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What is the difference between pyrexia and fever and temp elevation?

What is the difference between pyrexia and fever and temp elevation?

Same/same/different: "pyrexia" and "fever" are 2 words for the same thing. In the U.S. We tend to say "fever, " while "pyrexia" is often used in the U.K. And in places where medical terminology is influenced by british usage. "temperature elevation" is less specific. You can have an elevated temperature that doesn't meet the criteria for fever. ...Read more

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Is 35.5 degrees celcious a normal temperature in a 20 year old male? Fluctuating temp high and low as high as 40 degrees celcious

Is 35.5 degrees celcious  a normal temperature in a 20 year old male? Fluctuating temp high and low as high as 40 degrees celcious

Not normaly.: Normal temperature in a 20 yr male should be 37 deg celcius or 98 deg f. There is a large variability in the technique used to measure temperature. 40 is high. There are medical conditions which can cause this. Please get help. ...Read more

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What is the fever temperature range in acute retroviral syndrome?

What is the fever temperature range in acute retroviral syndrome?

See reference : Acute retroviral syndrome immunopaedia.Org.Za/index.Php?Id=475 acute retroviral syndrome is the effect of an immune response to a primary infection of hiv-1 or hiv-2. This acute phase of infection lasts for as long as the immune ... ...Read more

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Doctor,My oral temperature is 99.5 F and under arm temperature is 97.1 F. Which one I should consider.

Doctor,My oral temperature is 99.5 F and under arm temperature is 97.1 F. Which one I should consider.

Oral temperature: Temperatures taken orally are more closely correlated with core body temperature than an axillary (under the arm). Rectal temperatures are more accurate, but this procedure is usually reserved for infants. ...Read more

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What is the probable cause of an elevated temperature post op?

What is the probable cause of an elevated temperature post op?

Often infection: There are many possible causes of a post-operative fever. Infections (pneumonia, urinary tract infection, surgical wound) are one possibility as well as blood clots and inflammation need to be considered. ...Read more

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What temperature is a low grade fever considered?

What temperature is a low grade fever considered?

100.2 degrees orless: 38 degrees celcius or 100.4 degrees f is considered the temperature above low grade. ...Read more

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What is considered a temperature in 4 month old..does vaccinations raises temperature??

What is considered a temperature in 4 month old..does vaccinations raises temperature??

100.4: 100.4 F or 38 C is generally considered the threshold for the fever, regardless of age. Low-grade temperature can be a response to a vaccine, and some vaccines, such as the standard DTaP shot, can sometimes produce a high-grade fever. ...Read more

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Is fever of around 40 deg centigrade considered to be too high? And what is the best remedy? Does the keep head cold and body warm theory apply? Thnks

Is fever of around 40 deg centigrade considered to be too high? And what is the best remedy? Does the keep head cold and body warm theory apply? Thnks

Antipyretics: Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are good antipyretic meds and will bring your temperature down. Make sure you find out what's causing your fever, you may have an infectious disease that needs proper treatment, i.e. Antibiotics. ...Read more

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Heat exhaustion vs sun stroke. Which is worse?

Heat exhaustion vs sun stroke. Which is worse?

Heat stroke: Heat stroke is the medical term for the condition that follows and is more severe than heat exhaustion. Generally the temperature is 104 degrees or more in heat stroke. Untreated heat exhaustion may progress to heat stroke. Untreated heat stroke may progress to death. ...Read more

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If your usual body temp runs at about 97.6 F, is a temperature of 98.6 F actually a fever for you (elevated temp)?

If your usual body temp runs at about 97.6 F, is a temperature of 98.6 F actually a fever for you (elevated temp)?

Feeling feverish?: Everyone is unique -from the nose we have to the body temp we keep. 98.6 deg F doesn't apply to everyone as a 'normal temp' & in your case u seem to run at 97.6? - Note that the body temp goes up & down throughout the day (circadian rhythm). I think u would KNOW IT if u had a fever -there should be a subjective feeling of that. I wouldn't trust a 'number' from a thermometer, it needs to correlate ...Read more

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Is 37.1 Celsius body temperature at night considered a low grade fever or is it normal?

Is 37.1 Celsius body temperature at night considered a low grade fever or is it normal?

Subjective fever: Everybody is a little bit different -and it would be important to know the temperatures you used to have before this question came up. I think that 'no' this isn't a fever, but I don't know your basal metabolic rate. There is a natural rhythm of the body- temps go up and down, and usually at night the body is cooler than during the day. If you FEEL hot, then it's possible u have a low grade fever. ...Read more

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What does a body temperature of 95 degrees mean?

What does a body temperature of 95 degrees mean?

Subnormal: Temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is considered normal. When the temp goes lower you may have an infection, be dying or could be in need of a new thermometer. More information would be needed to get to a working diagnosis. ...Read more

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For adults: What is the normal body temperature range? What is the temp. of a fever? What is low body temp. range? What is the high body temp. range?

For adults: What is the normal body temperature range? What is the temp. of a fever? What is low body temp. range? What is the high body temp. range?

Wide range: There is a wide range of 'normal' temperatures for an adult - from 95 through 100 can be normal. Above 101 is what I would consider a fever that would be related to infection. ...Read more

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Below what temperature does hypothermia set in?

Below what temperature does hypothermia set in?

Various definitions: Below 97 or 96.5 rectally according to some sources. ...Read more