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What would the longest a fever can last in children be?

What would the longest a fever can last in children be?

Depends...: Fever of unknown origin is typically diagnosed after a fever of 4-6 weeks without any discernable cause; however, the grade of fever is an important characteristic. Most febrile illnesses last no more than 1-2 weeks; so you should have the child examined by his/her pediatrician to help discern the cause and prescribe treatment. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

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


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What is the longest a fever can last?

What is the longest a fever can last?

Due to what?: Fever is a symptom of some abnormal process. You need to see a doctor who will do a thorough history and physical and answer any questions you might have. ...Read more

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How long is a fever contagious? I had 102 last night and now I have 99. I work with children...Is taking a rest day a good idea

How long is a fever contagious? I had 102 last night and now I have 99. I work with children...Is taking a rest day a good idea

Yes: Most viral illnesses are likely spreading live virus in the saliva and respiratory secretions for up to 24 hours after the fever stops. Good hand washing and wearing a mask can contain most of the spread, but a 24 hour period fever free is considered the best way to stop spread. If the issue were something like strep throat, treatment would need to be underway for 24 hrs before it was contained. ...Read more

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Does fever in children stay the same during the cold virus. My 3 year olds fever was 100.5 first 3 days and 102.5 the last 2. His congestion is better?

Does fever in children stay the same during the cold virus. My 3 year olds fever was 100.5 first 3 days and 102.5 the last 2. His congestion is better?

It cycles: Viruses are actually famous for having cyclic fevers, up one minute and gone the next. That's why schools have a 24 hour no-fever policy, since it can be difficult to tell if the illness is truly gone or if it's just in a "down cycle". As long as the fever responds 2-3 degrees to tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and other symptoms are improving, he should be fine. ...Read more

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My son had some upper respiratory issues, I thought it was hay fever. I treated him with children's Benadryl before bed last night, and today I got a call from the school nurse saying he had hives. I suspect he is actually allergic to the Benadryl, since

My son had some upper respiratory issues, I thought it was hay fever. I treated him with children's Benadryl before bed last night, and today I got a call from the school nurse saying he had hives. I suspect he is actually allergic to the Benadryl, since

Unlikely: In decades of treating children I have never seen one allergic to this allergy med. I suppose there could be a reaction to a preservative or dye in any liquid form, but the idea doesn't make sense. Any hives he has may be related to either the illness (mycoplasma can produce hives), a new food or drink or a separate exposure at home or school. ...Read more

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Do I need to get flu shots for my children again this year? Last year I got the flu shot for my 3 children. They did not ever get the flu. Do I have to get them the shot again this year? .

Do I need to get flu shots for my children again this year? Last year I got the flu shot for my 3 children. They did not ever get the flu. Do I have to get them the shot again this year? .

Sounds: Sounds like the flu shot worked for you children. Flu shots are recommended each year, unless there are medical contraindications, because the strain of viruses that cause the flu differ each year. Based on previous years outbreaks, an analysis is done to identify potential virus threats for the coming year so that the drug companies can manufacture a vaccine specific to the threat. ...Read more

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I have fever for last 2 days.

I have fever for last 2 days.

More info needed: Fever can have a variety of causes, but it's commonly associated with infection. Your doctor will take a thorough history, perform a physical exam and order appropriate tests to determine the cause. Fever in an adult is usually a significant finding, so please see the doctor. ...Read more

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I have fever for last 2 days?

I have fever for last 2 days?

Fever 2 days.: I have fever for last 2 days? ANS: never tell us you have a fever. Give us the number. 100 is OK 107 is not. Happy to do live video consult which will help a lot figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Not cantrol fever last 5 day?

Not cantrol fever last 5 day?

See a doctor!: The site of infection would determine the treatment. Not all fever is an infection that requires antibiotic therapy so I would see a doctor if fever persists to decide if an infection is present or if there is another reason for this problem. Most fevers without severe symptoms are usually viral infections that go away within 3-7 days. ...Read more

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I am having fever frm last week?

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I am having fever frm last week?

Get it evaluated: If you are having prolonged bouts of fever, you should get evaluated by a doctor to see what the root cause may be. Once you get past about a week, you're getting out of the duration for most self-limited viral infections. ...Read more

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How long does a fever normally last?

How long does a fever normally last?

Depends on cause: Fever is a symptom of many pathologic processes. The lenght of febrile episode is determined by the underlying cause. If a fever has lasted more than a couple of days, see your doctor. ...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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How long should fevers from teething last?

How long should fevers from teething last?

? Teething Fever?: I'm not convinced kids have teething fever & if they do it would be low grade at most. Since teething can encompass the first 3 yrs & the are due for 5-7 respiratory & 3 diarrheal illness/yr at the same time there is bound to be some overlap. I would be concerned with persistent fever in a kid whose feeding & activity decline & want that kid seen. If playful & happy during the process, just monitor. ...Read more

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What is a fever temperature in children considered?

What is a fever temperature in children considered?

100.4 R: Most will consider the core temperature (rectal) the most accurate reflection of real body temperature. At 100.4 r, it has moved outside the accepted range for normal. ...Read more

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Why my last 2 colds have given me a fever when sick?

Can happen.: Cold can be from various reasons like allergies, vasomotor rhinitis, and infections. If the cause is infection then fever is likely. Fever is either absent or a low grade with most of the virus infections, except with viruses like flu. If a bacterial infection is involved on top of the cold then fever can be high. ...Read more

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I am having fever for the last three days. Nothing is working. Help?

See details: If you are concerned, see a doctor. Fevers are caused by numerous problems but it sounds like you have a viral syndrome. Drink fluids, take Acetaminophen and rest. ...Read more

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I am having fever for last 2 weeks. The fever is very mild. What is it?

Fever: Without giving us how high the temp is we t can't givie you definitive answer. Your temp may bein the realm of normal. Writeback. ...Read more

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How many degrees celsius and farenheit is considered a fever in children?

How many degrees celsius and farenheit is considered a fever in children?

Depends on age: In young infants up to a month of age anything above 38 degrees celsius or 100.4 degrees fahrenheit via rectal temp is considered a fever. In a child from one month of age and above, fever is anything above 38.2 celsius or 100.7 fahrenheit. ...Read more

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How long should a fever last? 4 y/o has had a fever since saturday. As high as 104.8.

How long should a fever last? 4 y/o has had a fever since saturday. As high as 104.8.

Fever for 5 days: That fever has been quite a while. And the fever is quite significant. Please go to your pediatrician today and have your baby evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pls help my son won't go down his fever since last nyt 37.9- 38 do I have to to emergency?

Is the temp with med: A one year old with temp of 38 without meds, and if the child is feeling and acting normal--eating and drinking--can be observed for the next day.
If the temp is 38 with meds--then medical evaluation is advisable to check for ear infection, or some other type of infection.

The virus that is racing through the country can start with fever and cough.

If any?, then take for evaluation. ...Read more

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In the morninng I get up fine but by noon I start feeling achey and with fever I have been feeling like this since last thur?

In the morninng I get up fine but by noon I start feeling achey and with fever I have been feeling like this since last thur?

Difficult diagnosis: It would be very difficult to give you a diagnosis here. There are too many questions that need to be answered when there is fever and aches with nothing else for several days. ...Read more

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I get feverish every time I return from a long bus or train journey and the fever usually lasts for a day or two. What does this symptom suggest?

I get feverish every time I return from a long bus or train journey and the fever usually lasts for a day or two. What does this symptom suggest?

Inflammation: Feeling feverish after a long trip does not necessarily indicate an infection but most likely an inflammatory condition or possibly an allergic condition and so I would verify your temperature with a thermometer and look for any other signs of respiratory problems such as cough source of breath wheezing ...Read more

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My temp is usually around 97.9 and 98. Something but the last 3 or 4 mornings I haven't felt the greatest and its been about 99.5. Is this a fever?

My temp is usually around 97.9 and 98. Something but the last 3 or 4 mornings I haven't felt the greatest and its been about 99.5. Is this a fever?

Yes: Slight though. Most likely some infectious (viral) process that is going on. Hopefully, it will go back to normal in a couple of days. Drink plenty of fluids and take extra rest. ...Read more

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My son is 3 and has been pretty sick the last 2 days. His fever has gone down some but he isn't able to keep any food or drinks down. What do I do?

My son is 3 and has been pretty sick the last 2 days. His fever has gone down some but he isn't able to keep any food or drinks down. What do I do?

Have him seen: If your son hasn't been able to hold down any food or drinks for 2 days, he needs to be seen by his pediatrician or family doctor. Children can become dehydrated and get sicker -- better to be cautious, from your description. ...Read more

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Can you get lowgrade fever from chronicstress (that has been going on since last june that started with bad pregnancybaby loss-and now own health issu?

Not likely: Stress should not cause fever. Things that can cause low fever are infection, immune system activation (autoimmune problems), and some medications. It is important find a doctor that will take the time to work with you and find the source of the problem. ...Read more