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Will a heat wave give me a fever?

Will a heat wave give me a fever?

Hyperthermia: A heat wave can cause hyperthermia, an increase in core body temperature. This is sometimes called heat stroke and is a potentially life-threatening emergency and must be treated immediately by reducing your core body temp.
A fever is a physiologic response to infection that originates inside the brain's "thermostat." a fever is a natural response and often requires no treatment at all. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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


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Heat beating fast. Related to fever?

Heat beating fast. Related to fever?

Yes: Rapid heart rate or tachycardia can be caused by fever. However, if you also have chest pain, dizziness or a fever above 102, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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What's the difference btw a fever and a heat flash?

What's the difference btw a fever and a heat flash?

The cause: Fever is caused by your body to react against something such as infection. Heat or hot flashes is caused by changing levels of hormones in situations such as excitement, embarrassment, pregnancy, menopause... ...Read more

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Should the feeling of an internal heat or fever be cause for concern?

Should the feeling of an internal heat or fever be cause for concern?

Heat or fever: Yes, you should be concerned but not for long.
Please call your primary doctor, or if not available today or tomorrow please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility.
Should be cared for quickly. ...Read more

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Can being outside in the heat make a fever return in a baby?

Can being outside in the heat make a fever return in a baby?

Not unless dehydrate: External environmental temperatures will not generally elevate body temperatures unless you become dehydrated. If a baby has a fever it is almost always the result of some infection, most often viral, gut if they have other symptoms, see a pediatrician or family doctor. ...Read more

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How do you treat a 'fever' that is a result of being in heat for too long?

How do you treat a 'fever' that is a result of being in heat for too long?

Cool off: If that is truely the only reason for increased temperature, then cool shower / swim / tub are best option. Be careful, as heat exposure enough to raise temp can cause heat injury / exhaustion or stroke. ...Read more

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My wife feels really hot especially in the upper body. Sometimes I can feel this heat and sonetimes not. She has no signs of fever. It's been 3 weeks.

My wife feels really hot especially in the upper body. Sometimes I can feel this heat and sonetimes not. She has no signs of fever. It's been 3 weeks.

Could be many things: She needs to get checked out. Touch is not a very good test of temperature since it is dependent on feeling the difference between tow objects. A more objective test might be required. Also, a simple body temperature reading like temporal or oral temperature would be more objective. A complete exam with possibly some lab tests like a blood count and cmp may also help sort out what is going on. ...Read more

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My body is hot to the touch but no fever has been like this for several months I don't know what's wrong. My boyfriend can't stand to be near me bc of the heat. He says when I touch him feels like fire?

My body is hot to the touch but no fever has been like this for several months I don't know what's wrong. My boyfriend can't stand to be near me bc of the heat. He says when I touch him feels like fire?

Thyroid?: This could potentially be a thyroid issue. If you are intolerant to heat, losing weight, not sleeping this would lead me to believe that this is your thyroid. None the less it may be of benefit to be evaluated for a metabolic problem. ...Read more

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Heat or fever coming from under my ribs through my back?

Heat or fever coming from under my ribs through my back?

Question unclear: If you are asking for a diagnosis the facts are insufficient to even offer a guess. Strongly suggest you make a list of all of your symptoms, particularly if you have recorded elevated temps, and take these with yourself to your local pcp. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Heat beating fast this morning. Some fever and headache too. I was fine yesterday?

Heat beating fast this morning.  Some fever and headache too.  I was fine yesterday?

Infection?: Sounds as if you may be developing a viral illness, but without more information, hard to tell. Drink plenty of clear liquids, rest, take Aspirin or acetaminophen, and if you get much worse see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Could excessive chemotherapy cause my skin to radiate more heat without increasing my core temperature of giving me a fever? It seems to do so.

Could excessive chemotherapy cause my skin to radiate more heat without increasing my core temperature of giving me a fever? It seems to do so.

No not at all: Chemo does not have any such effects on your body. Seek your oncologist's advice. This will further reassure you and it will all settle down soon and your body will be back to normal. ...Read more

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Don't say it's mental cus I was fine 2 days ago. It started it with life like night terrors now seeing stuff? Heat rate is fast then slow semi fever?

Don't say it's mental cus I was fine 2 days ago. It started it with life like night terrors now seeing stuff? Heat rate is fast then slow semi fever?

No, not mental: Nobody can diagnose this as mental unless common things are ruled out first like simple infection, thyroid disease and excessive intake of stimulants like coffee and decongestants. ...Read more

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Last summer I got a sever upper respiratory illness, 6 weeks. Had fever, but was in 100 d heat 12hrs a day. Fever from illness or heat? Coughed fluid.

Last summer I got a sever upper respiratory illness, 6 weeks. Had fever, but was in 100 d heat 12hrs a day. Fever from illness or heat? Coughed fluid.

Probably infection: High temperatures will raise your body temperature, but usually minimally unless you are becoming dehydrated or not sweating adequately (which is one way the body loses heat). No guarantee, but it sounds like this was related to infection. ...Read more

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2 1/2 year old spent 4 hours outside yesterday. Today has 102 fever. No other symptoms. Could this be from heat? Should we go to urgent care?

2 1/2 year old spent 4 hours outside yesterday. Today has 102 fever. No other symptoms. Could this be from heat? Should we go to urgent care?

Illness: Being outdoors in the heat is not why your 21/2 yr old has fever. It is likely starting an illness. Call your doctor or have him seen. Not an emergency. ...Read more

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Wondering if excessive heat can make him run a fever & have body aches along with hot & cold chills?

Wondering if excessive heat can make him run a fever & have body aches along with hot & cold chills?

Multiple reasons: Certainly heat exhaustion, severe dehydration and infection are possibilities. Acute, sudden onset suggests infection ; however, heat exposure must be evaluated clinically. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on right side when taking deep breath or cough. No fever. Feels better when heat applied. What is it?

Sharp pain on right side when taking deep breath or cough. No fever. Feels better when heat applied. What is it?

Right side pain: Could be a muscle but better get an X-ray to make sure and possibly a D-Dimer blood test, see your PCP right away ...Read more

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Could my twenty-something daughter develop heat rash after excessive bundling during a high fever?

Could my twenty-something daughter develop heat rash after excessive bundling during a high fever?

Probably not: Heat rash occurs usually in newborn because their immature skin still has enough keratin to prevent skin pores from properly. Adult skin has had 2 decades more to mature than a newborn's skin. ...Read more

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Wondering why I am always warm/ hot when others are cold. No fever. Not good with heat either. Doc says due to migraines but happens when no migraine.

Wondering why I am always warm/ hot when others are cold. No fever. Not good with heat either. Doc says due to migraines but happens when no migraine.

Check labs: Occasionally hormonal abnormalities such as abnormal thyroid hormone levels can lead to the symptoms you're describing. See and endocrinologist or your ob/gyn for an exam and to check bloodwork. ...Read more

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What are the signs of heat exhaustion in a 7wk old baby? Took my baby out in pram on a 30deg celsius dy. Is she going to be ok temp is 37 deg no fever

What are the signs of heat exhaustion in a 7wk old baby? Took my baby out in pram on a 30deg celsius dy. Is she going to be ok temp is 37 deg no fever

See Your Doctor Now: In general, illness in a very young infant can be difficult to recognize as their responses are mostly non-specific symptoms such as irritability/fussiness, poor feeding, lethargy. Additionally, duration of exposure, baby's symptoms and other important details are not given. A thorough evaluation is needed to ensure your baby has no adverse effects from excess heat exposure. See your doctor now. ...Read more

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Can lack of water and food give me fever and make my body heat up and binge drinking only 3 times this week?

Can lack of water and food give me fever and make my body heat up and binge drinking only 3 times this week?

No: No to fever and body heating up, . This sounds however like a fairly un healthy lifestyle for the past week. Hydrate and get some food in you! ...Read more

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Knee swelling with pain and heat after kneeling for a moment on concrete. Flu symptoms (fever) started about 5 hours after knee problem. Related?

Knee swelling with pain and heat after kneeling for a moment on concrete.  Flu symptoms (fever) started about 5 hours after knee problem. Related?

Unlikely: Immediate pain and swelling after physical contact of a body part with a hard surface usually indicates a local issue at the site and not a systemic one such as the flu would be. ...Read more