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My father, who is 85 years old has Parkinson's disease and is periodically having very strong heat flashes that come on suddenly . Has this issue su?

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Dr. Joan Sy
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In brief: Bring Him In 2 B Sur

It is unusual for the elderly to produce a fever.
Measure his temperature during such events if possible, even a temp of 100.5 is signif. I recommend for him to be evaluated by his primary care doc, it could be a significant infection which in the elderly can make them just tired or to have different behaviors disguised, when there is an actual underlying infection that needs to be treated.

In brief: Bring Him In 2 B Sur

It is unusual for the elderly to produce a fever.
Measure his temperature during such events if possible, even a temp of 100.5 is signif. I recommend for him to be evaluated by his primary care doc, it could be a significant infection which in the elderly can make them just tired or to have different behaviors disguised, when there is an actual underlying infection that needs to be treated.
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