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Dr. James Dukelow
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High Fever (Definition)

High fever is a symptom in which a person's internal body temperature is quite high, usually above 102 degrees. Influenza (the flu), other infections, or serious inflammation are some conditions that ...Read more


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Ive had a cough for a few days followed by sore throat a fever and pain in ribs when coughing and breathing. What could this be?

Ive had a cough for a few days followed by sore throat a fever and pain in ribs when coughing and breathing. What could this be?

See your doc today: Sounds like you're sick! You need to get seen. You might have strep throat and that needs to be treated with antibiotics to prevent long-term complications. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) only as directed on bottle for now, try some chloraseptic or cepastat lozenges, drink liquids and get seen later today. Good luck! ...Read more

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When my daughter sleeps, her breathing is fast and she has a high fever. Should I take her to the hospital?

When my daughter sleeps, her breathing is fast and she has a high fever. Should I take her to the hospital?

Measure temperature: Determine what the temperature is. If her body feels warm but not the forehead you feel with the back of your hand and measured then it is not fever. Infants breathe faster than adults. If truly a fever and labored breathing then it is best to have her evaluated ...Read more

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Been running high fever and trouble breathing and dry cough and rash on my face. Why is my face broke out and how do I help it? Its not acne

Been running high fever and trouble breathing and dry cough and rash on my face. Why is my face broke out and how do I help it? Its not acne

Time to go in: Time to go see a doctor. You're too young to be this sick with a high fever. Go see a doctor. Also, it is not a good idea to smoke and be on birth control pills - that can lead to fatal blood clots. ...Read more

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What bactirial infection can cause very high fever, vomiting, breathing problems, chest pains, severe muscle & joint pain, diahydration, disoriantation, ?

What bactirial infection can cause very high fever, vomiting, breathing problems, chest pains, severe muscle & joint pain, diahydration, disoriantation, ?

Many: The symptoms you describe are very common to different infections, bacterial and viral.Proper evaluation with lab work is necessary to identify the infectios agent. ...Read more

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Can pancreatis only cause mild back and rib pain with no other symptoms like nausea, fever, etc...

Can pancreatis only cause mild back and rib pain with no other symptoms like nausea, fever, etc...

Pancreatitis : Everyone experiences disease symptoms in their own way. Pancreatitis could therefore just present with back pain, although it would be more usual to have other symptoms like mid abdominal pain, nausea, trouble eating, fever etc. Clinical clues should be looked for --prior episodes and symptoms, alcohol use, meds etc plus physical exam findings and labs. There r other causes for back pain-check MD. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on L follows ribs from back/front. Any Mvmnt, cough, sneeze, breathing causes stabbing pain. Been 3 wks getting worse.No fever, just pain!

Sharp pain on L follows ribs from back/front. Any Mvmnt, cough, sneeze, breathing causes stabbing pain. Been 3 wks getting worse.No fever, just pain!

That's too long: To be in pain. Time to get a check up and see what's going on, and have an abdominal exam done by your doctor. Your history of fibromyalgia and scleroderma may make you more sensitive to the painful stimuli. So it's important to have it checked out. ...Read more

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I have EDS3/chronic back pain, for 3 days I've had worsening upper back and rib pain with a fever and can't raise my arms or bend/walk properly?

I have EDS3/chronic back pain, for 3 days I've had worsening upper back and rib pain with a fever and can't raise my arms or bend/walk properly?

To The ER With You!: Whether or not you have EDS3, your fever and inability to raise your arms is very concerning. Your description otherwise is rather vague (more details needed), so best to go see a doctor for an exam and get this figured out sooner than later. Obviously, you should have someone drive you (to an ER would be best) today. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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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