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Is a systemic fever of value or detriment?

Is a systemic fever of value or detriment?

Hmm. All fevers are: "systemic" ie, they involve your whole body. They are absolutely detrimental - ie they can kill a person. That said, they are useful in terms of being a piece of data, or demonstrating a pattern, that can clue a doc into what is causing the fever. FUOs - fevers of unknown origin - are a diagnostic nightmare, scary for the patient to have to deal with, and generally but not always portend bad news. ...Read more

Systemic (Definition)

A condition that involves the whole body as compared to a part of the body. For example diabetes ...Read more


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I have cough, colds, slight fever and sore throat. I was examined by the doctor and diagnosed of systemic viral infection? How come?

I have cough, colds, slight fever and sore throat. I was examined by the doctor and diagnosed of systemic viral infection? How come?

Viral infection: Clearly you have an upper respiratory infection but your doctor did not believe the source was bacterial based on your physical exam and presentation. You may also wish to ask your doctor as to his or her process on how you were diagnosed. ...Read more

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Could tonsil stones cause sore burning throat, could they cause other symptoms, systemic or flu ish symptoms. How to remove them safely and permanentl?

Could tonsil stones cause sore burning throat, could they cause other symptoms, systemic or flu ish symptoms. How to remove them safely and permanentl?

Tonsil stones: Best removal: the Hydro Pulse ™ Nasal/Sinus irrigator - www. Hydromedonline. Com comes with a special threat attachment designed for tonsil stones. The pulsing irrigation easily cleans out the crypts of the unwanted material. Also used to prevent/treat any sore throat. Since the stones may be the result of drainage from the nose/sinuses, the same unit clears that too. ...Read more

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What tips do you have to avoid fevers?

What tips do you have to avoid fevers?

Stay healthy: Avoid close contact with sick people with contagious illnesses, hand washing remains the single most effective means for the prevention of infection, ultimately leading to possible fever, so keep those hands clean and stay healthy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I treat fever?

How do I treat fever?

Fever: Fever is a sign of an inflammation process, you need to find the cause. The most common treatment is tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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How do we grade fever?

How do we grade fever?

Low grade and high: Low gr. Fever is -> 99 to 101f approx. Anything more than is high fever. But in the high fever, from101 to 104, we treat as high feverand is common but more than 104 is given a terminology called hyperthermia which is a medical emergency. Fever in children and elderly, immunocompromised people like -- with diabtes, cancers, even mild fever is significant, and limit -100.4 instead of 101 to trt ...Read more

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How can I stop a fever?

How can I stop a fever?

Fever: Within limits, you may not want to stop the fever. It's an ancient biological response that ensures your survival -- it activates your immune system when needed! However, it's also a stressor in itself. Hydrating well is necessary, and if you're very uncomfortable tylenol (acetaminophen) can bring your fever down. ...Read more

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How do I reduce a fever?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) if you must: Your body makes a fever for the purpose of "cooking" the offending agent out of existence. Sure, it is uncomfortable to have a fever, but it's also uncomfortable for the virus or bacterium causing your problem in the first place. If you can live with the fever, do so, and you will probably get over your infection faster. ...Read more

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How to get a fever fast?

How to get a fever fast?

NSAIDs or tylenol (acetaminophen): Acetaminophen and non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen are great for this. They may even be used in combination. There is really no need to treat a fever unless it is giving you discomfort. ...Read more

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What do we eat in fever?

What do we eat in fever?

Anything: Anything you want as long as you are getting good nutrition and you can tolerate it (if nauseous too). There is no special food for fever. ...Read more

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How can I fight a fever?

How can I fight a fever?

Fever treatment: Fever is a body temperature of 101 degrees and over. First recourse should be to drink plenty of fluids and dress lightly. If the weather is warm, turn a fan or the ac on. Rest and relax - try not to move a lot. Should your temperature rise to 102, take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen as well. For 103 & above, take lukewarm baths. Try ice compresses to the head and underarms and sponge body with water. ...Read more

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How do you cure a fever?

How do you cure a fever?

Fever: This is your body's physiologic response to some, generally inflammatory process, which resets the internal thermostat so as to allow you to increase the temperature. This is a symptom, not something you can cure by itself. If you can find the source of the fever-inducing stimulus that may be treatable. ...Read more

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For fever what can I do?

For fever what can I do?

Tylenol or motrin: To lower the fever, you may take tylenol or motrin. However, this will not treat the cause of the fever. If it persists, you will need to see a doctor who can find the cause of the fever and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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How does a fever develop?

How does a fever develop?

Fever is your friend: Fever is an amazing ability of the body to try and 'fight' something -usually an infection. It actually gives us a survival advantage, and that is why it evolved. There are complex regulations of fever (as with most things in the body). The brain (preoptic area of the anterior hypothalamus) is where the thermostat is located. If you have a fever, it's good to know the cause - a doctor can help. ...Read more

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Hi! How can I cure fever?

Hi! How can I cure fever?

Source of the fever: You need to know what is the cause of the fever to cure it. Go see your doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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Is 37.8 fever in a adult?

Is 37.8 fever in a adult?

No 38.5C: No a fever in a adult is 38.5C But it goes higher you could use acetaminophen (tylenol) to help relieve a fever at 38.5C ...Read more

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I want to know about fever?

Fever: fever is increase in body temperature because of various reasons including, infection, medications, malignancy etc. Please look at the following link.
https://www. Betterhealth. Vic. Gov. Au/health/conditionsandtreatments/fever ...Read more

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Can someone die with fever?

Can someone die with fever?

The fever: Alone is unlikely to cause death but if high enough could lead to a seizure where a person can aspirate and die from that. Also what ever is causing a fever can lead to other life threatening complications like sepsis. .. ...Read more

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What to do in case of fever?

What to do in case of fever?

Tylenol: Cooler showers, tylenol. However, if it doesn't bother you too much ignore it, if it's a benign infection just wait for it to resolve. If it's a fever that you don't know the cause for then be seen. ...Read more

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What is a fever for an adult?

Varies: By definition, a fever is a body temperature that is higher than normal for that person. Average body temp is 98.6 f, but even that changes for any one person during the day. Average temperature ranges between 97.0 and 99.9 f, so we consider anything over 100.0 to be fever. ...Read more

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Is is feed a cold or a fever?

Is is feed a cold or a fever?

What are you asking?: There is a saying "feed a cold and starve a fever", but this has little scientific meaning or benefit. ...Read more

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Not cantrol fever last 5 day?

Not cantrol fever last 5 day?

See a doctor!: The site of infection would determine the treatment. Not all fever is an infection that requires antibiotic therapy so I would see a doctor if fever persists to decide if an infection is present or if there is another reason for this problem. Most fevers without severe symptoms are usually viral infections that go away within 3-7 days. ...Read more

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How can we treat desert fever?

How can we treat desert fever?

Coccidiodomycosis: Symptomatic desert fever often presents as a flu-like illness with fever, cough, headaches, rash, myalgia (muscle pain), and arthralgia (joint pain). The rash is maculopapular. Erythema nodosum on lower extremities, and erythema multiforme in necklace-like can occur. Treatment, if necessary (many may not need it) is with anti-fungal agents. Best to see an infectious diseases expert in the area. ...Read more

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What medicine to take in fever?

Tylenol/Ibuprofen: Solely to treat fever acetaminophen/tylenol is probably the safest at dose of less than 3 grams per day. Alternative is Ibuprofen 400 mg. Per dose. Aspirin has more potential side effects and especially should not be used for chicken pox or influenza. Treating the fever does nothing for the underlying illness which would need to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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What is Fever a risk factor for?

What is Fever a risk factor for?

Fever is Risk.: The risk of eventually developing the more deadly form of Q fever is increased in people who have: Heart valve disease. Blood vessel abnormalities. Weakened immune systems. A type of kidney disease known as chronic renal insufficiency... ...Read more

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I have a fever for several days?

I have a fever for several days?

Fever: Fever is a symptom which suggests inflammation somewhere in the body. This may be due to infection, and also multiple non-infectious disorders. If this persists make a list of all your symptoms, chart the fever along with your pulse and take this with you to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am having fever frm last week?

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I am having fever frm last week?

Get it evaluated: If you are having prolonged bouts of fever, you should get evaluated by a doctor to see what the root cause may be. Once you get past about a week, you're getting out of the duration for most self-limited viral infections. ...Read more

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Why the fever is more in evening?

Why the fever is more in evening?

Biorhythms: The body has a natural cycle to it. Fever, for example, will increase more towards the late afternoon after you've been active during the day. Temperatures will tend to go down at night (if you've ever woken up at night feeling chilly that is partly why) -- it's related to the body's metabolism. With an infection, the temperature set point (thermostat) will be altered so this is a general rule. ...Read more

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Why the fever is more in evening?

Why the fever is more in evening?

Everyone's body: Temperature is higher at night, than earlier in the day, even when there is no fever. So, when there is a fever, it will be naturally higher at night/evening (unless fever reducing medication is taken). ...Read more

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What should I do to help my fever?

What should I do to help my fever?

Nothing: Fevers r the bodys way of fighting viral infections and bacterial also. U should b seen 4 the cause, and proper rx instituted. Antibiotics after cultures only. If ur temp gets very high like 104, then there may b a need 2 bring it down some. Check with ur pcp. ...Read more

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What should I do when I have fever?

Frequent question: Do not worry if less than 101

above 101: see doc or try to have it resolved.

This is very general. It also depends your history. Best to stay in touch with your personal doc. ...Read more

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Can you swet during a fever and why?

Can you swet during a fever and why?

Sweating often: Occurs with a fever. Sweating kicks in as one of our body's protective mechanisms to help keep the body cool. ...Read more

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What do I do if my child has a fever?

What do I do if my child has a fever?

Depends on age: If your child is an infant - it is not safe to just observe a fever. This answer is totally dependent on age. Please provide further detail or contact your doctor if your child is 3 months or less... ...Read more

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What medicines I could take for fever?

What medicines I could take for fever?

Antipyretics: Aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen are all antipyretics (fever reducers). Children under 18 shouldn't take aspirin, due to the risk of reye's syndrome. Tylenol (acetaminophen) shouldn't be used by people with liver disease, and Ibuprofen avoided by those with certain cardiac and renal diseases. This list is partial, if you're not sure, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the temp of a fever--over 100?

Basically: Generally temp over 38 degrees centigrade or 100.4 farenheit are considered elevations. The other symptoms present detemine the severity of the illness. Under 2 mos of age this elevation requires immediate care. Over 105 requires immediate attention at any age. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

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