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Dr. Ayman Jabr
23 doctors shared insights

Recurring Fever (Overview)

Recurring fever is a symptom in which a person's fever comes and goes, usually with a pattern, such as twice a day, once a day, once every two days, once a month, etc.


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What could cause recurring fevers?

What could cause recurring fevers?

Many causes: Infections like malaria and relapsing fever, tumors, auto immune diseases are among a long list of causes. ...Read more

Dr. Ayman Jabr
23 doctors shared insights

Recurring Fever (Overview)

Recurring fever is a symptom in which a person's fever comes and goes, usually with a pattern, such as twice a day, once a day, once every two days, once a month, etc.


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What does a recurring fever, every couple of days, for over a week, mean in a child?

What does a recurring fever, every couple of days, for over a week, mean in a child?

Need more info: What other symptoms does the child have, how old is the child, how high the fever, is it really fever, etc.? If this keeps up, have your family doctor or pediatrician see the child. ...Read more

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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Don't panic! Most fevers is uncomfortable, but harmless.
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Take the appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen
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Try cool compresses -- they may be soothing
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See your doctor if your fever is higher than 102 for more than 2 days
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What are the causes of recurring fever?

What are the causes of recurring fever?

Many: Tick borne relapsing fever and louse borne relapsing fever are caused by spirochetes, a type of bacteria. There are many other causes of recurring fevers due to infectious and non-infectious diseases. Anyone having unexplained recurring fevers should see their doctor. ...Read more

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What would you do to get rid of a fever?

What would you do to get rid of a fever?

Why?: Why treat a low grade fever? It may be helpful, it should not affect you adversely other than being aware of it, and simply recording the levels of fever and the times it occurs may help your doctor if it persists and you need a diagnosis. If you are really bothered by it you can take Aspirin or tylenol every 4-6 hours to suppress it. Less than a minute ago. ...Read more

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Managing Hay Fever (Checklist)

Avoid heavy pollen areas
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Use air conditioners during pollen season
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If necessary, use a non-sedating antihistamine
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What are the causes of recurring fever?

Many: Tick borne relapsing fever and louse borne relapsing fever are caused by spirochetes, a type of bacteria. There are many other causes of recurring fevers due to infectious and non-infectious diseases. Anyone having unexplained recurring fevers should see their doctor. ...Read more

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What can be done for a recurring fever?

What can be done for a recurring fever?

FUO!: Fever of unknown origin is one of the most fascinating diagnostic puzzles, and the most satisfying, if the cause is indentified. Some are infectious, forms of arthritis, inflammatory disease of the intestines, many other autoimmune diseases, and cancer. You need to be evaluated quickly. Symptomatic rx should be tried (ie. Aleve), but this is not the solution. Treating the cause primary! ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a recurring fever?

What does it mean if I have a recurring fever?

Depends: Tick borne relapsing fever and louse borne relapsing fever are caused by spirochetes, a type of bacteria. There are many other causes of recurring fevers due to infectious and non-infectious diseases. Anyone having unexplained recurring fevers should see their doctor. ...Read more

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What does a recurring fever, every couple of days, for over a week, mean in a child?

Need more info: What other symptoms does the child have, how old is the child, how high the fever, is it really fever, etc.? If this keeps up, have your family doctor or pediatrician see the child. ...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