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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

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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Is it Urgent? My son 7 years old developed prograssive itching rash red bumps, for 2 days on whole body. Children's Benadryl not working. Low grade fever. Fatigue. Lack of appetite. No other symptoms. Next step?

Is it Urgent? My son 7 years old developed prograssive itching rash red bumps, for 2 days on whole body. Children's Benadryl not working. Low grade fever. Fatigue. Lack of appetite. No other symptoms. Next step?

Rash: Appropriate treatment is diagnosis dependent. Did your child have all of his inoculations? Fever? Photosensitive? Shape and color of rash? Best to have your Pediatrician examine before trying to self treat. ...Read more

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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

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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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I have a low grade fever but no other symptoms? How long should I wait at home?

I have a low grade fever but no other symptoms? How long should I wait at home?

How much?: Need to know how much fever, and how do you feel. Do you have any risk factors for other illnesses? Fever, in and by itself, is not particularly disturbing and will probably go away spontaneously in time, but if it is still going on in a week, you have other symptoms, your appetite is waning, you are having night sweats, then it might be appropriate to get looked at. Keep in touch. Get better. ...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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I have had a fever for almost 10 days. It is a low grade fever but it's making me feel disoriented. No other symptoms. What to do/advice?

I have had a fever for almost 10 days. It is a low grade fever but it's making me feel disoriented. No other symptoms. What to do/advice?

How high: Its best to know what you consider a fever. In the medical community we really don't consider anything under 100.5 a fever, that being said a low grade fever can be a sign of infection of any inflamatory proccess not associated with an infection. If your disoriented, please see a doctor as soon as you can. ...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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For the last few days I've been getting a temp of anywhere between 99.0-99.6. I'm not sure if this is a low grade fever or not. No other symptoms...?

Normal: This is still within the range of normal temperature. The body temperature normally rises and falls throughout the day. There is no need to worry if you have no other symptoms. ...Read more

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Low grade fever on and off for the past couple of days reasons as to why this is going on thanks! No other symptoms but I do feel more tired lately?

Low grade fever on and off for the past couple of days reasons as to why this is going on thanks! No other symptoms but I do feel more tired lately?

More info needed: Low grade fever and feeling more tired may be a viral process, You should be seen to verify your status and not take chances. Have you been exposed to anyone who is ill?

Interim, try increasing clear fluids, bed rest. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) if you are not allergic; see your doctor ...Read more

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What is causing my low-grade fever and cold symptoms that I've been experiencing for so long?

What is causing my low-grade fever and cold symptoms that I've been experiencing for so long?

Viral infection: You maybe experiencing several viral infections in a row causing prolongation of your symptoms. There are many strains of viruses that can give one cold symptoms. ...Read more

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Some days over past 4 weeks have been having low grade fever 99.0-100.0, no other symptoms, something to worry about? Cancer?????

Some days over past 4 weeks have been having low grade fever 99.0-100.0, no other symptoms, something to worry about? Cancer?????

See doctor: Since it has been present for 4 weeks, it may be worthwhile for you to contact your doctor to get an exam and some blood tests even if you have no symptoms (assuming that your previous temperature were at least a degree lower). It may turn out to be nothing but it is better to be more cautious. If your temp has been high for just 2 weeks, I would have likely asked you to wait another week. ...Read more

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Is low grade fever and swelling in ankle a symptom of ms?

Is low grade fever and swelling in ankle a symptom of ms?

No: Perhaps the fever and ankle swelling represents a local infection, and less likely an inflammatory joint disorder. Ms does not cause such problems. Although steroid usage in ms could result in avascular necrosis of shoulder, knee, or hip, would not usually even cause a fever. ...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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I have been experienced low grade fever for 3 month in nigeria. I was diagnosed malaria. What type of malaria parasite has such symptoms?

I have been experienced low grade fever for 3 month in nigeria. I was diagnosed malaria. What type of malaria parasite has such symptoms?

Malaria: Hard to know without seeing the blood smear slides. The likelihood is that it is not p. Falciparum, but any of the other species can potentially produce this clinical picture. ...Read more

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6-year old daughter, fever hit 104 on day one, then 5 straight days low grade fever, only in afternoon and evening. No other symptoms. Concern?

6-year old daughter, fever hit 104 on day one, then 5 straight days low grade fever, only in afternoon and evening. No other symptoms. Concern?

Give it a few days: Many viruses going around this time of the year can cause suden fever and then recurrent fever about the smae time each day for even up to a week. As lng as she has no other complaints (sore throat, ears, hurts when she pees, etc), then you should be ok to watch and wait for 7-10 days. Longer than that is not usual and would then need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been having intermittent low grade fever with headache sometime for past 10 days. I have no other symptoms. Blood work shows no infectio?

Hello, I have been having intermittent low grade fever with headache sometime for past 10 days. I have no other symptoms. Blood work shows no infectio?

Viral-temp: sounds like a recurring or pwesisitant virus. Get a relaiable thermometer. Check your temp and if it is101 or greater, take 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) tablets, then recheck temp again in 1 hour: if your fever drops 1 degree or more- this is probably a cold virus- just a rule of thumb. ...Read more

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Pls suggest medicines for low grade fever with few symptoms of cold and cough for my 2 yr old child, please note child 's appetite, water intake r normal.?

Pls suggest medicines for low grade fever with few symptoms of cold and cough for my 2 yr old child, please note child 's appetite, water intake r normal.?

Common cold: Benadryl liquid is good for both cough and cold in young children. Adjust dosage according to your child's weight per instruction from drug company. Low grade fever can be just monitored without treatment as some scientists believe fever is a natural mechanism for the body to fight infection. High fever should be treated with Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) to avoid seizure from overheating of the brain! ...Read more

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Symptoms are low grade fever, very sleepy all the time, randomly s.O.B, pain, swelling, and stiffness in left knee (replacement with popliteal cyst)?

Symptoms are low grade fever, very sleepy all the time, randomly s.O.B, pain, swelling, and stiffness in left knee (replacement with popliteal cyst)?

R/O infection: Believe you need to see the surgeon that implanted your knee to rule out a low grade infected total knee. ...Read more

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I'm 49 with a low grade fever and now a non itchy rash. Should I be concerned or just treat symptoms?

I'm 49 with a low grade fever and now a non itchy rash. Should I be concerned or just treat symptoms?

Depends: If the problem has been present for more than 10 days or is getting worse by the day, see your doctor. Be sure that this is not from a new drug introduced within a couple of weeks prior to the onset of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, I am having low grade fever for past five days with no other symptoms. Is it is due to climate change or anything serious.

Hi doctor, I am having low grade fever for past five days with no other symptoms. Is it is due to climate change or anything serious.

Does not sound like: It. Without other symptoms there is no reason to worry. May be viral or nothing. Fever > 101 may be a problem. But so far no issue. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a 3 yr old. Started coughing 2 nights ago not constant sounds kinda phlyemy and no other symptoms. Very low grade fever at night. Contagious?

I have a 3 yr old. Started coughing 2 nights ago not constant sounds kinda phlyemy and no other symptoms. Very low grade fever at night. Contagious?

Possibly: If there is a fever over 101f, she may be contagious. Give lots of fluids, run a cool mist humidifier, and use Acetaminophen for fever or pain. If fever and cough persists for more than a few days, or symptoms are getting worse, she should be seen by her doctor. ...Read more

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I have been running an intermittent low grade fever for the past 3 - 4 months. Maybe 2 - 3 times per week, along with night sweats. No other symptoms.

I have been running an intermittent low grade fever for the past 3 - 4 months. Maybe 2 - 3 times per week, along with night sweats. No other symptoms.

Fever/Unknown Origin: 48 year old lady with Fever of Unknown Origin for 3-4 months. Have you reached menopause yet? Menopause is a cause of fever of unknown origin in a woman your age. Do you have chills? Any weight loss? Sick contacts? Bites? Travel? Sexual history? You should get a full exam to determine possible sources. Some causes are malignancy, abscess, tuberculosis, malaria, drug wdrawl, underlying med problem ...Read more

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Might a prolonged low grade fever of 99.9 be a symptom of uncontrolled high blood pressure?

Might a prolonged low grade fever of 99.9 be a symptom of uncontrolled high blood pressure?

No: Fever is not a sign of high blood pressure. It is usually a sign of infection or inflammation. Certain other diseases may cause fever as well. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Gallbladder symptoms Tuesday non-emergent per doc. Now I have a low grade fever 99.5-99.7, pain and nausea. Is this emergent?

Gallbladder symptoms Tuesday non-emergent per doc. Now I have a low grade fever 99.5-99.7, pain and nausea. Is this emergent?

You decide: Head to the ER if any doubt regarding recurrent or worsening symptoms with sequelae like tenderness, vomiting, fever. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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