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When My Father Was Dying He Ran A High Fever
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
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
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
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
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?
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
2yr old has fever blisters & or cold sore blisters in corners of outside mouth. Ran high fever days before what can I do to help her pain & heal?
Cold sores: See your dovtor. He will be sble to prescribe an anti viral ointment to relieve your childs pain and blisters. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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