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What may be causing remittent fever? Elevated temperatures very early morning but normal temp the rest of the day.

What may be causing remittent fever? Elevated temperatures very early morning but normal temp the rest of the day.

Exactly what is temp: How high is your temperature? Undulating fever (greater than 101 F) can indicate ongoing systemic infection. Low grade temperature 99- 101 may be viral, depending on symptoms. Time for an exam and blood/urine testing.

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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


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Why does overtiredness cause fevers?

Why does overtiredness cause fevers?

Likely vice versa: More than likely fever is causing fatigue. Fever is often an indication that the body is trying to fight off an infection of some kind--the infection or other stress on the body produces fatigue.

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What causes fever?

What causes fever?

Fever is like..: Fever is like an alarm. It is set off in your brain as a response of something that is "bothering" your body, something that your body is detecting is not right. Examples of triggers are infections, inflammations of joints and tissues, cancer, allergies. In summary, any potential insult that is out of the normal healthy state of your body can cause fever.

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What causes fever in a child?

What causes fever in a child?

Increase metabolism: Fever is a created by the increase in metabolism used to fight infection. The increase drives up the heart rate (more blood carrying immune factors &white cells around), increases respiratory rate (adding more oxygen to the effort). Germs whether virus or bacteria don't generally reproduce as fast when the body gets hot. This response probably developed over time as those capable of fever did better.

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What can cause frequent fever?

What can cause frequent fever?

How frequent?: Patterns of fever can be helpful in diagnosis. Do you mean frequent but clearly separate episodes of fever? Do you mean almost everyday for several weeks? Once every other day or every third day? A fever diary and associated symptoms can also help.

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Evening rise fever cause of t.B?

Evening rise fever cause of t.B?

See a doctor: If you are having regular nocturnal fevers and these are documented you need a full clinical evaluation. Tuberculosis can cause this, but so can many other illnesses. Please get seen.

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Can adrenal issues cause low grade fevers?

Can adrenal issues cause low grade fevers?

Generally not: Adrenal gland "issues" are not common. If you have low grade fevers they are usually due to infection or inflammation. Check w/your doctor.

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What in your body actually causes a fever?

What in your body actually causes a fever?

Brain regulator: Your body temperature is regulated by an area in your brain called the hypothalamus. Blood flows past this area constantly & the sensors decide from that input whether you need to perspire & release heat or generate fever to speed your metabolism & fight an illness.

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What causes a fever with no other symptoms?

What causes a fever with no other symptoms?

Many things: Extensive physical exercise will generate elevation of body temperatures, and any form of inflammation, whether infectious or not.

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What could cause a recurring low rate fever?

What could cause a recurring low rate fever?

Lots of things: Some infectious, some inflammatory, some neoplastic. If the symptoms last for any length of time, the person should see a doctor especially if loss of appetite, weight loss, sweats and other symptoms occur. Hope it goes away.

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Symptoms of a fever? And what does a fever cause?

Fever: This is a manifestation of an inflammatory process. Patients may feel warmer than normally, may chill as temp is going up and sweat as it is going down. Pulse may go up about 7% per degree above 100 f. Fever above 104 may cause seizures in small children, but otherwise simply causes people to feel hot, and above 105 f can cause damage to brain tissue.

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How severe do fevers have to be to cause hallucinations?

How severe do fevers have to be to cause hallucinations?

Delerium: The brain is not used to high temperatures, and hence stops working correctly. A common symptom of delirium is intense visual and tactile hallucinations.

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What is the cause for recurrent fevers in a one year old?

What is the cause for recurrent fevers in a one year old?

Variable: The average 1yo is expected to get 5-7 respiratory viruses /yr and 2-3 diarrhea viruses/yr. These are often set apart buy periods of weeks of good health. A chronic on /off fever lasting days to weeks is usually a sign of a significant problem & needs a full evaluation and testing.

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What are some of the causes of off and on diahrea? No fevers

What are some of the causes of off and on diahrea? No fevers

Depends: It depends how long it's been going on; a short term (1-2 weeks) is often infectious, usually a viral gastroenteritis. As the duration becomes more protracted, the differential broadens to include things like autoimmune disease to food reactions to enzyme deficiencies. Coordinate with your doctor!

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What could be a cause of fever greater than 102f in adults?

100's of things: Literally many hundreds of things both infectious and non-infectious can cause a fever over 102f in adults. You need to submit all other symptoms and signs associated with the fever to narrow it down.

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What may be the cause of frequent fevers in my 2 year old child?

What may be the cause of frequent fevers in my 2 year old child?

Anything: 2 year olds are frequently getting infected with viruses, usually from family or playmates. They have not yet developed immune responses to many of the organisms (germs) they encounter, but as they develop antibodies these episodes are likely to become less and less frequent. This may continue until usually about age 5, but varies with the child.

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What can cause a fever in a child with no other obvious symptoms?

What can cause a fever in a child with no other obvious symptoms?

Many possibilities: Fever @ a 100.1 level is common in infants & children with a wide variety of minor and some significant illnesses. If kid is playing some & taking fluids well enough to pee every 6hrs, u may be able to ride this out at home. If excesively quiet, taking fluids poorly etc. Call in & or see the dr.