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Remittent Fever Causes
What may be causing remittent fever? Elevated temperatures very early morning but normal temp the rest of the day.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lots: Any where from lymes to septicemia, or meningitis early. Get in and b cn now!
Meningitis: To common cold. Would seek medical advice today and have this addressed.
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!
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.
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.
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.