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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

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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How much degree is considered to be a low grade fever?

How much degree is considered to be a low grade fever?

Poor Expression: I hear this expression very often. In peediatrics, any temperature under 100.5f is considered normal. Over is considered elevated. The "low grade" expression refers to elevations over 98.6f of a degree or 2. These are not really "fevers". ...Read more

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What is considered to be a low grade fever (degrees celcius)in adults and in children?

What is considered to be a low grade fever (degrees celcius)in adults and in children?

Low grade fever: The normal body temperature is 37 degrees centigrade. Anything above 37. 5 degrees centigrade is consider a low grade temperature. ...Read more

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Low grade fever contagious?

Low grade fever contagious?

Fever: That depends upon the cause of the fever. Infections, although commonly producing fevers, are not the only cause of fevers, and many of the infections producing fevers are not communicable to others. ...Read more

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What's considerd a low grade fever? And what's considerd a high fever in adults?

What's considerd a low grade fever? And what's considerd a high fever in adults?

A temp of: 104 or greater would warrant medical attention. Temp >107.6 °F (42 °C) creates serious risk for brain damage. What constitutes low fever is adult is debatable. Check this med line plus article: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003090.htm ...Read more

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Does anxiety or fear causes low grade fever?

Does anxiety or fear causes low grade fever?

No: Not noticeably, the "fight-or-flight" Adrenalin rush does not usually noticeably change temperature. ...Read more

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What can cause stools to be white and a low grade fever?

What can cause stools to be white and a low grade fever?

Medical evaluation: Hello. Prompt medical evaluation is warranted for extremely light stool. There are a number of possible causes such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Any significant change in bowel habitus warrants assessment. ...Read more

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Could there be a link between hip pain and low grade fever?

Could there be a link between hip pain and low grade fever?

Perhaps: An infection in the hip, especially a prosthetic hip, could initially present with fever and pain. ...Read more

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14 month old son very sleepy low grade fever barely eating?

14 month old son very sleepy low grade fever barely eating?

Get seen urgently: I recommend this child be seen urgently in a pediatric ER setting. I don't like the description of the mental status. Even if this were a low-grade viral infection of upper respiratory tract, ear, or G.I. the baby should still be irritable, cranky, and feeding. Pack an overnight bag and get to the ER would be my recommendation. ...Read more

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Is it normal in early pregnancy to experience a low grade fever?

Is it normal in early pregnancy to experience a low grade fever?

Fever and pregnancy: It is never "normal" to have an elevated temperature, and certainly not in pregnancy. Low grade is defined as 100 degrees or a little less, and may be due to a urinary tract infection, so it is best to investigate: see your healthcare provider to be certain, and do not delay. ...Read more

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Can anemia cause low grade fever everyday. Specially on exertion.?

Can anemia cause low grade fever everyday. Specially on exertion.?

No, but...: Anemia does not cause fever, but many diseases cause both anemia and fever. This warrants investigation by a physician. ...Read more

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What can cause a 6month old soft spot to bulge with low grade fever?

What can cause a 6month old soft spot to bulge with low grade fever?

Depends on situation: If it bulges when baby is upright, it can mean excess pressure has built up in the head & is a reason to go in & have baby checked. Normally hydrated infants can bulge laying down and or during fussy periods. ...Read more

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Child has pnemonia still low grade fever while antibiotics is that ok?

Child has pnemonia still low grade fever while antibiotics is that ok?

Depends: Continued fever with pneumonia while already on oral antibiotics can be of concern. It may be indicative of a pleural effusion (fluid in the lining of the lung). It can also just mean you need to give the antibiotics more time to work. I suggest discussing this with your doctor and getting a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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I have very cold/stinging toes and a low grade fever... Any suggestions?

I have very cold/stinging toes and a low grade fever... Any suggestions?

Medical Evaluation: This does not sound good. Could be an infection. Could be a blocked artery or vein in the lower extremity. Get to a doctor for evaluation immediately! ...Read more

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Copd or emphizma cause low grade fever? I've heard when carbon builds up in body?

Copd or emphizma cause low grade fever? I've heard when carbon builds up in body?

No: If you have fever with COPD or emphysema you might have an infection such as bronchitis or pneumonia developing. If yu really do have a fever you should see your dr to be sure. Carbon dioxide building up in body with these lung coditions is often a sign of progrressive lung infection in presentation with fever. ...Read more

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M58, I don't have low grade fever does this means that I am free of multiple myeloma? Thanks

M58, I don't have low grade fever does this means that I am free of multiple myeloma? Thanks

No, not like that: Having no low grade fever means your temperature is fine. That has nothing to do with your multiple myeloma status. Multiple myeloma status has to be checked through blood work evaluation, and some other testing including bone marrow biopsy. Fever can be caused by different condition -i.e. Infection, inflammation etc. ...Read more

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Why do I get a low grade fever and headache every day gradual onset starting at around 4:30pm?

Why do I get a low grade fever and headache every day gradual onset starting at around 4:30pm?

Fatigue: Symptoms may be due to fatigue after a whole days work. See your doctor for a workup. ...Read more

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My son his Head on friday. Concussion diagnoses. Low grade fever off and on but today it is 103?

My son his Head on friday. Concussion diagnoses. Low grade fever off and on but today it is 103?

Take him to ER: 5 yr kid temp of 103 needs professional evaluation (need examination by a physician) take to ER if you are unable to reach his pediatrician, may or may not be related to his head injury. ...Read more

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Surgery four days ago. Now freezing really bad headache and body hurts. At most a low grade fever.

Call your surgeon: Surgeon always like to know your condition, and what is causing 'head ache and low grade fever ' 4 days after surgery (what ever surgery you may have it done). Please call and talk to your surgeon, . ...Read more

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I've had a low grade fever (99.5 and below) for a couple days. At what point do I need to see a doctor?

I've had a low grade fever (99.5 and below) for a couple days. At what point do I need to see a doctor?

Fever: A body temperature of 99.5 is not fever. Your temperature will vary with the time of day, exercise, emotional status, the time of your menstrual cycle. It is often lowest in the early morning and highest in the late afternoon or evening. If it exceeds 100.4 (38C) and you have other symptoms you may want to see a doctor. You are in a great city. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause a very low grade fever? 99.0 at night? Is this something to be concerned about?

Can seasonal allergies cause a very low grade fever? 99.0 at night? Is this something to be concerned about?

Body temperature: Everyone's baseline temperature varies. 98.6 f is the average temperature for most people. 99.0 f is normal for some people. There is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Iv been having a near constant low grade fever for the past week. What could cause this? Should I see a doctor?

Iv been having a near constant low grade fever for the past week. What could cause this? Should I see a doctor?

Fever: You don't say what your temp actually is and whether you have any other symptoms. If your temp is greater than 100.4 and persists, the answer is "Yes", see a doctor. Get better soon. ...Read more

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I have been having low grade fever before and during my past 2 periods. I'm 20 years old. Should I be worried?

I have been having low grade fever before and during my past 2 periods. I'm 20 years old. Should I be worried?

Unlikely: I am not sure there is anything to worry about as you are young and healthy. Now if you had something serious the fever would not stop after the period. Then restart at the next period. If you are having fevers all the time then see your doctor. Note it depends what you call a fever. If you are having temps over 99.5 frequently then you might see someone. If you just feel warm that's not it. ...Read more

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I have had a low grade fever ranging from 99.5-100.7 for 3 1/2 weeks, random headaches, pain in the back and neck?

I have had a low grade fever ranging from 99.5-100.7 for 3 1/2 weeks, random headaches, pain in the back and neck?

Low grade: Viral infection with relapsing sounds probable; however, I recommend an exam and blood testing to see how your body fights off infection. Definitely get examined. ...Read more

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My three year old has a cough and low grade fever just common cold or do I need to make an appointment with her dr? -

My three year old has a cough and low grade fever just common cold or do I need to make an appointment with her dr? -

You decide: A general rule for this is based on the kids behavior. If they are taking feeds/fluids well;playing for periods during the day and sleeping well at night you can probably monitor it at home. If her feeds are off, she doesn't play and otherwise bothers you it is time for a visit. ...Read more

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I have been had low grade fever for 3 month in nigeria. I am diagnosed malaria. What malaria parasite causes such symptom?

Malaria: Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a type of unicellular microorganism) of the genus plasmodium. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever and headache, which in severe cases can progress to coma or death. ...Read more

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What could cause an intermittent low grade fever (99.2-101 mostly) for a month? Going to pediatrician this week about this.

What could cause an intermittent low grade fever (99.2-101 mostly) for a month? Going to pediatrician this week about this.

Multiple causes: Fever for 1 month without a clear cause fall under the umbrella term Fever of Unknown Origin. The evaluation requires in depth history and thorough physical. Other required tests and procedures will be at the discretion of your pediatrician. An accurate account of your child's history to include travel, exposures, other symptoms and any treatment before / since fever will be invaluable to your MD. ...Read more

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My kids 3 & 5 are both coughing & running low grade fever. What's the best medicine to help mostly with cough this without dr visit?

Antitussives: Codeine is the gold standard, but only by prescription. Use a preparation marked dm for dextromethorphan. In children, the recommended dose of dextromethorphan is 1 mg/kg/day divided into four doses, with a maximum daily dose of 30 mg for children aged 2 to 5 years. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of generally feeling ill? Like feeling like I'm running a low grade fever, but the thermometer reads normal.

What could be the cause of generally feeling ill? Like feeling like I'm running a low grade fever, but the thermometer reads normal.

Feeling ill temp ok: You need to see your doctor as it can have many causes, from omething benign like a viral infection, anemia or some thing serious or not so serious. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Low Grade Fever (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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