days . Cough started tonight complains of head hurting and tounge. Not sleeping refluids ?

Possible teething: Without examining you child it is impossible to diagnose his exact problem. Some things you may want to consider are the status of his baby teeth coming in. If his front teeth are in he may have difficulty with his molars. If his teeth are in are there brown stains or discoloration on his front teeth that does not brush away. Visit a pediatric dentist to determine the exact nature of his problems. ...Read more

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Treating Low Potassium (Checklist)

Consume magnesium rich foods, or ask your doctor about taking magnesium supplements
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Consume potassium rich foods, or ask your doctor about taking a potassium supplement
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Limit alcohol intake to no more than 1 ounce per day
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Can adrenal issues cause low grade fevers?

Generally not: Adrenal gland "issues" are not common. If you have low grade fevers they are usually due to infection or inflammation. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Frequent low-grade fever?

Frequent low-grade fever?

Questions : How high is the fever when measured with a thermometer? For how long has this been going on? Age? Other symptoms? Have you seen a doctor for this? Not enough info in your question to answer it. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

Speak with a clinical nutritionist
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Is 100.5 a low grade fever ?

Is 100.5 a low grade fever ?

Yes: Technically speaking, temperatures in the 100's are low-grade fevers. The next question is, "Is there any reason to worry about a low grade fever in a particular person?" The answer depends on the whole story, not just his or her temperature. ...Read more

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Low grade fever for 4 weeks, what to do?

Low grade fever for 4 weeks, what to do?

Undiagnosed viral dz: see you doctor; need work up for unknown viral infection or inflammatory process; must rule out connective tissue dz or illness. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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Have your medications adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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I have had a low grade fever for two days?

I have had a low grade fever for two days?

How can we help?: Please resubmit and be sure to include a specific & clear question. ...Read more

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Can you have a low grade fever with a cold?

Can you have a low grade fever with a cold?

Yes you can: The common cold (mild viral upper respiratory infection) is usually caused by the rhino or adeno virus. Common cold symptoms generally include cough, nasal congestion, runny nose, headache, and mild fever. However, a more acute onset and severe sxs including body aches and high fever is likely due to the flu (influenza virus). More persistent or severe sxs can be sign of a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Carb Diet (Checklist)

Read labels. Fiber, while a carb, is not digested
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Eat your vegetables!
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Try some of the many low-carb recipes online
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Substitute a low-carb, high-fiber tortilla wrap for sandwiches
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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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