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About "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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Recently Answered Questions


Fever: a Friend or Foe

Article Overview: This article aims to clear some misunderstandings about fever among the common population.
Dr. Jayvirsinh Indrasinh Chauhan
General Medicine Physician

Everyone experiences an increase in their body temperature once in a while which we refer to as fever. What I am going to convey here is not a major science or a new finding, but I felt it is necessary to share this with you because I have seen hundreds of patient who have no basic knowledge about ...  Read Full »
 

Fever in Babies: When to Call the Doctor

Article Overview: Fever is a non-specific symptom. When babies have fever, it can be traumatic for the parents as well, because they are unsure of what is causing it and how to soothe the baby. Adding to their anxiety, the baby is unable to explain his/ her discomfort in words. This article deals with how to take care of a baby who is down with fever and when to seek medical help.
Dr. Vasantha K S
Child Health Specialist

Fever is not an illness by itself, but a symptom. It can be due to virus or bacteria. Viral fevers that come with the common flu or cold tend to subside within three days. They do not require antibiotics as these medicines have no effect on the virus. On the other hand, bacterial fevers like urinary ...  Read Full »
 
Query: Hello doctor, Fever and chills in a child of age 3 years 6 months. A mild cough is also noticed. What can I do?  Read Full »
Dr. Rajesh Babu
Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Shivering may be because of a highfever, or because of urine infection or malaria. As of now use the below medication. Syrup Crocin DS (Paracetamol) 5 ml/240 mg, 4 ml if fever greater than 100 F every sixth hourly. Sponging with lukewarm water until the fever decreases ...  Read Full »
 

Dengue Fever: Common Questions Answered

Article Overview: Dengue fever is a self-limiting mosquito-borne viral illness which has taken a huge toll on the public health around the world with over 390 million infections per year. So, there is a need to create awareness and break the myths associated with it. Various rumors and false treatment claims are frequently being shared on the social media sites, which do more harm than good.
Dr. Pratyush Kumar
Internal Medicine Physician

1. What is dengue fever? It is a mosquito-borne viral illness which belongs to flavivirus genus. It is usually a self-limiting disease which may manifest as asymptomatic (without any symptoms) to severe dengue.  2. Can dengue fever recur?  Dengue fever has got four serotypes DEN 1, ...  Read Full »
 

Chikungunya Fever

Article Overview: In rapidly urbanizing cities, it has become a regular phenomenon to have a post monsoon surge of fever cases. Chikungunya is also one among them.
Dr. Anshuman Srivastava
General Medicine Physician

Fever has many causes viral being one of them. Viral fever is very common during the change of seasons. Different viruses like influenza virus, flavivirus, etc., can cause febrile illnesses. The viral infection can be acquired either through direct contact with the patient (droplet infecti ...  Read Full »
 
Query: Hello doctor, My son has been sick with a high fever (between 101.7 to 103) and swollen lymph node on one side of his jaw right beneath his left ear, complained of pain in the neck, and pain inside his mouth. I took him to his pediatrician the following day and was prescribed Clindamycin 150 mg thr...  Read Full »
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Here are the points I would like to bring across: The lymph node is quite inflamed as per the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you sent. It may be inflamed in the event of any infection be it viral or bacterial. Your reports are showing...  Read Full »
 
Query: Hello doctor,I am having headache and fever for four days and I had Sumo cold and Gelusil. Now, the fever is less but the headache continues.  Read Full »
Dr. Mashfika N Alam
General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A headache along with fever is a common symptom of viral fever. Since your fever has come down, your headache should go away or get better in a day or so. Drink plenty of fluids and stay hydrated and take rest. You can take Paracetamol 500 mg on a full stomach three...  Read Full »
 
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter, who is 7 years old, is on ATT for the last five months. She had fever and knee joint pain on the right side for over one and a half month. Mantoux was positive and CT and x-ray showed hilar lymphadenopathy. Bronchoscopy, GL, bone marrow and CSF were done, but no AFB found. M...  Read Full »
Dr. Sirisha
Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tuberculosis is a worrisome disease. As the kid has been already diagnosed with it and you have already started treatment, the symptoms should start resolving by now, since it has been two months already. If symptoms not resolving we should think of medication ...  Read Full »
 

Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease

Article Overview: Rheumatic fever is a disease that is characterized by fever and joint pain. This is an outcome of improperly treated strep throat and scarlet fever.
Dr. Vasantha K S
Cardiologist

Rheumatic fever is a serious inflammatory disease that arises as a complication of partially treated strep throat or scarlet fever. It is caused by group A streptococcus. Causes Not all cases of strep throat lead to rheumatic fever. When a strep throat infection or scarlet fever has not been complet ...  Read Full »
 

Dengue Fever? Do Not Panic!

Article Overview: The monsoon season in tropical countries has brought back with it the next outbreak of dengue, creating fear and panic in the minds of the people.
Dr. Dipak Sopan Patade
Internal Medicine Physician

In developing countries with a tropical climate, the death toll due to seasonal outbreaks of infectious diseases is on the rise. The hospital wards are full of patients diagnosed with various tropical infections and dengue surpasses them all. Its prevalence is much higher than the data pro ...  Read Full »
 


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