Patient discussion about temperature
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Q. what is the red line when your body temperature drops before you are getting hypothermia?
|A||Hypothermia is a condition in which an organism's temperature drops below that required for normal metabolism and function. For people in stage 1 hypethermia, body temperature drops by 1-2°C below normal temperature (35-36°C). Mild to strong shivering occurs. In stage 2, body temperature drops by 2-4°C (35-33 degrees). Shivering becomes more violent. Muscle mis-coordination becomes apparent and movements are slow and labored and there is mild confusuin. In stage 3, body temperature drops below approximately 32 °C (89.6 °F). Shivering usually stops and there's difficulty speaking, sluggish thinking, and amnesia start to appear. Cellular metabolic processes shut down. This is life threatening.|
Q. I feel that my temperature is rising, I am worried as it was told to me to not take on any medicine?
I am currently in my 1st trimesters and last week I had fever over 100. I took paracetamol and I got well. Again today I feel that my temperature is rising and it has gone pretty high. My body is on high pain l and I think I must meet a doctor this time. What you guys have to say……I am worried as it was told to me to not take on any medicine but I had taken one ………what can happen?
|A1||First, congratulations for the pregnancy. I agree with falseact, you should see your OB-GYN doctor for a consult. But here I paste a data that might be useful to calm your worry..|
Acetaminophen or paracetamol labeling, like all OTC medications, instructs consumers who are pregnant or nursing a baby to contact their doctor before use. Acetaminophen or paracetamol has been used for over 40 years and available data indicate that acetaminophen in therapeutic doses does not adversely affect the pregnant mother or the fetus.
|A2||If your temperature gets above 103 degrees Farenheit, you probably should go see the doctor at that point. Overall, it's not a good idea to take any drugs or alcohol when you are pregnant, unless your doctor, and only your health care provider, allow it, for the sake of your unborn chid.|
|A3||Lesa, one paracetamol is not nearly enough to do damage. but it is wise to avoid taking medication that are not authorized to use while pregnant. any way- high fever is even more dangerous to the fetus if i'm not mistaken.|
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