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Is 37.8 fever in a adult?

Is 37.8 fever in a adult?

No 38.5C: No a fever in a adult is 38.5C But it goes higher you could use acetaminophen (tylenol) to help relieve a fever at 38.5C ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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


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What is a fever for an adult?

What is a fever for an adult?

Varies: By definition, a fever is a body temperature that is higher than normal for that person. Average body temp is 98.6 f, but even that changes for any one person during the day. Average temperature ranges between 97.0 and 99.9 f, so we consider anything over 100.0 to be fever. ...Read more

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Fever with no other systems in adult?

Fever with no other systems in adult?

Warrants an eval...: I would confer with a doctor. Before you go think about how long this has been going on, the pattern of the fevers, and have a detailed medical, family, social, travel, and work history available.

There is a long list of things that can cause fever alone, including infectious, cancer, and rheumatic diseases. Since these are serious things, I would see someone asap. ...Read more

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Is 100.2 considered a fever for an adult?

Is 100.2 considered a fever for an adult?

More or less, yes: Normal body temperature is 98.6. That said, many people will normally run as low as 96.7 in the morning, and can reach 98 or 99 by mid-afternoon. For most of us, though, a body temp above about 99, 5 is probably a low grade temp, which can be caused by a mild infectious or chronic inflammatory process. A "fever, " per se, is probably best defined as a core body themperature greater than 101.5'. ...Read more

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What is an afternoon fever in adults a sign of?

What is an afternoon fever in adults a sign of?

Fever: This depends upon the degree of fever and associated symptoms. If you are having body temperatures in excess of 100F each afternoon you should be seen and evaluated, preferably by an infectious diseases expert. There are several in Peoria. ...Read more

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Do colds have fever of 100.1 or 100.2 in adults?

Do colds have fever of 100.1 or 100.2 in adults?

Yes: It's not unusual to run a low grade fever with a cold. Acetominophen or ibuprofen can help with fever and aches. Make certain you drink plenty of fluids, too. Thanks for trusting healthTap! ...Read more

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Can an adult have a fever of 106.0what's the results?

Can an adult have a fever of 106.0what's the results?

Yes: If this happens you need immediate medical attention. The first thing we consider is an infection. The infection needs to be founf and treated immediately. The high fever needs to be controlled and the temperature dropped. There can be non infection reasons for high fevers. This is found in certain medical diseases. If that is the case you need an intense medical evaluation and therapy. ...Read more

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What should I do I'm an adult with a fever first day?

What should I do I'm an adult with a fever first day?

Antipyretics: Aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen are all antipyretics (fever reducers). Children under 18 shouldn't take aspirin, due to the risk of reye's syndrome. Tylenol (acetaminophen) shouldn't be used by people with liver disease, and Ibuprofen avoided by those with certain cardiac and renal diseases. This list is partial, if you're not sure, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is an adult rectal temperature of 99.2 in afternoon a fever?

Is an adult rectal temperature of 99.2 in afternoon a fever?

Probably not...: Depends on a number of factors, including your metabolism, activity at the time the "elevated" temperature was recorded, and personal baseline body temperature when optimally "healthy.". ...Read more

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What could be a cause of fever greater than 102f in adults?

What could be a cause of fever greater than 102f in adults?

100's of things: Literally many hundreds of things both infectious and non-infectious can cause a fever over 102f in adults. You need to submit all other symptoms and signs associated with the fever to narrow it down. ...Read more

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Is a temp of 99.5 in the afternoon considered a fever in adults?

Is a temp of 99.5 in the afternoon considered a fever in adults?

Fever Temperature: While any elevation in temperature above average is technically a fever, a fever is often not considered medically significant until at least 100.4 degrees. ...Read more

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What is the best & quickest way to treat an adult fever? I randomly woke up to one. 102!

What is the best & quickest way to treat an adult fever? I randomly woke up to one. 102!

Nothing, ASA or APAP: Bear in mind that fever helps fight off bacterial or viral infections. High temperatures interfere with DNA replication. The fastest way to get rid of a viral infection is to not treat the fever, and drink lots of water to flush viruses out of the body and preserve hydration. Fever is not harmful to the human body until you hit 107--which marathoners can do if they don't cool down after the run. ...Read more

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What temp is considered a fever in an adult. And how dangerous is it to have one for several days?

98.6, but...: Normal oral temperature for and adult/child is 98.6 f. 36.8 c. It depends where you take the reading: oral is usually one degree f lower than vaginal or anal readings. You are considered to have a fever if above 100f, but I think if you have a fever close to 102-3 for 2 days or more, it is wise to see a physician. If a child has 101 f for a couple of days, keep hydrated (as with adults) & call md. ...Read more

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What would cause a fever in an adult during the day but not at night every day now for at least a week?

What would cause a fever in an adult during the day but not at night every day now for at least a week?

Appt. Timing?: Sounds unusual. Please be sure you are checking / taking your temperature when feel feverish, not just going subjectively ; write it down. See your dr for thorough history, exam, and indicated testing. ...Read more

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Why would an adult only run a fever at night?

Why would an adult only run a fever at night?

Many reasons: There are whole text book chapters on night fever. Too many possibilities to discuss here. You want to discuss with your doc if hospital admission with blood cultures during fever attacks are useful.

Remember parasitic infections also. ...Read more

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Can adults have psychedelic experiences while with fever?

Sort of: You can definitely hallucinate things if you're very sick with a high fever. This is not a good sign. You should get evaluated by a doctor to make sure you're not getting septic. ...Read more

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Why would a healthy adult have a fever for 7 days with no other symptoms?

Why would a healthy adult have a fever for 7 days with no other symptoms?

Fever: Fever of unexplained origin is always abnormal. You should see your doctor for further evaluation, even if just to give you the "all clear.". ...Read more