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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Moderate Fever (Overview)

Moderate fever is a symptom in which a person's internal body temperature is medium high, about 100.5-102 degrees. Many medical conditions and infections can cause moderate fevers.


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Drinking causing a moderate fever?

Drinking causing a moderate fever?

YOU MAY FEEL FLUSHED: And warm, but it does not normally a fever causing habit. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
10 doctors shared insights

Moderate Fever (Overview)

Moderate fever is a symptom in which a person's internal body temperature is medium high, about 100.5-102 degrees. Many medical conditions and infections can cause moderate fevers.


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What is a moderate fever?

What is a moderate fever?

Depends: Moderate is one of those words which may have different interpretations for different people. Much will depend upon your age, your baseline temperatures, etc. But in general, 102.5 seems moderate and anything above that high. ...Read more

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Moderate fever (Tip)

Fever is body's natural way to kill off what is making you sick. It is actually a good thing. ...See more

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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Don't panic! Most fevers is uncomfortable, but harmless.
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Take the appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen
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Try cool compresses -- they may be soothing
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See your doctor if your fever is higher than 102 for more than 2 days
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Is it ok to work out with a moderate cough even if the symphtoms are still present after 7 days of treatment (no fever)?

Is it ok to work out with a moderate cough even if the symphtoms are still present after 7 days of treatment (no fever)?

If it doesn't bother: You. Go for it! coughs can last for way more than 7-10 days. Sometimes they can last up to a month or more depending on what the cause was. If you are not short of breath, and not bothered by coughing while exercising...No harm done.. ...Read more

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What would you do to get rid of a fever?

What would you do to get rid of a fever?

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. Less than a minute ago. ...Read more

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Moderate fever (Tip)

A fever can stunt the growth and reproduction of bacteria and viruses. ...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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What is a moderate fever?

Depends: Moderate is one of those words which may have different interpretations for different people. Much will depend upon your age, your baseline temperatures, etc. But in general, 102.5 seems moderate and anything above that high. ...Read more

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What is a low-moderate fever?

What is a low-moderate fever?

Fever: Fever is generally elevated body temperature greater than 100.5 f. Low to moderate would be 100.6-103.0f. ...Read more

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What is moderate fever of 39 degree?

What is moderate fever of 39 degree?

Cool down: Start by cooling him down, put him in a tepid bath for about 20 minutes and offer him cool drinks or popsicles, give either Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen while you call your childs doctor to give him or her the entire history. ...Read more

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Smoking causing a moderate fever?

Smoking causing a moderate fever?

No: Not unless you are putting the thermometer and cigarette in the mouth at the same time. ...Read more

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Drinking causing a moderate fever?

YOU MAY FEEL FLUSHED: And warm, but it does not normally a fever causing habit. ...Read more

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Why am I running a moderate fever for days?

Why am I running a moderate fever for days?

Need more info: How old are u, what is your underlying medical condition, what other symptoms do u have, what is "moderate fever", and how many days has this been going on? Cannot begin to even speculate without this. If it keeps up, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What's the best soup for a person with a moderate fever and cough?

What's the best soup for a person with a moderate fever and cough?

What ever you like: Besides the soup that may be comforting, try to treat the fever with either Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen and if you have cold symptoms you may want to try an over the counter med. Check with the pharmacist if you are taking any other medications. ...Read more

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What's the best soup for a person with a moderate fever sniffles and cough?

What's the best soup for a person with a moderate fever sniffles and cough?

Possibilities...: This could be bronchitis of either viral or bacterial origin. See your doctor because if it is due to bacteria, you may need antibiotics. If it is due to virus, it will run its course over a few days to week. ...Read more

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My child of 5 years old. Has moderate fever of 39 degrees. What should I do?

My child of 5 years old. Has moderate fever of 39 degrees. What should I do?

Cool down: Start by cooling him down, put him in a tepid bath for about 20 minutes and offer him cool drinks or popsicles, give either Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen while you call your childs doctor to give him or her the entire history. ...Read more

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What should my pulse be with a moderate fever?

What should my pulse be with a moderate fever?

Calculate: It is considered that in a normal individual the pulse will increase 7% over baseline for each degree of temperature increase above 100 f. ...Read more

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Why is trying to lower a moderate fever counterproductive to the body's attempt to fight off an infection?

Why is trying to lower a moderate fever counterproductive to the body's attempt to fight off an infection?

Fever: The body's response to inflammation/infection is to raise the temperature, which helps to fight some organisms. Lowering it without a good reason would remove that potential benefit. There are very few reasons why it is essential to reduce fever. ...Read more

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Can you have meningitis with only a mild to moderate fever? I have every other classic symptom and there's a wnv epidemic in my town.

Can you have meningitis with only a mild to moderate fever? I have every other classic symptom and  there's a wnv epidemic in my town.

Definitely!: Meningitis can be caused by bacteria, viruses or other agents that can cause inflammation of the layer surrounding your central nervous system called the meninges. Bacterial meningitis is what we typically think of when one experiences a high fever. Other causes such as some viruses, can result in low grade fevers. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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