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Systemic Systemic Fever
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a pituitary microadenoma. It is 3mm. The endo has ordered bloodwork, but she didn't think my low grade fevers were from that. It is small, but can it be causing numerous systemic problems?
I have cough, colds, slight fever and sore throat. I was examined by the doctor and diagnosed of systemic viral infection? How come?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer