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What are the causes of recurring fever?

What are the causes of recurring fever?

Many: Tick borne relapsing fever and louse borne relapsing fever are caused by spirochetes, a type of bacteria. There are many other causes of recurring fevers due to infectious and non-infectious diseases. Anyone having unexplained recurring fevers should see their doctor. ...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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What does a recurring fever, every couple of days, for over a week, mean in a child?

What does a recurring fever, every couple of days, for over a week, mean in a child?

Need more info: What other symptoms does the child have, how old is the child, how high the fever, is it really fever, etc.? If this keeps up, have your family doctor or pediatrician see the child. ...Read more

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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Don't panic! Most fever is uncomfortable, but harmless.
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Take the appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen
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Try cool compresses -- they may be soothing
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See your doc if fever is greater than 102 for more than 2 days
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What can be done for a recurring fever?

What can be done for a recurring fever?

FUO!: Fever of unknown origin is one of the most fascinating diagnostic puzzles, and the most satisfying, if the cause is indentified. Some are infectious, forms of arthritis, inflammatory disease of the intestines, many other autoimmune diseases, and cancer. You need to be evaluated quickly. Symptomatic rx should be tried (ie. Aleve), but this is not the solution. Treating the cause primary! ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a recurring fever?

What does it mean if I have a recurring fever?

Depends: Tick borne relapsing fever and louse borne relapsing fever are caused by spirochetes, a type of bacteria. There are many other causes of recurring fevers due to infectious and non-infectious diseases. Anyone having unexplained recurring fevers should see their doctor. ...Read more

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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Take an anti-pyretic like Tylenol or Paracetamol regularly
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Use a cold compress
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Treat the source of infection
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Could my recurring fever be due to herpes?

Could my recurring fever be due to herpes?

Yes.: Fever commonly accompanies and outbreak of herpes, but remember too that the fever, caused perhaps by another illness, depresses your immune system, which brings out the herpes lesion. Hence the term: "fever blister.". ...Read more

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Could a spider bite cause a recurring fever?

Could a spider bite cause a recurring fever?

See below: For u s spiders, this is unlikely unless a secondary infection occurs and is not treated adequately. If this is going on, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Infants & children with fever must see a Doctor immediately.
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Avoid Aspirin-containing products in children & adolescents
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What could cause a recurring fever / headache every few weeks?

What could cause a recurring fever / headache every few weeks?

Fever recurring: Unexplained recurring fever should always be investigated to rule out significant disease. Call your doctor to report this. ...Read more

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Recurring Fever (Definition)

Recurring fever is a symptom in which a person's fever comes and goes, usually with a pattern, such as twice a day, once a day, once every two days, ...Read more

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