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Viral Fever Vs Bacterial Infection Fever
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
In general, is a low-grade fever usually indicative of a viral infection or a bacterial infection? Or can it easily be either?
It can be either.: Either.Get a more detailed answer ›
Flu : The general time from is 7 to 10 days of symptoms not improving or worsening. ...Read more
If in chemo, with low white cell counts & bacterial infections, is having no fever a symptom of low white cell counts or infections are under control?
See below: Neutropenic patients with infection frequently have fever which indicates the need for immediate treatment. Successful antibiotic treatment will often cause the fever to resolve. Sometimes the fever does not resolve until bone marrow recovery has occurred. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it is possible: There are several bacterial infections where patient may have no fever rather other subtle findings such as weight loss. Also elderly patients have blunted febrile response. Patients with compromised immune status such as patients with cancer or on chemotherapy may not also manifest a temperature spike due an infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it normal for my one year old son, who has seasonal bacterial infection, to have fever for 6 continuous days? Also, what should I do in this case?
Strep: Scarlet fever is a rash produced by a toxin secreted by group a strep usually when they are causing strep throat. The rash is red, feels like sandpaper, may predominate in creases in the skin, there is sparing around the outside of the mouth (circumoral pallor), and it blanches with pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 weeks of fever diarreah and told I had a bacterial infection now five days of mucous and tissue along with streaks of blood . Is this a emergency situation?
Colitis?: If the doctor thought you have a bacterial infection, she probably prescribed an antibiotic. If so, it should be better by now. There are other problems that could cause these symptoms, such as inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease), diverticulitis, and others. Probably not an emergency unless there's lots of blood, but contact your doctor ASAP. ...Read more
Group A strep: Scarlet fever is caused by infection with group a streptococci, the same bacteria that causes "strep throat". In scarlet fever, the strep bacteria releases a toxin that gives you the generalized sandpaper- like rash. Most patients will also have a sore throat, fever, and enlarged cervical lymph nodes. The treatment for scarlet fever is the same as strep throat-antibiotics such as penicillin. ...Read more
If you get a bacterial infection..will you have a fever right away as a symptom, or does a fever develop after some time of having the infection. ??
Is it possible to have large intestine's bacterial infection for 2 or 3 months and after develop fever?
Bacterial infection/common cold? How do you know? I go to the dr's tomorrow for my cold and ears. Been sick for week now. No fever at all thru cold
Notice pattern: approx. Every 5-6 months vomiting, fever, chills, lightheaded, lasts for approx. 24hrs then gone - bacterial infection?
As above: U. Symptoms would require detailed evaluation and work up , to establish correct diagnoses and treatment. ...Read more
What tha show all bacterial infection show in blood culture (fever investigation) for example tonsillitis?
5.5 year old boy. Varied fever over 6 days. WBC 4.57, LYM% 52.7, MID% 7.1, GRA% 40.2. Would this indicate bacterial infection?
2 days of flu symptoms, fever/headache subsided, then I developed a peeling/hardening/whitening of ferenulum under my toungue. Bacterial infection?
Kidney pain, chills, fever. Had urine culture. Result: bacterial infection. But, where is infection? Bladder? Kidney? Bacterial UTI?
My friend made me drink his urine and after few week i got a fever and after a full blood count doctors said that it might be a bacterial infection...i.assume my friend has hiv...im wo dering if i have a possibility of getting hiv?
Urine exposure: This doesn't sound pleasant - drinking someone else's urine. However, it shouldn't be a 'real risk' for HIV/AIDS. That comes from having sex with an infected person or shooting drugs. Unless you have more to the story, I don't think you would have contracted HIV from this incident. Also, it seems extremely unlike you got an infection from the urine either. Talk to an ID doc for more answers. ...Read more
I have fever and throat pain. My blood results showed I have bacterial infection. Will it heal by itself or should I take medication all the time?
Elderly dementia pt w/catheter due to enlarged prostate blocking urination. Pt now has (high) fever probably due to bacterial infection. What is Tx?
Be evaluated now...: Running fever with indwelling catheter in an elderly deserves an urgent attention for evaluation & counseling so to make sure of no sepsis, catheter obstruction, urethral damage, etc. and to plan how to take care of his bladder function and possible spontaneous voiding-a matter of when & how. More? Seek evaluation/ counseling now, or contact www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC as keycode to login ...Read more
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