Fever

Fever is a symptom rather than a disease. A body temperature higher than 98.6 F is considered
fever, but it is not of severe consequence until it is above 100.4 F.

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What causes high WBC count in a child?

Query: Hi doctor, My 4 year son is ill for past two weeks. Initially it was diagnosed as viral infection due to season change. He was given fever and cold medicine (Asthaline). Fever was mostly between 100-101 degree F.  He had occasional cough may be five times a day. He had the medicine for 5 days but t...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your child has definitely got bacterial infection. From your attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) the reasons are as follows. His initial CRP (C-reactive protein) was 17.3 which has came down to 10.3. CRP is an acute phase reactant which indic...  Read Full »

Why am I getting fever and headache post my workout?

Query: Hello doctor, Every time I train fitness, my head is warm and I get fever and headcaches after training. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Priety

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history it is obvious that you are suffering from exercise headache. During exercise your muscle heats up, this results in dilatation of blood vessels that causes increased blood flow to the brain, skin. This heat should be removed from the body so the sk...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for frequent cold with fever and heavy head?

Query: Hello doctor, I get frequent cold, and it will be severe with a fever of 102-103 degrees. My head remains heavy, and I have thick mucus when I blow my nose. I usually get sneeze with a change in outside temperature. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Prasun Mishra

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the way you have described your symptoms which include recurrent fever, cold, and heavy head with nasal discharge. It is very apparent that you are suffering from chronic sinusitis, and whenever you have acute attacks it leads to the above symptoms. For treatme...  Read Full »

Can Crocin be taken for fever?

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is 3 years and 11 months old. She is suffering from a fever since last night. The temperature was between 101 and 102 F. She has been given three doses of Crocin suspension DS today and right now she has a 99.8 F fever after giving sponge. There are no other symptoms. Please...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Modi

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your clinical history, your child is suffering from fever since one day. Generally, the fever is seasonal and does not require any workup. Do give some antipyretics like Paracetamol to bring down the temperature. Do a cold sponging of the forehead...  Read Full »

Is Paracetamol safe for breastfeeding mothers?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 32 years old. We have a 5 month old baby girl. My wife is still feeding our baby. From yesterday, my wife has a fever, cold and throat infection. Can she take Paracetamol? Will it affect baby in any way? My wife's temperature is 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit.  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit is regarded as fever and not below that. Baby is supposed to be breastfed at all times. However, if the mother is suffering from a disease, it is advised for her to wear a mask and feed. Because, that is the route b...  Read Full »

Digital vs. analog thermometer.

Query: Hi doctor, I feel like my forehead is hot, and I have a fever. I have both digital and analog thermometer. The underarm temperature in the analog thermometer shows 98.3 F, and in the mouth, it shows 99 F. The underarm temperature in the digital thermometer shows 98.4 F, and in the mouth, it is 99.1...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, this is not a fever. Both thermometers are accurate, but analog is better. Mouth is better for checking the temperature and 1 to 2 minutes is sufficient for checking the temperature. Normally, oral temperature is more than axillary temperature by 0.5 to 1 F, ...  Read Full »

Why am I having fever for the past 12 days?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from fever for the past 11 to 12 days. If I take Crocin it reduces but again comes back. Food tastes bitter.  Read Full »


Dr. C Elanchezhian

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having cold, sore throat? Better will have some antibiotics for three days, between that do blood test. CBC, smear for MF, MP. Take tablet Azithromycin 500 mg OD, tablet Crocin 650 mg BID for three days and review with report.  Read Full »

Can Combiflam be used for fever in kids?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 10 years old and weighs 25 kg. She has 102 fever. I am giving her Combiflam syrup 7 ml at four to five hours intervals, but the temperature is still not down. Kindly guide me. What is the dosage of Meftal-P for the same?  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cause of fever has to be found out. So, your daughter needs some investigations to be done like CBC (complete blood count) with ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), LFT (liver function test), KFT (kidney function test), serum electrolytes. Please get these investig...  Read Full »

Are high creatinine and back pain signs of kidney failure?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain on the right side of my back, and I have a fever of 100 F. I do not have shortness of breath, and my urine output is fine. I get shoulder pain when I breathe deeply, and I feel tired. I got a blood test yesterday, and my neutrophils are 9.68, lymphocytes are 13.10, total...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Somani

Nephrologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stop Envas (Enalapril) immediately, and check your weight and blood pressure daily. If fever persists, then Dytor plus (Spironolactone and Torasemide)  also needs to be reduced. High creatinine of 1.4 is mostly because of fever, which would settle once the fever goes....  Read Full »

Can I take Combiflam for fever?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a fever and cold for the past three days. I am taking Calpol and Combiflam. How can I get cured?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a viral or allergic upper respiratory tract infection. Calpol and Combiflam (Ibuprofen with Paracetamol) both should not be used at a time. Use only one drug among these two as they are anti-inflammatory and analgesic. You can also take Vitamin C 500 mg twice a...  Read Full »

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