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Doctor insights on: Recurring Bouts Of Fever

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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


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I started having chest pressure/pain (upper, right) two days ago after recovering from a bout of fever for no apparent reason. The pain is worse when I stand and eventually subsides through out the day. This morning the chest pain woke me up and it was ac

I started having chest pressure/pain (upper, right) two days ago after recovering from a bout of fever for no apparent reason. The pain is worse when I stand and eventually subsides through out the day. This morning the chest pain woke me up and it was ac

Chest pain: Chest pain can be from heart disease , inflamation of the lining of the lungs (pleurisy) caused by infection (pneumonia, etc). Pain may also originate from the joints between the breast-bone and ribs. Indigestion, gall-bladder disease, stomach ulcers and acid reflux into the food pipe may cause chest pain also. Breast pain may be related to hormone changes or fibrocystic breast disease. ...Read more

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I have a 8 month old and shes coughing a lot mainly when she sleeping she doesn't have a fever or anything what might be the reason bout a week now.

I  have a 8 month old and shes coughing a lot mainly when she sleeping she doesn't have  a fever or anything what might be the reason bout a week now.

Nasty Cough: Any child above the age of six months that has had continuous symptoms for more than three days definitely needs to see their pediatrician! under the age of six months even sooner. Bronchiolitis, flu, allergies and even foreign body aspiration could be going on. Make an appointment to see your pediatrician asap! ...Read more

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My daughter has coughed up a teaspoon r so of blood, had bout the same on a nose bleed, chest pain n no fever...what do u think?

My daughter has coughed up a teaspoon r so of blood, had bout the same on a nose bleed, chest pain n no fever...what do u think?

May be related: If she had the nose bleed before she coughed then the blood could have come from the nosebleed. If she has no lung problems, no fever and no other medical conditions then coughing up blood is not common in children and mostly related to bleeding in the nose or throat- if concerned it is always best to be seen by your doctor! ...Read more

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I've had very bad running nose cough but no fever or any other sysptoms went to ER doc said lungs sound good should I b worried bout anything serous?

I've had very bad running nose cough but no fever or any other sysptoms went to ER doc said lungs sound good should I b worried bout anything serous?

Possible allergies: Clear runny nose and cough are very common symptoms of allergies. If there is associated sneezing, itchy nose, itchy/watery eyes, then consider seeing an allergist for confirmation and treatment. Cough is also a common symptom of asthma. Asthma and allergies frequently coexist. ...Read more

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I don't have a fever, rash, swollen lymph nodes, cough or headache. Have a minor sore throat for about 6 days now and a bit of nasal drip. clears up when I drink hot tea. Should I be afraid of HIV or am I just having a bout of anxiety? Not@ risk btw.

HIV less likely: HIV acute infection typically occurs within 4 weeks or so of a risky exposure. Typically lymph nodes and tonsils enlarged, with rash and fever, body aches and fatigue. Everyone sexually active should get tested for HIV annually. The 4th generation rapid ELISA becomes positive within 2 and 3 weeks of infection. You don't sound like you have acute HIV ...Read more

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What could cause reoccurring fevers with no other symptoms?

What could cause reoccurring fevers with no other symptoms?

Periodic fevers: There are conditions where a fever may occur on a regular basis time wise-called periodic fever syndromes.These are complicated and you should discuss these with the pediatrician. ...Read more