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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Fever (Definition)

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