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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

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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


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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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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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Systemic (Definition)

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