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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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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 son who is 7 yrs old has been running a high fever but nothing else is wrong what do u think it is?

My son who is 7 yrs old has been running a high fever but nothing else is wrong what do u think it is?

Many possibilities: Statistically, the most common cause of fever in a kid will be a viral infection.Realistically, the only way to identify the fever's source is for the kid to have an evaluation by a physician. If the kid acts normally, engaging in play & taking fluids & feeds well you can monitor the issue at home. If this changes an evaluation could be planned. ...Read more

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My boy (2 yrs old) is running a high fever 39.6 degree , there is no signs from outside, what should I do?

My boy (2 yrs old) is running a high fever 39.6 degree , there is no signs from outside, what should I do?

Depends: Fever, by itself, is rarely harmful. What you need to be concerned about is: what is causing the fever. A temp of 39.6 could be from a cold or could be from meningitis. If your child is acting "sick" then you should call your doctor for further advice. If he is running around and acting fine without any other symptoms, then it should be safe to just monitor her for a day or two. ...Read more

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Okay i had a UTI sunday was running a high fever of 104.7 and my fever bounces from 102, 103, to 100. And I am still running a low fever today of 101?

So: Your immune system is likely fighting some viral or bacterial infection in your body. Your body usually will let you know where it is. The exception would be hidden cancer or autoimmune condition, need to be evaluated and treated for fever now. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is my daughter running a high fever and has been on an antibiotic for 4 days now?

Why is my daughter running a high fever and has been on an antibiotic for 4 days now?

Depends: If her fevers go away with meds and she otherwise looks ok, it is probably viral. Viral infections do not go away with antibiotics at all. They just have to "run it's course". If fever is not decreasing by day five or if your child looks bad even when not having a fever, check with your doctor. There are other things that could be causing it as well. ...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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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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If your heart rate goes 120 and up per min can it cause a high fever? Is it weird that I'm still running a high fever and it been a month

If your heart rate goes 120 and up per min can it cause a high fever? Is it weird that I'm still running a high fever and it been a month

Other way around: typically high fever causes fast heart rate. The rule of thumb is 10 beats/min per degree Fahrenheit of fever. A fever lasting more than a month should definitely prompt evaluation. ...Read more

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