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What is dingy fever?

What is dingy fever?

Tropical virus: Dengue fever is a common tropical viral infection occurring after a single mosquito bite.There are >100 countries where dengue is active.Most initial infections are mild while repeat infections can be severe or deadly. Avoiding mosquito bites is the best way to prevent dengue fever.There is no vaccine.Symptoms resemble flu & may include a rash.Dengue may begin upto 14 days after return from travel. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...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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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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I have fever?

I have fever?

MANY POSSIBILITIES: The cause of your fever should be evaluated for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have fever?

I have fever?

Use thermometer: Sometimes it is difficult to tell if you have a fever (sometimes it is obvious). If a person is unclear, there are many good thermometers available at the drug store that can confirm if a fever is present or not. A fever can be related to a viral or bacterial infection and in rare cases other non-infectious causes. If fever is very high or persistent, seek care to determine next best course. ...Read more

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I have fever?

I have fever?

And?: Ok, and? What would you like to know. Fever is a very vague term - how high, what are your other symptoms. How did it start? ...Read more

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I have fever?

I  have fever?

It can be checked: To determine if a person has a fever (above normal body temperature) requires a thermometer. Just touching the forehead is not very predictive. There are various thermometers---some can be place on in the ear, some over the temporal artery, some in the mouth and rectal temperatures. These thermometers are available without a prescription and affordable. ...Read more

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What is fever?

What is fever?

Fever: Defined in many different ways. My preference is a body temperature which in the course of 24 hours either fails to fall as low as 98.6 f, or reaches 100 f. If you define it in a clinically relevant fashion, that depends on the particular illness or condition being examined. ...Read more

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What is fever?

What is fever?

See below: Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A fever is when the temperature is above 99.5 f. ...Read more

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What is fever?

What is fever?

Fever?: 29 F Asks: What is fever? ANS: an elevated body temperature for you. Sign of many illnesses. But must be measured with an accurate thermometer. Mercury is still the best. Available for 2nd opinion anytime. ...Read more

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What is fever?

What is fever?

Rise in temperature: For minor illnesses like a cold, fever and aches go away by themselves. Most people use over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin, or Advil for relief of such symptoms. If a person has a strep throat infection or a bacterial sinus infection, antibiotics are the treatment. A doctor can evaluate to give a diagnosis, especially if a person has more than minor, temporary fevers. ...Read more

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What is fever?

What is fever?

See below: It is an elevation in your body temperature. ...Read more

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What is fever?

What is fever?

Rise in temperature: For minor illnesses like a cold, fever and aches go away by themselves. Most people use over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin, or Advil for relief of such symptoms. If a person has a strep throat infection or a bacterial sinus infection, antibiotics are the treatment. A doctor can evaluate to give a diagnosis, especially if a person has more than minor, temporary fevers. ...Read more

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What is fever?

What is fever?

Rise in temperature: For minor illnesses like a cold, fever and aches go away by themselves. Most people use over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin, or Advil for relief of such symptoms. If a person has a strep throat infection or a bacterial sinus infection, antibiotics are the treatment. A doctor can evaluate to give a diagnosis, especially if a person has more than minor, temporary fevers. ...Read more

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What is fever?

What is fever?

Rise in temperature: For minor illnesses like a cold, fever and aches go away by themselves. Most people use over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin, or Advil for relief of such symptoms. If a person has a strep throat infection or a bacterial sinus infection, antibiotics are the treatment. A doctor can evaluate to give a diagnosis, especially if a person has more than minor, temporary fevers. ...Read more