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Dr. Ayman Jabr
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Recurring Fever (Overview)

Recurring fever = repetitive increased body temperature.


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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
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Recurring Fever (Overview)

Recurring fever = repetitive increased body temperature.


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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)

Take the appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen
Daily
Try cool compresses, as they may be soothing
Daily
See your doctor if your fever is higher than 102 degrees fahrenheit for more than 2 days
Daily
See your doctor if your fever is higher than 104 degrees fahrenheit
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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 (acetaminophen) every 4-6 hours to suppress it.
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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

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Could my recurring fever be due to herpes?

Could my recurring fever be due to herpes?

Yes.: Fever commonly accompanies and outbreak of herpes, but remember too that the fever, caused perhaps by another illness, depresses your immune system, which brings out the herpes lesion. Hence the term: "fever blister.". ...Read more

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What could cause a recurring fever / headache every few weeks?

What could cause a recurring fever / headache every few weeks?

Fever recurring: Unexplained recurring fever should always be investigated to rule out significant disease. Call your doctor to report this. ...Read more

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Could a spider bite cause a recurring fever?

Could a spider bite cause a recurring fever?

See below: For u s spiders, this is unlikely unless a secondary infection occurs and is not treated adequately. If this is going on, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Every month, I have a recurring fever which is accompanied with bad headache and lasts for 3 days. Please help!!

Every month, I have a recurring fever which is accompanied with bad headache and lasts for 3 days. Please help!!

Medical attention: Since the symptoms are reoccurring it is doubtful you have an infection. The fevers are concerning for an inflammatory condition needs to be evaluated with a physical exam and labs for example. I do not know if this revolves around your monthly menstrual cycle if it pertains to you. ...Read more

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A 9 month old baby has been suffering from recurring fever for three days. When the baby was examined on day 1, theent was clear and the temperature was 101. It was advised that the baby might be teething or may have a virus. Now, the temperature has reac

A 9 month old baby has been suffering from recurring fever for three days. When the baby was examined on day 1, theent was clear and the temperature was 101. It was advised that the baby might be teething or may have a virus. Now, the temperature has reac

Always an option: Any kid can come in a day or 2 before their ear infection becomes clear, only to have the problem progress over 8-12 hours. If the kid is eating robustly and playful most of the time, a significant issue is less likely and a virus may be running it's course. If the kid is off his/her activity pattern, drinking has fallen and your parent sense is telling you it's more, get back in to have a recheck. ...Read more

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My daughter has a a recurring fever for 10 days with no other symptoms. The doctor cleared her & said it must be a summer virus... What else can it b?

My daughter has a a recurring fever for 10 days with no other symptoms. The doctor cleared her & said it must be a summer virus... What else can it b?

See doctor again: Most viral illnesses can lead to a fever that lasts 3-5 days. However, it is true that this may still be a viral infection. When fevers last over 14 days, it may be necessary to get blood work done to make sure this is not a bacterial infection (such as Lyme disease or a urinary tract infection), or an autoimmune process. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of recurring fever and stomach aches?

What could be the cause of recurring fever and stomach aches?

Numerous causes: There are numerous causes. This issue requires an evaluation and a probably ct scan of the abdomen. See a doctor. If you do not have one, go to a clinic or er. ...Read more

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Pcp is consulting with infectious diseases about recurring fever illnesses... Etc. What are they most likely looking for? Most common diseases in western US (Utah). Just wanting answers. Frustrated and confused.

Pcp is consulting with infectious diseases about recurring fever illnesses... Etc. What are they most likely looking for? Most common diseases in western US (Utah). Just wanting answers. Frustrated and confused.

Recurrent fevers: This is a good strategy - to get more 'minds' involved in your case. ID doctors can help by considering any possible causes that could contribute to your symptoms. Fevers are the body's reaction to some kind of 'insult' -whether that's from a germ or something else, such as a rheumatologic disease. There should be some useful history that would help guide the tests and clarify your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Increased (3x normal) kappa lambda chains with normal ratio. Recurring fever that goes away with plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). Is this babesiosis, malaria or parasitic?

Increased (3x normal) kappa lambda chains with normal ratio. Recurring fever that goes away with plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). Is this babesiosis, malaria or parasitic?

Kappa lambda chains: You come with a question which still I do not have the correct answer. Went to Webb MD, searched all the possibilities and came with this response.
Do you have a copy of 'Understanding Serum Free Light Chain Assays' from the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)? It clearly goes into all aspects of the Bence Jones issue. Under the Serum Free Light Chain Assays: Normal Versus Abnormal it says:
"Normal levels of serum free light chains are*:
Kappa: 3.3 -19.4 mg/L*
Lambda: 5.7 -26.3 mg/L*
Kappa/lambda ratio: 0.26- 1.65
*NOTE: The units here are mg/L; different laboratories use different units It is important t double-check the units used when comparing numbers in lab values.
The Kappa/Lambda Ratio
1. The kappa/lambda ratio is as important for diagnosis and monitoring of myeloma as are the levels of kappa and lambda. 2. When the level of either kappa or lambda is very high and the other chain is normal or low, then the ratio is abnormal and indicates that the myeloma is active. 3. If levels of both kappa and lambda light chains are increased, the ratio may be within the normal range, and this generally indicates a disease other than myeloma, such as poor kidney function. When the kidneys are not working properly, both types of light chains are retained in the blood and are not removed by the kidneys. The result is increased levels of both kappa and lambda in the blood. In this situation, in general, the abnormally increased levels are not themselves a direct result of currently active myeloma. 4. If the kappa and lambda levels are both within the normal range, sometimes the ratio may be abnormal. In this situation there may be a persistent low level of active myeloma with excess production of the abnormal light chain. 5. A normal kappa/lambda ratio after treatment is particularly good remission and is termed a stringent complete response. Normalization of the kappa/lambda ratio correlates with possible longer remission and studies are in progress to investigate more about the nature of this relationship,
Yana, this comes directly from the afore named booklet. You can get a complete set of myeloma information from the IMF by going online and ordering it -- for FREE! Its a great resource and they have many other things relative to myeloma patients and carers -- the site is well worth a look!! I don't know if this answers your question, but its a good place to start. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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