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What is a low grade fever in children? What temperature count as fever if takes oral?

What is a low grade fever in children? What temperature count as fever if takes oral?

Normal temp: Is 97- (36.1degree C)--99F (3&.2 degree C)
oral temp is 1 degree higher than axilary temp
a temp of 100.4degrees is considered a low grade fever Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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


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What is the differential diagnosis for low grade fever in children since one month (99.3-99.8) with no other symptoms?

What is the differential diagnosis for low grade fever in children since one month (99.3-99.8) with no other symptoms?

Normal child: A temperature below 100.5 is not considered a fever. Any differential diagnosis would be more related to other symptoms than the temperature of 99.8 degrees. Infants can get a temperature that high from over wrapping. Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause low grade fever in children? Specifically: tree pollen, sneezy, snotty runny nose, and a 99.4 temp.

Can seasonal allergies cause low grade fever in children? Specifically: tree pollen, sneezy, snotty runny nose, and a 99.4 temp.

Remember: 99.4 is not a fever. Anything above 100.4 degrees f is considered a fever. Allergies don't normally cause fevers unless there is overlapping viral or bacterial illness, then it would 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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5-year old with a low grade fever between 101 and 102 for 2 days. Cough. Healthy appetite. No complaints in terms of throat, etc. Should we continue to treat with Children's Tylenol (acetaminophen) or see Doctor?

5-year old with a low grade fever between 101 and 102 for 2 days. Cough. Healthy appetite. No complaints in terms of throat, etc. Should we continue to treat with Children's Tylenol (acetaminophen) or see Doctor?

Give another day: Most likely the child has an upper respiratory viral infection, which resolved in 5-7 days with symptomatic treatment only like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin. If fevers persists beyond a week, child should be examined for any secondary bacterial infection which generally needs antibiotics. 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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Low grade fever every day for 3 weeks 97.0 and 99.5?

Low grade fever every day for 3 weeks 97.0 and 99.5?

Fever: Fever is a sign of infection usually. Most viral illnesses will resolve on their own in 2-3 days but ongoing fevers even low grade should not be taken lightly. Go see your physician now to determine the cause Read more

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Low grade fever in afternoon that goes away at night for a week? Normal variable?

Low grade fever in afternoon that goes away at night for a week? Normal variable?

Evening fever: For how long you had the fever, does it correlate with other symptoms? Like general malaise?, pain headache, enlarged lymphnodes, muscle acke,
Are you taken medication like Aleve (naproxen), (naproxen) you need a lab test: CBC, ESR, CMP, and a CXR
Your symptoms may range from a cold to a more severe issue.
Start Aleve (naproxen) two tabs a day, take tbs mid-day, for a week. Come in a week Read more

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What would cause a low-grade fever to occur only at night? It's been happening for weeks.

What would cause a low-grade fever to occur only at night? It's been happening for weeks.

Multiple things: Fever at night can be caused by many things, including chronic infections, rheumatological entities (like lupus), and even malignancy (cancer). It is never normal, and it requires a comprehensive workup. Read more

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Low grade fever on and off ranging from normal up yo 99.8 daily for a week with no other symptoms Should I be worried about something? Anxious lately

Low grade fever on and off ranging from normal up yo 99.8 daily for a week with no other symptoms Should I be worried about something? Anxious lately

99.8 fever: This sounds like a low grade infection. Why the EMG? Recent? If you are fatigued more reason to suspect. Or this could be a normal but extreme variation in temp. Get a blood test, tuberculin test & a general check up. Do not think this should be ignored. Read more

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I'm still running low grade fever after 2 weeks. What's going on?

I'm still running low grade fever after 2 weeks. What's going on?

Infection: Depends on your pmhx. Female/ male.
Urine infection, tonsil/ uri/abscess/ pid/ rarely tb, typhoid, diverticulosis, HIV related infections. Hodgkin's disease. See pmd for basic evaluation. Read more

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I've had weakness for 2 weeks and a low grade fever for 4 weeks. What can I do?

I've had weakness for 2 weeks and a low grade fever for 4 weeks. What can I do?

Seek med eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. Read more

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Low grade fever of 100.5 for 2 days lower back painpain for a week, No appetitie for at least a week?

Low grade fever of 100.5 for 2 days lower back painpain for a week, No appetitie for at least a week?

Back pain: If you have back pain a low grade fever you may have a UTI if it is painful or have pressure to urination. If so you may want to see a physician for a urinalysis Read more

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I've had a low grade fever 99.5-101 for over two weeks now with numbness or tingly on my left side what could it be?

I've had a low grade fever 99.5-101 for over two weeks now with numbness or tingly on my left side what could it be?

Consult your Doctor: Fever lasting over two weeks needs to be checked by your Doctor to find the cause and treat appropriately.Tingling may or may not be related to it. Consult your Doctor as we need detailed History and Physical examination. And may need blood /urine test as well if indicated Read more

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Should a virus and low grade fever last nearly two weeks?

Should a virus and low grade fever last nearly two weeks?

It could: 2 b on the safe side get in 2 c ur pcp 4 eval, 2 ro a serious underlying proces. Read more

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Can you have a low grade fever lasting 2-3 weeks with the flu?

Can you have a low grade fever lasting 2-3 weeks with the flu?

No: Influenza would have resolved entirely within 7 to 10 days, unless you have secondary complications. Do not know what you mean be a low grade fever, and need to know what other symptoms you may be having. See a doctor for this. Read more

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Chronic allergies with chronic low grade fever for 3 weeks is that a possiblty?!

Chronic allergies with chronic low grade fever for 3 weeks is that a possiblty?!

Can you tell us: What your readings are for the chronic low grade fever? To answer your question, yes it is possible to have chronic allergies with low grade fever (100.4 degrees f), because allergies can come from cold virus and allergens that you breathe in. Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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