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If I'm having Cough with mucus and running nose, without fever and other symptoms, It's cold or flu? Last week I'm in close contact with someone with.

If I'm having Cough with mucus and running nose, without fever and other symptoms, It's cold or flu? Last week I'm in close contact with someone with.

Cold, URI: Doesn't look like the flu, symptoms are common theses days, with too many viruses spreading. Rest, fluids, saline nasal washes, and OTC cold medicines would help, read the labels carefully, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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


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My 6 yr old granddaughter is running a fever of 101.2 no other symptoms. She acts fine not sluggish. What could cause her to just run fever?

My 6 yr old granddaughter is running a fever of 101.2 no other symptoms. She acts fine not sluggish. What could cause her to just run fever?

Viral infxn/roseola: Roseola is a common pediatric viral illness most commonly cause just fever, at times quite high to 104-105, but no other symptoms. Child can be cranky/tired at high tempt., but once fever is controlled, he/she is ok. Fever mat last for 3-5 days, then tiny, pinkish rash appears and fever resolves. Usually of no consequences. So, tylenol/motrin as needed for fever. If worsen, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son has been running fever for 3 consecutive days however he has no symptoms at all. Fever has highest of 104.5 1st day. Now its at 102?

My 2 year old son has been running fever for 3 consecutive days however he has no symptoms at all. Fever has highest of 104.5 1st day. Now its at 102?

By now: A child of that age should be hospitalized for evaluation of hidden infections, management of fever and search for other more serious sources. ...Read more

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I've been running fevers between 99.5° & 102.8° on and off for over a month now. No explanation, no other symptoms. Normal temp is 96.8°-97.2°?

I've been running fevers between 99.5° & 102.8° on and off for over a month now. No explanation, no other symptoms. Normal temp is 96.8°-97.2°?

See MD ASAP: For a temperature that high -- expecially 102 or higher -- you've gone far too long already without medical care. There are too many possible causes to even guess; the source may be suspected depending on other symptoms. In any case, it could be serious. See your doctor this week for sure. Good luck! ...Read more

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My daughter had a fever cough and running noise a few days later I have the same symptoms Would could this be She took prescribed theraflu still sick?

My daughter had a fever cough and running noise a few days later I have the same symptoms Would could this be She took prescribed theraflu still sick?

Hard to say: Sounds like you both have something similar. It could be a cold or something else. What meds either of you took is irrelevant. Most of them do nothing with these illnesses but give you something to do. ...Read more

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At what point do I take my 16mo old to the er? She's been running a fever all day and it just reached 103. No other symptoms except irritable

At what point do I take my 16mo old to the er? She's been running a fever all day and it just reached 103. No other symptoms except irritable

Fever: Push fluids, give antipyretics such as Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). Place in a warm tub for 30 minutes to help bring the temp. And observe. She may incubating roseola where kids run a fever for three days and then the fever is normal but the child breaks out in red viral rash. ...Read more

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I have been running a fever up to 100.9 every 2 weeks for 6 weeks. It correlates with my ovulation and menstration. I also have flu symptoms. Normal?

I have been running a fever up to 100.9 every 2 weeks for 6 weeks. It correlates with my ovulation and menstration. I also have flu symptoms. Normal?

Nope!: Be sure you are using a glass thermometer, and follow the instructions exactly. Keep a temperature chart, take it twice a day, morning and night. See a doc tout suite! Within a week. If your fevers increase in frequency, or exceed 102, you have severe pain, shortness of breath, vomiting, blurry vision, or dizziness, go to an ER. ...Read more

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5 year old son running fever (38 -39.8) for last 12 hrs. No other symptom. Giving him panadol (acetaminophen) every 6hrs. Temp hasn't gone to normal still.?

5 year old son running fever (38 -39.8) for last 12 hrs. No other symptom. Giving him panadol (acetaminophen) every 6hrs. Temp hasn't gone to normal still.?

Don't worry: Fever is a normal part of your son's immune response. As long as he is eating, drinking and looking good do not worry. Give it a little more time. On the other hand, if he develops symptoms have him see his doctor. ...Read more

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I have been running an intermittent low grade fever for the past 3 - 4 months. Maybe 2 - 3 times per week, along with night sweats. No other symptoms.

I have been running an intermittent low grade fever for the past 3 - 4 months. Maybe 2 - 3 times per week, along with night sweats. No other symptoms.

Fever/Unknown Origin: 48 year old lady with Fever of Unknown Origin for 3-4 months. Have you reached menopause yet? Menopause is a cause of fever of unknown origin in a woman your age. Do you have chills? Any weight loss? Sick contacts? Bites? Travel? Sexual history? You should get a full exam to determine possible sources. Some causes are malignancy, abscess, tuberculosis, malaria, drug wdrawl, underlying med problem ...Read more

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My son is 3 1/2 all of sudden he is complaining that he has a headache and now he has a fever 100.5 no coughing, running nose or other symptoms what can this be and what's the best way to treat it?

My son is 3 1/2 all of sudden he is complaining that he has a headache and now he has a fever 100.5 no coughing, running nose or other symptoms what can this be and what's the best way to treat it?

Headache: A headache can be the precursor for a viral syndrome or other illness that is coming with fever. I would let it run its course and see what presents. Give him some ibuprofen for the headache and low grade fever for now. ...Read more

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The past few evenings I've been getting flu like symptoms: body aches, lethargic, feeling like I'm running a fever but not having one. When I wake up?

The past few evenings I've been getting flu like symptoms: body aches, lethargic, feeling like I'm running a fever but not having one. When I wake up?

Flu vs Flu-like: Hi, Thank you for your question.

You may have the flu or a flu-like illness. If after 5 days these symptoms are not improving then you should be examined.

Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more

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My 18 month old son had a tummy bug a week ago but his tummy is still running a lot. Vomiting has stopped. There is no fever or other symptoms. Should I take him to our GP?

My 18 month old son had a tummy bug a week ago but his tummy is still running a lot. Vomiting has stopped. There is no fever or other symptoms. Should I take him to our GP?

Takes time: It can take varying amounts of time to recover, depending on how much inflammation there was during the infection. You can’t measure this inflammation but reflect on how long it takes to get better (short time such as days, less inflammation). Consuder sone pepcid or zantac daily for a week or so, low fat diet until he improves (fat slows the emptying of the stomach)...give it 2 weeks ...Read more

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I am having flu like symptoms and what looks like a bite on my leg. I am having muscle and joint pains and been running a fever. Can a bite cause this?

I am having flu like symptoms and what looks like a bite on my leg. I am having muscle and joint pains and been running a fever. Can a bite cause this?

IT depends but...: If it's a tick bite and you have recently been in the woods (or backyard North Carolina) then it would explain your symptoms... of Lyme's disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Or it could all be a flu virus and incidental bite mark from a flea. Please get yourself checked out by healthcare provider. ...Read more

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My feet have been cold/sweaty, very mild cold symptoms, running a fever of around 99 but it's only high at night and pain in the joints n my legs?

My feet have been cold/sweaty, very mild cold symptoms, running a fever of around 99 but it's only high at night and pain in the joints n my legs?

Vague: To answer this many questions need to be asked. Your age, any other medical conditions, medications, environmental exposure. Cyclical temperature elevation can be viral or hormonal. Joint pain can mean infectious. How long has you been expericing this? ...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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The condom broke for 1 second 7 days ago, I had anal cut. Now I have mild fever, muscle ache, running nose and tired. Could they be symptoms of HIV?

The condom broke for 1 second 7 days ago, I had anal cut. Now I have mild fever, muscle ache, running nose and tired. Could they be symptoms of HIV?

More common-: -would B other STD's.C Ur gyn or PCP 2 rule these out. If U had sex with an HIV+ person you should B made aware of this prior to engaging in any sexual activities. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC cold medicine for 10 yr old healthy child? Running nose, itchy throat with mucus, sneezing, headache- no fever, no flu symptoms

What is the best OTC cold medicine for 10 yr old healthy child? Running nose, itchy throat with mucus, sneezing, headache- no fever, no flu symptoms

Ibuprofen and Honey: Believe it or not, raw honey, 1 to 2 teaspoons every 4 to 6 hours, is very beneficial. Also a good dose of Ibuprofen every 6 hours can be greatly helpful. ...Read more

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I started with a stuffy nose, now its a running nose, its been two days. Is this a first sign of the cold or flu? No other symptoms present.

I started with a stuffy nose, now its a running nose, its been two days. Is this a first sign of the cold or flu? No other symptoms present.

Cold vs allergy.: 2 most likely causes cold vs allergy. Take OTC decongestant or allergy meds. No need to see MD unless symptoms progress. ...Read more

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I been suffering flu like symptoms for a fw months and it's worse nw a week I have been in bed with running nose headache sore ears throat why is this

I been suffering flu like symptoms for a fw months and it's worse nw a week I have been in bed with running nose headache sore ears throat why is this

See your doctor: If your symptoms have been this persistent, you need to see your doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, and possibly run some tests to see what's wrong. ...Read more

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My son is 1 and running 103.5 fever what should I do?

My son is 1 and running 103.5 fever what should I do?

Fever is body's way: Of fighting infection, and in itself is not bad, but your child may feel more comfortable if you use a fever reducer. If your child weighs 24 #, then 160mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) or 100 mg of Advil are both safe. It is more inportant to consider other symptoms that your child has. If he is alert and interactive and does not have breathing problems, ok to wait 2-3 days before seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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Why am I running a moderate fever for days?

Why am I running a moderate fever for days?

Need more info: How old are u, what is your underlying medical condition, what other symptoms do u have, what is "moderate fever", and how many days has this been going on? Cannot begin to even speculate without this. If it keeps up, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is my cold contagious if I'm not running a fever?

Cold: The virus spreads without or with a fever. It spreads by air and contact. Hence its important to wash your hands and take precautions. ...Read more

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My 6 months baby is running temperature or fever?

Guidelines: Fever is very common in babies over 6 months old and not usually serious. However, if worried, always call the doctor! Guidelines suggest calling a doctor for babies older than 6 months if the temperature is 103 degrees f (39.4 degrees c) or greater and with symptoms (loss of appetite, cough, unusually fussy or sleepy, pulling on ear or other signs of ear pain, vomiting, diarrhea.). ...Read more