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Why does body temperature decrease instead of increasing during sickness?

Why does body temperature decrease instead of increasing during sickness?

Depends: Typically during an infection, body temperature is higher, which is commonly known as fever. But at times with severe infections, the body temperature may actually be lower, as it may suggest that the body's immune system not able to mount an appropriate response to the infection. ...Read more

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My son has been up all night been sick every one hour the sickness has stopped now but left him with a temperature and very weak.

My son has been up all night been sick every one hour the sickness has stopped now but left him with a temperature and very weak.

"Sick"=vomiting?: I tend to think of "temperature and weak" to be sick also; in any case, you'd best take him to the doctor, he may be dehydrated by now. ...Read more

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My 7 year old son has been sick all night every one hour the sickness has just gone now but left him with a temperature and very weak.

My 7 year old son has been sick all night every one hour the sickness has just gone now but left him with a temperature and very weak.

See his doctor: Not exactly sure what you mean by "sick", but am assuming you mean vomitting. With this much emesis overnight, i would be concerned with dehydration, so a visit with his doctor can help decide the best course of action. ...Read more

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I have been getting a mild temperature and pain in my lower legs with swollen ankles for the past 3-4 months. I have sickness, tiredness and have no appetite. What should I do?

I have been getting a mild temperature and pain in my lower legs with swollen ankles for the past 3-4 months. I have sickness, tiredness and have no appetite. What should I do?

See below: You need see your primary for a workup. With the swollen ankles---if your legs are swollen as well and urine is frothy/soap sudsy---this could be a sign of kidney disease which can be due to a variety of causes. Please see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Sore throat with swollen tonsils and sickness. No fever temperature is 37.4c?

Sore throat with swollen tonsils and sickness. No fever temperature is 37.4c?

Probably infection: If it's short term ie days, then likely to be infection. Most of them are viral in nature (70%). If it lasts more than 5-7 days then it is reasonable to start antibiotics. ...Read more

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Please suggest what types of illness results in decreased body temperature?

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Please suggest what types of illness results in decreased body temperature?

Overwhelming infect-: -ion can lead to hypothermia in anyone.. Bacterial infection in newborn babies often does so as well. ...Read more

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Body temperature is how related to thyroid disease?

Body temperature is how related to thyroid disease?

Temp varies l: Overactive metabolism produces more heat, but the body usually adapts. Underactive thyroid can slow metabolism enough to slightly decrease body core temperature. ...Read more

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What disease can give my son a temperature of 106?

What disease can give my son a temperature of 106?

Flu among others: The germ involved is not specific to the amount of fever. However, I have seen 107 in an ambulatory 8 yo who responded to Tamiflu (oseltamivir) by the next morning with the return to a normal temperature. ...Read more