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What could cause reoccurring fevers with no other symptoms?

What could cause reoccurring fevers with no other symptoms?

Periodic fevers: There are conditions where a fever may occur on a regular basis time wise-called periodic fever syndromes. These are complicated and you should discuss these with the pediatrician. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more


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My children had fever for 24 hrs and then down to low body temp. This has been happening for 5 days. Temps go between 95.9-97.8 what could cause this?

My children had fever for 24 hrs and then down to low body temp. This has been happening for 5 days. Temps go between 95.9-97.8 what could cause this?

Fever: Your child may be fighting off a virus or other mild infection. If the fever is over 101, your child is contagious until it stays below 101 for 24 hours. 98.6 is an average body temperature (which means that there is a range of normal temps). If he is acting fine, you can usually just observe and see if he has any other symptoms. A virus will usually run its course in 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Can fevers cause seizures in children?

Can fevers cause seizures in children?

Yes: Febrile seizures occur if their is rapid rise of fever, in some kids. ...Read more

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What causes a rash in children after an episode of fever?

What causes a rash in children after an episode of fever?

Usually viruses: It is not uncommon with several viruses for rashes to appear sometimes during the illness sometimes when the fever ends. If there is any question consult your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I really want to know the causes of a fever. How do children of the age of 12 get fevers at 38.9 degrees. How do you get rid of it?

I really want to know the causes of a fever. How do children of the age of 12 get fevers at 38.9 degrees. How do you get rid of it?

Fever- see doc?: When to see a doctor when your child has a fever?

Depends on the age and how the child is doing:

http://www.parenting.com/health-guide/fever/when-call-doctor ...Read more

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Can a swollen gum cause fever in children?

Can a swollen gum cause fever in children?

Yes: Swollen gums is a sign of infection and infections cause fever. It could also be due to a tooth erupting in which case a fever is common but not due to an infection. Take your child to a dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Could high fever and vomiting cause high blood sugar in non diabetic children?

Could high fever and vomiting cause high blood sugar in non diabetic children?

Stress response: During any illness a kid may have a stress response that includes the inflow of stress hormones into the blood. Epinephrine & cortisol both tend to elevate blood sugars during the stress period. Any elevation would revert to normal after the stress has subsided. ...Read more

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What would cause reoccuring sickness in child: high fever, nasal/chest cong. Seems to come on about every 6wks. Neg for strep/flu. Seasonal allergies?

What would cause reoccuring sickness in child: high fever, nasal/chest cong. Seems to come on about every 6wks. Neg for strep/flu. Seasonal allergies?

Not allergies: Allergies would not cause fever. I would want to know the following: how old is the child? How long has this been going on? Any other lab work, specifically a blood count? Any other symptoms, such as swollen glands, sores in the mouth, rashes, joint swelling? How high is the fever? Recurrent fevers of unknown origin are sometimes referred to pediatric infectious disease specialists. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause low grade fever in children? Specifically: tree pollen, sneezy, snotty runny nose, and a 99.4 temp.

Can seasonal allergies cause low grade fever in children? Specifically: tree pollen, sneezy, snotty runny nose, and a 99.4 temp.

Remember: 99.4 is not a fever. Anything above 100.4 degrees f is considered a fever. Allergies don't normally cause fevers unless there is overlapping viral or bacterial illness, then it would ...Read more

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What causes cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and throat of children?

What causes cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and throat of children?

Herpes virus: Herpetic stomatitis is a contagious viral illness caused by herpes virus hominis (also herpes simplex virus, hsv). It is seen mainly in young children. This condition is probably a child's first exposure to the herpes virus. The sores occur in the mouth and throat. ...Read more

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What can cause reoccurring flu like symptoms come and go monthly?

What can cause reoccurring flu like symptoms come and go monthly?

Need more info: If you are having unexplained fever, chills, sweats and body aches (assuming unrelated to menses or ovulation) then see md to exclude autoimmune disorder. ...Read more

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Tested for autoimmune and reoccurring chest/sinus/flu illness cause. Low gamma globulin and IgG but normal subclasses, is this significant to symptoms?

See allergist/immuno: Thought I have answered a very similar question. You need to get tested on how your body responds to vaccination (usually pneumococcal and tetanus toxoid) since it is not just the quantity but the function of your IgG which matters the most. A B/C allergist should be able to handle this for you ...Read more

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What poss causes my rt breast to have 3 reoccurrences of red, fevered, hard, sore, swollen breast aft bilateral mastectomy?

What poss causes my rt breast to have 3 reoccurrences of red, fevered, hard, sore, swollen breast aft bilateral mastectomy?

Time dependent: If these are happening soon after the surgery, it may have something to do with the body absorbing sutures. If the surgery was a while ago, then it may be areas of abscess, usually from oil glands that cannot drain. It is something that most surgeons would want to see, especially when it is happening. ...Read more

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What poss causes my rt breast to have 3 reoccurrences of red, fevered, hard, sore, swollen breast aft bilateral mastectomy?

What poss causes my rt breast to have 3 reoccurrences of red, fevered, hard, sore, swollen breast aft bilateral mastectomy?

See your doctor: This cannot be answered without being in front of a physician. I recommend you contact your surgeon, plastic surgeon or oncologist so they can examine you and evaluate you appropriately. This can be anything ranging from infection to cancer. Please get checked out. ...Read more

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What could cause recurring fevers?

What could cause recurring fevers?

Many causes: Infections like malaria and relapsing fever, tumors, auto immune diseases are among a long list of causes. ...Read more

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Why does overtiredness cause fevers?

Why does overtiredness cause fevers?

Likely vice versa: More than likely fever is causing fatigue. Fever is often an indication that the body is trying to fight off an infection of some kind--the infection or other stress on the body produces fatigue. ...Read more

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What causes recurring evening fevers?

What causes recurring evening fevers?

There are many: There are many causes of night or evening sweats including but not limited to medications, tb, lymphoma, cancers, infections and metabolic conditions etc. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are fevers and what causes them?

What are fevers and what causes them?

Reaction: Fever is an abnormal elevation of the body temperature. Most of the time it is caused by an infection of some sort but there are many non-infectious causes as well. In response to certain chemicals in the blood, the brain resets the temperature of the body to a higher level, constricts the blood vessels in the skin and directs the muscles to twitch causing chills. This produces heat ...Read more

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What diseases could cause a child to have a fevers for 2 weeks?

What diseases could cause a child to have a fevers for 2 weeks?

Infections: It is always very concerning when a neonate has fever.
At this age it raises concerns as infants do not have a fully developed immune system, and it could be a severe infection.
If your 2 week old has fever over 100.5 rectal you need to go se your baby's doc or go to the E.R. ...Read more

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What causes fever?

What causes fever?

Fever is like..: Fever is like an alarm. It is set off in your brain as a response of something that is "bothering" your body, something that your body is detecting is not right. Examples of triggers are infections, inflammations of joints and tissues, cancer, allergies. In summary, any potential insult that is out of the normal healthy state of your body can cause fever. ...Read more

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What causes fever in a child?

Increase metabolism: Fever is a created by the increase in metabolism used to fight infection. The increase drives up the heart rate (more blood carrying immune factors &white cells around), increases respiratory rate (adding more oxygen to the effort). Germs whether virus or bacteria don't generally reproduce as fast when the body gets hot. This response probably developed over time as those capable of fever did better. ...Read more

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What can cause frequent fever?

What can cause frequent fever?

How frequent?: Patterns of fever can be helpful in diagnosis. Do you mean frequent but clearly separate episodes of fever? Do you mean almost everyday for several weeks? Once every other day or every third day? A fever diary and associated symptoms can also help. ...Read more

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Evening rise fever cause of t.B?

Evening rise fever cause of t.B?

See a doctor: If you are having regular nocturnal fevers and these are documented you need a full clinical evaluation. Tuberculosis can cause this, but so can many other illnesses. Please get seen. ...Read more

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What temperature is a fever in children?

What temperature is a fever in children?

Fever- see doc?: When to see a doctor when your child has a fever?

Depends on the age and how the child is doing:

http://www.parenting.com/health-guide/fever/when-call-doctor ...Read more

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Can adrenal issues cause low grade fevers?

Can adrenal issues cause low grade fevers?

Generally not: Adrenal gland "issues" are not common. If you have low grade fevers they are usually due to infection or inflammation. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What in your body actually causes a fever?

What in your body actually causes a fever?

Brain regulator: Your body temperature is regulated by an area in your brain called the hypothalamus. Blood flows past this area constantly & the sensors decide from that input whether you need to perspire & release heat or generate fever to speed your metabolism & fight an illness. ...Read more

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What causes a fever with no other symptoms?

What causes a fever with no other symptoms?

Many things: Extensive physical exercise will generate elevation of body temperatures, and any form of inflammation, whether infectious or not. ...Read more