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What causes over a high fever quick!?

What causes over a high fever quick!?

OTC analgesics.: Using over the counter medications such as aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen, will usually bring down fever reasonably rapidly. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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This is the 4th time my daughter has gotten a high fever, 103, for one day then is fine the next day. 4th time in 9 months. No other symptoms. Cause?

This is the 4th time my daughter has gotten a high fever, 103, for one day then is fine the next day. 4th time in 9 months. No other symptoms. Cause?

Don't worry: That frequency is not alarming. Young children will often get 8-12 febrile viral illnesses per year, especially if they are in school or daycare. There are some periodic fever syndromes that we see, but this does not sound like any of them. ...Read more

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How to get a high fever overnight ? (Idk, cause i see a lot people eat toothpaste to get one,but i think it's too dangerous)(yes, it's GET, not TREAT)

How to get a high fever overnight ? (Idk, cause i see a lot people eat toothpaste to get one,but i think it's too dangerous)(yes, it's GET, not TREAT)

Eating toothpaste: Eating toothpaste may give you an upset stomach and cause you to throw up, but will not cause a high fever. Anything you intentionally do to give you a high fever is "to dangerous". Don't try it! ...Read more

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Can a high fever cause a rash in adults?

Can a high fever cause a rash in adults?

Yes: A fever can precipitate a rash; it may be the pathogen causing the reactive fever, and also the direct cause of the rash. In either case an md vist is warranted. ...Read more

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My dad is having frequent chills and high fever. What could be the cause?

My dad is having frequent chills and high fever. What could be the cause?

He needs med eval.: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Ecolite whqt causes this 18 month grand-daughter has servere high fever and no other systems of illness?

Ecolite whqt causes this 18 month grand-daughter has servere high fever and no other systems of illness?

Fever: Some older infants with fever show no other symptoms. If your granddaughter is feeding and voiding well hand is playful, she may be developing a viral infection. If her pediatrician cannot find an obvious cause of her fever, a urinalysis and/or culture should be done. Baby girls can have urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of severe head pain? A high fever?

Severe headache: A headache is a symptom, caused by some underlying condition. Sudden, severe headaches require attention and probable deserve imaging such at cat scans or mris. The best medical consideration is to seek personalized medical advise in a visit to your doctor, where age, family history and a good physical can be obtained. ...Read more

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What is a viral infection that causes high fever.Should a person worry ?

What is a viral infection that causes high fever.Should a person worry ?

Many: Lots of viruses can cause a high fever - influenza (flu) is one of them. Colds can cause fevers too. So can the "stomach flu" - which are often viruses. Having a fever or the number that it reaches isn't in and of itself a cause for concern. Doctors are more concerned with why a fever is happening. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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High Fever (Definition)

High fever is a symptom in which a person's internal body temperature is quite high, usually above 102 degrees. Influenza (the flu), other infections, or serious inflammation are some conditions that ...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