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Brother has been in the hospital since Saturday bad headache, swollen eyes ,vomit high fever could he have migraine doctor done test but all negative?

Brother has been in the hospital since Saturday bad headache, swollen eyes ,vomit high fever could he have migraine doctor done test but all negative?

Meningitis: Migraines do not give you high fever. He needs a lumbar puncture if not done. If this is negative then its viral meningitis....so it doesn't mean theres not diagnosis when you don't find anything. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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My brother has developed fever of unknown origin. What is it exactly?

My brother has developed fever of unknown origin. What is it exactly?

What it says: If the cause of a fever cannot be diagnosed in a few weeks, it is given the designation of fever of unknown origin. It may be due to exotic infections, malignancies, genetic defects, and autoimmune disorders etc. It often takes investigation by a team of specialists. ...Read more

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My brother have 8 months and have fever (38.1C) what i need to do?

My brother have 8 months and have fever (38.1C) what i need to do?

Fever: Veronica I am having a tough time understanding your question. Fever can be indicative of many things but most commonly is associated with some type of infection. Treatment methods vary based on the cause. ...Read more

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What will I do if my brother has a very high fever?

What will I do if my brother has a very high fever?

Not sure as you: did not give enough information. How old is your brother? What conditions does he have or is he normally healthy? How long has he been sick or having high fever? How high? Does he have other associating conditions? It may be best for you to have consultation with one of our network MDs on HealthTap in order to get better help. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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My Brother is 23 year old. He suffer from fever (after every 15-20 days) frequently .He also have headache. Please tell me why this happen.

My Brother is 23 year old. He suffer from fever (after every 15-20 days)  frequently .He also have headache. Please tell me why this happen.

Fever and headache: Has he travelled recently? If no recent international travel then no unusual infection but needs to see doctor to make sure no other symptoms? Recurring sinus ? Ear? Infection. Probably needs CT or MRI of brain ...Read more

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My boyfriends brother has been puking all night, no fever nothing, just puking up a storm. It wasnt something he aint because we all had the same pizz?

My boyfriends brother has been puking all night, no fever nothing, just puking up a storm. It wasnt something he aint because we all had the same pizz?

See a doctor: You don't indicate whether other symptoms are present, whether he is becoming dehydrated and unable to keep any liquids down, and how old he is. He should be seen by a professional and managed appropriately after full evaluation. Hope he is better soon. ...Read more

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My little brother has leukemia cancer is it bad if he has fever?

My little brother has leukemia cancer is it bad if he has fever?

It might be: When a child with leukemia has a fever, it is very important to call the doctor immediately. Children on chemotherapy cannot fight infections well, and they need to be seen by a doctor right away when they spike a fever to make sure they are safe and get the right treatment with antibiotics. ...Read more

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My brother has a problem that he suffers from fever time and time again. It occurs once or twice a month. Nothing was found in blood test.

Periodic Fever: There are conditions called periodic fever syndromes that may cause what you are describing.Ask your doctor if these have been looked for in the teasting. ...Read more

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Brother had stroke, is in coma. Not waking up. Treated for pneumonia and fever. Happened Thursday night. What should I expect or prepare for?

Brother had stroke, is in coma. Not waking up. Treated for pneumonia and fever. Happened Thursday night. What should I expect or prepare for?

Depends: This all depends on how large the stroke was and which parts of the brain were affected. Also, getting pneumonia on top of that likely complicated things. I wish him well, but unfortunately, you are at a "wait and see" point in his care. ...Read more