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When should I consult a doctor when I have a fever?

When should I consult a doctor when I have a fever?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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


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Should I go, to, the doctor with a 100.2 fever?

Should I go, to, the doctor with a 100.2 fever?

See your physician: An elevated temperature can be due many reasons, including the common cold, flu, other infection, medication, autoimmune process, etc. See your physician for an evaluation, to put your mind at ease. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/fever.html ...Read more

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Pls doctor. What drug can I take for typhod fever.

Pls doctor. What drug can I take for typhod fever.

Medications: Two medications which are used in the us are Ciprofloxacin and ceftriaxone. ...Read more

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A 6y child with a low fever. Nothing else so far. Wait or see doctor?

A 6y child with a low fever. Nothing else so far. Wait or see doctor?

Wait and watch: A child with low grade fever likely has a virus, sometimes with no other symptoms. If fever gets higher or something worrisome develops (like vomiting, bad headache, rash or looking just "sick") then definitely talk to or see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long should I wait while having a fever, before seeing a doctor about it?

How long should I wait while having a fever, before seeing a doctor about it?

24-48 hours: Fevers can be caused by a multitude of things. Most commonly viruses, bacteria or fungal infections. This is a normal response to your body fighting infection, however, if you have a fever for more than a few days, you should be evaluated by a physician to see if you need antibiotics, radiology or lab testing, etc. ...Read more

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How long and how high can an adult's fever be before they should see a doctor?

How long and how high can an adult's fever be before they should see a doctor?

2-3 days or >102.5: Prolonged fever without a break for >2 days should prompt a call to your physician, and fever greater than 102.5 should also prompt a call. If the patient is sluggish or confused, take them to the emergency room (skip your doctor's office, as they will just send you on). However, if there are signs of pneumonia (productive cough with fever) or other bacterial infection - go in right away. ...Read more

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My friend have a fever 39.1 degree. Other then seeing the doctor what can she do?

My friend have a fever 39.1 degree. Other then seeing the doctor what can she do?

Lower the temp.: To be comfortable, she may want to take tylenol (acetaminophen) to lower her temperature. Drinking fluids and keeping hydrated is a must. A doctor will evaluate her symptoms and see where it is coming from. ...Read more

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32year old man with fever "fainted" but fell like a stiff board. Should he see a doctor?

32year old man with fever "fainted" but fell like a stiff board. Should he see a doctor?

Fainting versus????: I am surprised to see this question. I would hope that you got this man into a medical facility for evaluation and observation.

First, we need to understand why the fever
second, did this gentleman injure himself in the fall?
Third, has this ever happened to him before?
Fourth, is he on any medications?

This worries me. If not already done so please get this man into health care asap. ...Read more

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Having fever, which medicine should I take for quick relief (i'ts night and cannot go to doctor)?

Acetominophen: Tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) all work for fever and are the only fever reducers available over the counter. Be sure to follow the directions on the package. If fever persists consult a doctor. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me how often should aconite be given when there's a fever present with my 2yr old?

Doctors can you tell me how often should aconite be given when there's a fever present with my 2yr old?

Aconite & fever: I assume you're speaking of homeopathic aconite, and not the raw herb (which would be poisonous, whereas the homeopathic remedy is not). First, not every fever needs to be treated, and you also need to be sure what the fever is from. For instance if the fever is from meningitis, the child need antibiotics. When used for viral uri-related fevers, a 30c potency could be used every couple of hours. ...Read more

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My baby is 9Months old and has a fever of 39.8 degrees, what should I do and when do I rush her to the doctor?

My baby is 9Months old and has a fever of 39.8 degrees, what should I do and when do I rush her to the doctor?

Need to be checked: 9 months old baby with fever of 39.8 needs too be checked by her pediatrician. As long as the baby is otherwise acting normal.feeding well and is playfull. You can use Tylenol drops for fever and have the baby checked by pediatrician next day in office. ...Read more

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My 20 montha old son has a week with on and off fever. Already took him to his doctor and meds given are not helping. What should I do?

My 20 montha old son has a week with on and off fever. Already took him to his doctor and meds given are not helping. What should I do?

Off and On Fever: Most febrile illnesses in younger children r caused by viruses and gen resolve in 7- 10 days. Watch for signs accompanying fever such as cough, vomiting, poor appetite or bumps/rashes on body or ulcers in mouth and hydration.
If he doesn't look "sick" and perks up when fever is down, u may cont observation w fluids and fever meds a few more days and expect him to recover soon, may be w a new rash! ...Read more

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Hello Doc, I usually have fever at night running temperature 101 at night and become normal temperature in the morning. What should I do?

Hello Doc, I usually have fever at night running temperature 101 at night and become normal temperature in the morning. What should I do?

Persistent fever?: If you have documented fever of over 100 degrees on more than 3-5 days, you might have a serious illness which will require you to get a medical check up and your doctor will need to run some tests to make sure that you do not have Infection (common cause) or cancer (uncommon cause, only considered if fever has been going on for more than 2-3 weeks). ...Read more

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My son woke up with a fever of 100.7. He was covered up during the night. Should I wait a bit to take his temperature again or take him to a doctor?

My son woke up with a fever of 100.7. He was covered up during the night. Should I wait a bit to take his temperature again or take him to a doctor?

Uncover and wait: Taking a rectal temperature 10-20 minutes after unbundling can help you determine if this is truly a fever or not. Rectal temperatures above 100.4 in babies under 2 months of age should be considered a medical emergency! ...Read more

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My niece is been having chronic chills but no fever for the past 4 months and none of her doctors are able to find out the cause. Any clue? Plz help

My niece is been having chronic chills but no fever for the past 4 months and none of her doctors are able to find out the cause. Any clue? Plz help

Chronic chills: My major concern would be tuberculosis or other mycobacterium. There are also many other causes too numerous to mention in this short communication. ...Read more

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Is there any doctor available right now URGENT? I am an indian getting high grade fever every night since last 3 days but in day everything is normal.

See a doctor.: Your symptoms indicate possibly malaria or on occasion tuberculosis. You need to see a doctor for test to find out and treat you. ...Read more

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Dear doctor my son suffering from fever from 2 years. He having 102°/97°.We bringing to many doctors. They saw him and didn't diognose the problem. So?

Dear doctor my son suffering from fever from 2 years. He having 102°/97°.We bringing to many doctors. They saw him and didn't diognose the problem. So?

Fever: He has what we call a fever of unknown origin. He needs to see a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist and/or a Pediatric a Immunologist. ...Read more

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Baby girl gets high fevers of 106 and its a pattern. I feel angry at doctors for saying its just viral when there's no other sympton. She cries all day?

Baby girl gets high fevers of 106 and its a pattern. I feel angry at doctors for saying its just viral when there's no other sympton. She cries all day?

Hard to diagnose: Brain damage from a fever is extremely unlikely. It's not unusual for a sick toddler to run a temperature of 104 or even 105 degrees f. Most children can tolerate a temperature of slightly greater than 107 degrees f without long-term effects from the fever. Keep in mind that a fever is not an illness — it's a way for the body to fight disease. See another md if not getting the support you need. ...Read more

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Off and on fever for 3 days. Says he feels fine and looks to be fine. Maybe a little loss of apatite but that's it. What could this be. No ins for doc?

Off and on fever for 3 days. Says he feels fine and looks to be fine. Maybe a little loss of apatite but that's it. What could this be. No ins for doc?

Keep observing: Most fevers in children are caused by viral infections which can last for several days. As long as she is hydrated, not I'll appearing, and not having any other changes in her behavior he should be fine to keep watching at home. Make sure you are adequately dosing with Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen ...Read more

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My grandma, had fever for two days, doctor says not to worry, her whole body feels so hot, and fever always return after 3-4hours, any care I can give her?

My grandma, had fever for two days, doctor says not to worry, her whole body feels so hot, and fever always return after 3-4hours, any care I can give her?

Fever: Recurring fevers need evaluation, urine sample at the least to evaluate for urinary tract infection. Okay to see another doc in your plan/practice or take grandma to miner er/urgent care. Be well. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does rheumatic fever feel like?

Can doctors tell me what does rheumatic fever feel like?

Fever, fatigue,: Fever, fatigue, rashes, skin lumps, arthritis are all signs, but occur in many other diseases. ...Read more

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What if my fevers getting higher sshould I see the doctor?

How high?: At some point, you need to find out the cause of the fever and treat it. If temp is going over 100.4, and it makes you uncomfortable, take 2 tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) but if it continues to bump back up when the tylenol (acetaminophen) wears off, you need to consider other sources of infection! Could be bladder, bronchitis, pneumonia...Some of which might need antibiotics to clear it! ...Read more

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Should I go to doc for 103 fever even though I didn't take fever reducer?

Should I go to doc for 103 fever even though I didn't take fever reducer?

Fever: If you are having other symptoms which may be related to your fever, you should be seen. A fever is the body's way of treating infections. If you are otherwise well, your fever can be treated for comfort. All the best and be seen if you have other symptoms or risk factors. ...Read more

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71 yr old female with sporadic low grade fevers ranging from 99.5 to 101.6 several times a month. Doctors cannot find cause. Normal or not?

71 yr old female with sporadic low grade fevers ranging from 99.5 to 101.6 several times a month. Doctors cannot find cause. Normal or not?

Diagnostics w/ fever: The key is to get to the doctors or have the tests done WHEN you have the fever- this is the time to 'capture' what is causing the problem. You may be needing a second opinion by this time - and an Infectious Diseases doctor is the type of doc you need. If there are other symptoms that could be clues - be sure to mention those. Hope you can get a diagnosis and some real treatment. Take care. ...Read more