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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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High Fever (Definition)

High fever is a symptom in which a person's internal body temperature is quite high, usually above 102 degrees. Influenza (the flu), other infections, or serious inflammation are some conditions that ...Read more


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My father had high fever, and was detected with Filaria. Doctor here suggested 21 day medicinal course. Please suggest if this is ok.

My father had high fever, and was detected with Filaria. Doctor here suggested 21 day medicinal course. Please suggest if this is ok.

Cause: The specific bacterial cause of filaria in your father's case should be delineated and then empirical antibiotics can be prescribed. Some cases need to be treated with local surgical debasement if the antibiotics are not enough. I would hope he can see his MD during the 21 days to check for improvement or worsening. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why does a person run high fever when they are dying?

Why does a person run high fever when they are dying?

Not all: High fever is not always present in people dying. It is likely if the pt has an infection. Fever can be caused by tumors, allergies, antibiotics, autoimmune disorders. ...Read more

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My 9 year old grandson ran a high fever for a few days last week with no other symptoms other than no appetite. Tylenol reduces the fever and it went away after a couple of days. He came home from school yesterday with 101 fever that quickly went away.

My 9 year old grandson ran a high fever for a few days last week with no other symptoms other than no appetite. Tylenol reduces the fever and it went away after a couple of days. He came home from school yesterday with 101 fever that quickly went away.

Time to see doc: For fevers over 100-101 that last more than 4 or 5 days, I strongly recommend seeing his doc. Usually, the fevers with uncomplicated viral illnesses like colds go away within 3-4 days, so the fact that he had high fevers last week and now this week is more concerning. ...Read more

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Was told I had a right lung infraction, I am an asthmatic so what does this mean, ran a high fever but not now.?

Was told I had a right lung infraction, I am an asthmatic so what does this mean, ran a high fever but not now.?

Bronchitis?: Lung infection is a patient known to have asthma makes the functions of the lung worse and may bring on an attack of asthma. Fever means your immune system is trying to fight the infection. Please make an appointment to see your doctor to treat the infection and prevent an exacerbation of asthma. At the same time, keep following the instructions for treatment of asthma. ...Read more

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I have ran a high fever for 4 days, horrible soar throat along with back of tongue pain and tested negative for strep throat. What is wrong?

I have ran a high fever for 4 days, horrible soar throat along with back of tongue pain and tested negative for strep throat. What is wrong?

Pharyngitis: If negative for strep could be dealing with acute viral pharyngitis. This requires just symptomatic management with pain relievers, salt water gargle, tea with honey, lozenges. If fevers and throat pain persist get re-evaluated. ...Read more

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4 hours after my long run yesterday, and after a bath, I started having convulsive chills with high fever which lasted through the night. Why?

4 hours after my long run yesterday, and after a bath, I started having convulsive chills with high fever which lasted through the night. Why?

Better now?: You could have overdone it. Could be toxic metabolic or bacteremia. Drink fluids like Gatorade or juices after a long run. If better today fine. If not and still having fevers, see a doc. Having done a long run sounds like you are generally healthy. If you do these once in a blue moon you are likely to have such phenomena. Be careful dieting at the same time. Urine rust colored? ...Read more

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Do people always run a high fever with a kidney infection?

Do people always run a high fever with a kidney infection?

Usually: Patients with pyelonephritis usually develop fever which lasts until after 3-4 days of effective antibiotic treatment. Elderly patients with pyelonephritis sometimes do not run fevers. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to run a really high fever, loss of appetite, nausea, achy all over? I've been like this for a week now.

What could be causing me to run a really high fever, loss of appetite, nausea, achy all over? I've been like this for a week now.

Influenza?: Symptoms sound typical of flu—fever, generalized aches & pains, lack of energy, loss of appetite. Good new is that it should be over soon (after a week); if not, or getting worse, may have bacterial infection as well, in which case, see doc. Meanwhile, tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID for fever & aches, rest, fluids. Otc theraflu has ingredients that cover several symptoms. Get flu shot this sept/oct. ...Read more

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Can a patient that has brain stem swelling run a high fever and will there be any long term problems from this?

Can a patient that has brain stem swelling run a high fever and will there be any long term problems from this?

Very complicated.: This is a situation which cannot be answered in a few words. There are many potential complications, infectious and otherwise, in a patient with brain swelling (which may not be limited to the brain stem). This sounds like a potentially life-threatening situation and discussing it with the patient, their doctor, or the family would be best. Hope they are better soon. ...Read more

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I am very ill. High fever?

I am very ill. High fever?

See your doctor!: Fever can signify many different illnesses and usually indicates infection and or inflammation. Figuring out what is wrong requires a complete review of other symptoms (cough, sore throat, viral infection. See your primary care physician diarrhea, burning with urination, rashes, etc.) a physical exam and often blood work and testing! High fevers often but not always suggest a viral infection.. ...Read more

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Can high fever risks life?

Can high fever risks life?

High fever: Under certain conditions high fever can cause concern for life such as in meningitis, sepsis. And other conditions. ...Read more

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What causes over a high fever quick!?

What causes over a high fever quick!?

OTC analgesics.: Using over the counter medications such as aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen, will usually bring down fever reasonably rapidly. ...Read more

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Is 99.5 a high fever for a3 month old?

No: This is the high end of normal. Normal temperatures run from 97 to 99.5 with 98.6 as the middle of the curve. For a 3 month old, the temp that is statistically significant is 102.2 or higher alone. If any breathing problems or signs of dehydration or inconsolability or lethargy, these are more important and get seen asap. ...Read more

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I have cold and high fever please help?

I have cold and high fever please help?

Fever: Cold and fever are mostly caused by virus. Antibiotics don't work for viral infections and body has to fight with the virus. Analgesia like paracetamol, rest and fluids are the main key for improvement. If symptoms don't improve or someone develops rashes or chest pain or joint pain or shortness of breath or has any other concerns then get opinion from your doctor. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how to stop a high fever?

Could you tell me how to stop a high fever?

Don't panic: Not sure what you consider a high fever, but likely not a dangerous temperature. Your body makes a temperature to fight off germs, both bacteria and virus, that cause infections. The fever actually helps your immune system work better. Keep yourself well hydrated, as a temperature causes you to need more fluids. See doc in next few days if fever doesn't go away or other symptoms. ...Read more

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I am suffering from high fever. What to do?

I am suffering from high fever. What to do?

See a doctor: See a doctor. The cause needs to be determined and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Is it ok if showering will lower high fever?

Cool bath better: It is a much better approach to take a cool bath as you want to immerse your whole body in the cool water. If your fever is 102 or higher for more than 12 hours, you need to see a doctor to find out what is causing the fever. You probably have an infection and may require antibiotics. You are young and presumably have a healthy immune system that may be able to fight off a minor infection. ...Read more

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What all drugs we has to take for high fever?

What all drugs we has to take for high fever?

See below: Drugs taken for fever include aspirin, acetaminophen (tylenol) and ibuprofen. Aspirin should not be taken if you have chicken pox or influenza. If a high fever lasts more than 2 days see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a high fever. Which medicine should I take?

What's the cause?: While Acetaminophen or Aspirin will bring down your fever, they won't treat the underlying problem. If your fever is truly high, you should see a doctor to find out why you have it. The exception would be for cold or flu, where's there's often no reason to see a doctor unless your symptoms are severe. ...Read more

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I am suffering from high fever and cold. Auggest me a medician..

I am suffering from high fever and cold. Auggest me a medician..

Fever: Drink plenty fluids, stay in bed, have soup, take tylenol (acetaminophen) to lower the fever and if it lasts more than a couple of days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am having dyria n high fever from last 3 daysPlz recomend me tablets?

I am having dyria n high fever from last 3 daysPlz recomend me tablets?

Diarrhea/fever: This needs to be seen by a doctor. Generally viral enteritis is not accompanied by fever. This sounds as if it may be bacterial, in which case the diagnosis and need or not for treatment needs to be determined professionally. Go ASAP. ...Read more

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Does everyone who gets rhematatic fever always have a high fever like 101 +?

Almost always: In nearly all cases temp is elevated to 39 degrees centigrade although a temp of 38 degrees (100.4 f) or higher is significant. ...Read more

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I'm having typhoidi took 10 injections of monocef. I still have a high fever. What should I do?

I'm having typhoidi took 10 injections of monocef. I still have a high fever. What should I do?

More info needed: How was the typhoid diagnosed? After 10 injections of monocef (how many milligram did you receive?), if it was typhoid, the fever should be getting better.

Your fever may be due to something else. I will have to do more test. ...Read more

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Best remedy for a high fever?

Best remedy for a high fever?

Find the cause: The fever might be malaria. That is one cause. The fever might be heat stroke. That is a different cause. The fever might be strep pneumonia. Another cause. The fever could be thyroid storm. This could go on all week. First define the situation. The remedy follows. ...Read more

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What is the best food whan high fever?

Food for fever: First you want to make sure your pstient doesn't dehydrate give him food rivh in water content like fruits andvegetable. Also give high caloric diet to make up for the times he won't want to eat becauseof the fever.As the saying goesfeed afever, starveacold. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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