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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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Is it unusual (even if possible) for overlap myeloproliferative-myelodysplastic disorder to lower an elderly person's oral temperature below 36C for about 50% of his temp readings over 2 weeks? The temperatures are highly likely to be accurate.

Is it unusual (even if possible) for overlap myeloproliferative-myelodysplastic disorder to lower an elderly person's oral temperature below 36C for about 50% of his temp readings over 2 weeks?  The temperatures are highly likely to be accurate.

Can be normal : You don't need anything at all to see this is older folks. Trusting they are not hypothyroid, but if they are getting around okay, I would draw no conclusion. Different folks have different baselines and some older folks normally run a bit cooler ...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

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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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How high does a cooking temperature have to be to kill creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

How high does a cooking temperature have to be to kill creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

No temp is ok: Creutzfeldt jacob disease is transmitted by a small agent called a prion which is an abnormal protein which can replicate by changing the structure of protein like it when ingested. It is not destroyed by the normal temperatures used in cooking or even sterilizing, and therefore the disease can not be prevented in this fashion. ...Read more

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My nails always turn to purple when i took bath and under cold temperature. Is it a symptom for certain disease?

My nails always turn to purple when i took bath and under cold temperature. Is it a symptom for certain disease?

Maybe: It could be an indication of raynauds disease or syndrome. The cold water is causing constriction of the small blood vessels and therefore decreasing blood flow. ...Read more

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For what reasons shouldn't a patient with heart disease have their temperature taken rectally?

For what reasons shouldn't a patient with heart disease have their temperature taken rectally?

Temperature: In general it isn't a big deal. There can be some reflex cardiac rhythm problems and this is the reason for the caution. ...Read more

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Can there be more than 102 f temperature in babies in case of viral illness.How many days it takes to recover.Is there need antibiotics?

Can there be more than 102 f temperature in babies in case of viral illness.How many days it takes to recover.Is there need antibiotics?

See Dr. now: If your baby has a fever, you should definitely visit your pediatrician or go to the emergency room for a proper evaluation. Your baby could have an infection which might need to be treated right away. The severity of the fever does not indicate whether it is caused by a virus or bacteria. The baby may require antibiotics. Get this looked at asap! ...Read more

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"Numbness or pain induced by heat or hot water" Is it only a MS symptom or any other disease or pricess can cause such hot temperature sensitivity ? 

"Numbness or pain induced by heat or hot water" Is it only a MS symptom or any other disease or pricess can cause such hot temperature sensitivity ? 

Any neurologic: This is usually a neurologic issue not confined to MS. If this has been present for more than a couple of weeks, consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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At what temperature does creutzfeldt-jakob disease virus in beef get killed when cooked?

At what temperature does creutzfeldt-jakob disease virus in beef get killed when cooked?

Not "killed": The agent of cjd (misfolded protein or prion) is not a virus as there is no dna or RNA in it. It is unfortunately extremely resistant to inactivation and there is no evidence that cooking eliminates risk, i.e., you cannot cook contaminated meat enough to make it safe. ...Read more