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Treatment Back Fever
My son infected TB for lung we have started treatment 1 month back but fever coming regularly when the fever will come down?
Cultures and follow:
The treatment of TB in the lung requires multiple drugs and months of treatment. It is important to provide all doses of the prescribed medication.
Gastric aspirate cultures repeated three times and sent for culture can be analyzed for the response of the TB bacteria to the drugs, if this has not already be completed.
Household members should also seek TB testing. I hope that he does well. ...Read more
My son infected with TB for lung we have started treatment 1 month back but fever coming regularly when the fever will come down?
Cultures and follow: TB treatment requires multiple drugs and months of treatment. It is important that he take all prescribed medications and follow up closely. Cultures of gastric contents may be sent to determine whether the drugs that he is on are the best combination. Household members should also be screened and seek medical attention. I hope that he does well. ...Read more
Can slapping a 6 month old hard on his back 5-6 times get him fever? What is the treatment to make the baby recover?
4yr old has canker sore in the back top part of soft pallet. Eats/drinks normal, no fever. Doesn't seem to bother her. Treatment? Healing time?
About 10 days: It will likely go away within 10 days. If it does not bother her, no Rx is needed. If the lesion persists for more than 3 weeks. Then you will need to have the dentist checked it. ...Read more
Bro still gets fever of 99C after he has been given the treatment for typhoid. Antibiotic course of 2 weeks got over 10 days back. Help?
Think Error: A body temp of 99C would instantly be fatal. A body temp of 99F is normal. ...Read more
After 1 month hip TB treatment, my evening fever is less frequent but still comes back whenever my hip hurts. Is this really tb??
Too short a time: Not sure that a 1 month course of antibiotics is sufficient for bone TB. Assuming it was TB - proven by culture done by bone aspirate - the usual treatment length is 6 months to 1 year. Bone TB is NOT contagious and your doctor can follow the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) to monitor your response. Good luck ...Read more
Diagnozed w/ spine TB based on imagery & bone biopsy (skin, chest, PCR all neg).on 10 th day of TB treatment & still febrile. How long til im afrebrile?
TB and fever: Time to defervescence varies but can be as long as one month according to some studies, even on treatment. ...Read more
After 30d spine TB treatment, stil slightly feverish in the evening. CRP went down from 8 to 4, ESR stil at 105.less tired than before. Is this really tb?
Many forms of Tb: Also referred to as Pott's Disease, spinal TB is typically diagnosed from bone biopsy in the US. To start the four types of medication for an extended period is no small decision. It is doubtful it's anything else if the diagnostic procedure was done. Therapy will take months, during which times fevers can occur. The CRP trend is good. However, it may take time for the ESR to decrease. ...Read more
Why treat?: There are many who feel that fever is a beneficial mechanism of our immune system which helps in fighting infection. Fever is only a manifestation of an inflammatory process and if you can tolerate it, and do not have a condition which will be worsened by elevating your temperature and pulse, simply let it run its course without taking medication. ...Read more
Don't panic: Not sure what you consider a fever, but fever alone does not need 'treatment' - it is a symptom. Your body makes a temperature to fight off germs, both bacteria and virus, that cause infections. The fever actually helps your immune system work better. Keep yourself well hydrated, as a temperature causes you to need more fluids. See doc in next few days if fever doesn;t go away or other symptoms. ...Read more
Just like any other: Dysautonomia involves defective responses to neural mechanisms maintaining body's internal balance (homeostasis) but does not preclude drug or other treatments for fever. Things such as antiinflammatories, Acetaminophen will work. External cooling or administration of chilled IV fluids, if needed, will work also. "normal" sweating & shivering may not occur tho. ...Read more
Determine cause: Treat the underlying cause. If the underlying cause of the fever is not serious, sometimes Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen in standard over=the=counter doses can help. Symptoms like these are best evaluated in person by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
Generally none: Fever due to infection may actually be beneficial as your body's way of fighting disease. Unless the fever makes you extremely uncomfortable or compromises your cardiovascular system because of underlying illnesses, leave it alone. There are very few viral illnesses for which we have effective treatment at this time. ...Read more
San Joaquin Valley..: Fever is a fungal infection of humans (and some animals) caused by spores of coccidiodomycosis inhaled from soil. Many infections are totally without symptoms, some others can cause pneumonia which usually resolves without therapy but some infections lead to spread (dissemination) of the fungus outside the lung to the nervous system, bone or skin. Antifungals such as voriconazole are used. ...Read more
No easy answer: Rheumatic fever is an autoimmune process (antibodies attack our own tissues) that follows infection with streptococci. Symptoms include heart murmur and possibly heart failure, arthritis, nodules under the skin, chorea (abnormal involuntary movements) and rash. Treatment consists of penicillin, aspirin, and prednisone. Preventive penicillin is given for 10 years to prevent recurrence. ...Read more
YES: YES- check your temperature with a reliable thermometer. ...Read more
See MD: Please see your MD immediately, your close contacts are in danger, and I have concern that you may be developing miliary TB, you will need respiratory isolation and IV treatment. Please keep away from close contacts and contact your MD and local health department because you are putting others at risk. ...Read more
First treat strep: Rheumatic Fever is an autoimmune reaction to infection with group A streptococcus. Antibiotics are given to eradicate the strep and then lower doses taken to prevent reinfecttion. Generally NSAIDS and other antiinflammatories drugs are sufficient unless the heart is involved. If the heart is not involved most cases clear up with antiinflammatory treatment. Heart needs follow-up study. ...Read more
I have a mideterenian fever and I take colchicine everday. Is there any way of treatment for this chronic desease?
Correct rx: You are on the correct therapy for this process. Am unaware if any other new therapy. ...Read more
After 3m ATT & persistent fever, turns out fever caused by rifamycin. What other effective treatment can I use to continue ATT successfully?
Tuberculosis?: Am assuming you mean anti-tuberculous therapy. Without knowing what type of TB is being treated, whether sensitivities of the isolated M. tuberculosis have been done, and so on, it is not possible to make specific recommendations. There are alternatives to rifampin or its cogeners and these should be determined by your treating doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
How many days would it usually take for rales, rhonchi in to disappear after starting treatment and fever subsiding after 24 hours of treatment?
Pneumonia symptoms: It can take up to a week sometimes for those "noises" to disappear after starting appropriate treatment. You are now killing the bacteria causing the infection and noise, but now your body has to get rid of all that "garbage" down in the lungs. Do deep breathing and cough exercises to help loosen the material and open lung sacs and by all means avoid ANY respiratory irritants such as smoke, dust, ...Read more
A man have intermittent high grade of fever with chills for two days, malarial test are negative. He has flanks pain also. What cause of it and treatment?
Difficult: Usually hemorrhagic fever infections are very dangerous with over 90% mortality-such as ebola virus- for example. Usually isolation and intense supportive care is all that can be done. Often, sadly, this doesn't work and the patient usually dies. There are really no great effective treatments for these diseases at this time. ...Read more
Yellow fever: Yellow fever is caused by a small virus that is spread by the bite of mosquitoes. There is no specific treatment for yellow fever. Treatment for symptoms can include: blood products for severe bleeding; dialysis for kidney failure; fluids through a vein (intravenous fluids). See: http://health. Nytimes. Com/health/guides/disease/yellow-fever/overview. Html. ...Read more