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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 = elevated body temperature (can be ...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

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I have reoccuring coughs and fever but mostly coughs.I work in a call center.What can I do to minimize this?

I have reoccuring coughs and fever but mostly coughs.I work in a call center.What can I do to minimize this?

Throat lozenges: You're in a tough position! your livlihood depends upon your voice. Try throat lozenges, drink plenty of liquids like tea with honey. Rest your voice when you're not at work. If you have a lot of nasal discharge, you could try a decongestant or a sinus wash. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Fainting spells occured. Vision goes black can't breath when it occurs fever is also present. Out for a min or so. Breathlessness all the time. Help?

Fainting spells occured. Vision goes black can't breath when it occurs fever is also present. Out for a min or so. Breathlessness all the time. Help?

Syncope: If you are losing consciousness, even transiently, accompanied by fever and shortness of breath you should get to medical care asap. Have somebody else take you. Do not drive. But get to see a doctor immediately. Do not pass go, do not collect anything, go. ...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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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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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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Reoccurring white spots on left tonsil, hurts, with fever?

Reoccurring white spots on left tonsil, hurts, with fever?

Tonsillitus: This tonsillitis could be due to a respiratory tract virus, a strep infection, or be due to infectious mononucleosis. See your physician who will order the appropriate tests and any necessary treatment. In the meantime gargle with warm salt water and use soothing lozenges like cepestat or cepacol. ...Read more

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I get spells of chills and dizziness...maybe once a week often at night. No fever. I can't get warm .it can last a few hours. ?

I get spells of chills and dizziness...maybe once a week often at night. No fever. I can't get warm .it can last a few hours. ?

Honestly...: To be honest with you dizziness is one of the most challenging symptoms there is in medicine. So many conditions present with dizziness that even when we have information about other symptoms it can be difficult to make a final diagnosis. My suggestion is to see a doctor so you can get examined and have tests ordered as needed and required. ...Read more

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Reoccurring vomitting, body aches, loss of appetite, no fever. What's the diagnosis?

Reoccurring vomitting, body aches, loss of appetite, no fever. What's the diagnosis?

Tons more info need: There is no doctor anywhere that could tell you what your diagnosis is form three vague symptoms. You need to sit down with a physician and have him lead you through questions about the symptoms you are experiencing and then have a head to toe physical exam before someone should even venture a guess at a diagnosis. Don't delay - call your doctor tomorrow. ...Read more

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Our son has had reoccuring febrile seizures besides fever controling meds is there anything else we can do to keep temp under control?

Our son has had reoccuring febrile seizures besides fever controling meds is there anything else we can do to keep temp under control?

Hydration.: Kids with fevers 'burn off' fluids faster, so it's important to keep them well hydrated anyway; keeping them hydrated may also help with fever management. ...Read more

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Reoccurring low grade fevers 99.5-100.5 over last 3 months & feeling fatigue. Doctor is investigating... Can I still have my Tonsillectomy in 2 weeks?

Reoccurring low grade fevers 99.5-100.5 over last 3 months & feeling fatigue. Doctor is investigating... Can I still have my Tonsillectomy in 2 weeks?

Depends: It will depend on the outcome of the investigation being done by the doctor. Among other causes, chronic infection of the tonsils may actually be a source of intermittent low grade fever. Continue follow up as recommended. ...Read more

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Please explain how I can prevent a reoccurrence of glandular fever and therefore sharing it to my partner. He has no serology for it & cannot risk it?

Please explain how I can prevent a reoccurrence of glandular fever and therefore sharing it to my partner. He has no serology for it & cannot risk it?

Haven't heard of any: Haven't heard of any way to predict when someone is going to have an EBV reactivation illness before it happens, any way to prevent such reactivation from happening, nor any way to stop the virus with medication. Until more medical research produces an antiviral treatment, EBV is one of those universal characteristics of human life on earth... everyone may catch it, and most people do. ...Read more

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My 6 yr old daughter has been complaining of dizzy spells since yesterday morning. Fever last night and this morning. Now her BPM seems high. Help.

My 6 yr old daughter has been complaining of dizzy spells since yesterday morning.  Fever last night and this morning.  Now her BPM seems high.  Help.

Dizzy Spells: The dizzy spells and elevated pulse are signs of mild dehydration. The fever is evidence of possible infection. Mild dehydration in the presence of infection is not uncommon. Though this may be viral, and thus resolve on it's own, it could also be a bacterial infection possibly requiring antibiotics. I would consult with your doctor about this. In the meantime, be mindful of her hydration status. ...Read more