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Hi ! What is viral fever?

Hi ! What is viral fever?

Low grade diffuse: A fever is usually defined as a temp greater than 100.4 degrees. Saying that it is "viral" means that other causes such as bacteria are less likely. Why? Because a bacterial infection usually has a source, like the bladder, skin, lungs, etc. and follows typical historical qualities and physical findings. Diffuse upper respiratory infection symptoms along with a low grade fever suggests a virus ...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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How to avoid viral fever?

How to avoid viral fever?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): If a viral infection is causing fever you can not avoid it but you can treat it with some tylenol, (acetaminophen) a lot of fluids and rest. Fever is a normal physiologic reaction of our body to infection. ...Read more

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Can a viral fever continue for 10 days?

Can a viral fever continue for 10 days?

Sometimes: Depend on kind of virus. Anyway consult your doctor after 5-7 days of fever. ...Read more

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What measures to take when in viral fever?

What measures to take when in viral fever?

Rest: Get plenty or rest, stay well hydrated, and use Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen to help reduce the fever and body aches. The fever should start to resolve by day 3-4 of illness but can sometimes last a week. If you are getting worse instead of better you should see a doctor to make sure you don't have a secondary bacterial infection contributing to the fever. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from viral fever since last 20 days?

I'm suffering from viral fever since last 20 days?

That's a long time: for any virus to last. You really need to be evaluated for another type of infection. ...Read more

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What can prevent viral fever.?

What can prevent viral fever.?

Overall health: There are only a few things that you can do. 1. Maintain a good diet without sugfar or "junk" 2. Regular physical open air exercise. 3 count every day as a gift .4 hopefully enjoy love of family and friends.5. Treat eveyone as you would wish to be treated. ...Read more

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Why we give antibiotocs in viral fever?

Why we give antibiotocs in viral fever?

Should not: Antibiotics are over-prescribed. They are totally ineffective against viral infections and have significant negative side-effects. They are given by some doctors because patients insist upon receiving one, because they are unsure what the diagnosis is, or because they may not understand the negative aspects of this behavior. This is happening less and less. ...Read more

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Viral fever medicenes , symptoms and preventions?

Viral fever medicenes , symptoms and preventions?

Antivirals: There are antiviral medications available for some forms of infection. Hepatitis b and c, HIV disease, influenza, herpes simplex and several others. For the average common cold there is nothing but symptomatic relief available. Take Acetaminophen (tylenol), decongestants, etc. There are many otc products and your friendly pharmacist will be happy to guide you to the best. ...Read more