Patient discussion about pyrexia

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Q. High Fever - is it dangerous?

high fever over a long period can be dangerous. on the other hand it shows also that your body is working like Superman...
A1the heart surgeon knows, that if he touchs during a heart-operation this sparkle of 96°C, the patient will die. exitus for sure! the problem for the heart surgeon is, that he don't know why it is so. this is the big problem you can have with a doctor who don't know about such things. if you like to know more about this sparkle and why the patient dies, write me a mail and i will share with you a link to read about it. ask me if you don't understand me for what i try to teach you. FEVER is a healing-system nature gave us. Let it work naturally. don't make a tonsillectomy just because some do or because it is a fashion. think first about it. your tonsils have functions and we need them. they are not just decoration. my parents forced me to make a tonsillectomy because they were told to do so because i had many otitis. i would never do it to my kids. i have since 30 years from time to time pain there and i loose some blood. it hurts terribly when it is acute.
A2if your doctor will give you some antibiotics, he will in fact disturb nature and try to oppress the symptom called "fever". why disturb? every heart surgeon knows or should know, that close to our sinus node is a very hot spot - a sparkle of 96°C = 205°F. this hot spot is the reason, why your body is about 37°C = 99°C warm. now, if you have a disease and you become fever, this sparkle become stronger because the more heat it produces, the faster the heat will kill the bacteria, viruses, fungi in your body causing your illness. so let nature work for you. use the doctor to guide you. the antibiotics don't. drink a lot of water or tea to help your body to get faster rid with the trash you have accumulated. make your pees and let the trash go out of your body to give him more space. make also the big stuff on the toilets and take your time to do so. you are sick, so take more care of your body when you have fever. change more often your pyjama - not only you
A3known medically as PYREXIA,a fever is defined as a body temperature above 98.6f measured in the mouth,or 99.8f measured in the rectum.a fever may be accompanied by other symtoms, such as shivering,headache,sweating,thirst,flushing face,hot skin and faster than normal breathing.most fevers are caused by bacteria or viral infections,such as typhoid-tonsillitis-influenza,measles.fever may also occur in non-infectious conditions,such as dehydration,thyrotoxicosis(a condition that results from overactivity of the thyroid gland)MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION(HEART ATTACK)AND TUMORS OF THE LYNPHATIC SYSTEM--CONSULT A dr.IF THE FEVER,PLUS SYMPTOMS ARE ACCOMPANYED BY SEVERE HEADACHE,STIFF NECK,ABDOMINAL PAIN,OR PAIN ON URINATION.--MRFOOT56

Q. What Causes Cough With Fever?

Often during winter I become sick with fever and on going cough. What causes it?
A1Cough with fever can be a first sign to many respiratory tract infections with viruses or bacterias, starting from simple ones as the common cold (or "flu") up to more serious conditions such as pneumonia, that requires medical care and medications.
A2Cough with fever is almost always a symptom of an upper respiratory tract infection. Pathogens, mostly different viruses, sit in the throat and trachea (main air "tube"), and stimuli our coughing reflex. Usually this infection heals within a few days up to a week, and does not require any special medications. However, it is important to see a doctor, in order to rule out other more complex infections such as sinusitis, bronchitis or pneumonia, all which can cause fever accompanied by cough and require antiobiotics.

http://www.5min.com/Video/how-to-arm-yourself-against-a-cold-4069

Q. What Treats Cough With Fever?

I have the flu and so my entire body hurts, and I can't stop coughing. What type of medications can I buy over-the-counter to help me feel better?
A1Simple analgesics are good for lowering fever and easing pain. As for the cough, there is a question whether or not cough suppressants are actually recommended. http://www.5min.com/Video/Do-Cough-Syrups-Work-5602143
A2Common cold usually passes by within a few days, but that doesn't mean that during that time you need to suffer. There are plenty of OTC (over-the-counter) drugs that can help, and some brands have localised versions targeting the throat that ease sore throats. Nasal decongestants are also helpful for inflammation in the nasal passages, and for cough you can use cough suppressants which suppress the cough reflex.

Q. What are the symptoms of dengue fever?

Can you die from dengue fever? Can it be cured without anything like normal cough? How long till someone dies from being infected?
A1Try this site: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/dengue/

However, unless the person has recently been in South or Central America or other parts of the world where it's endemic, they're not likely to have been exposed. There is very little of it here in this country. It’s carried with mosquito’s that not to be found in the U.S as far as I know anyway…
A2Fever, headache, joint and muscle pain. Can include nausea and vomiting. Yes, this is a nasty disease and it can kill you. Symptoms usually appear in 3-5 days, and death can occur in as little as 14 days. It is common in some parts of the tropics and is contracted through mosquito bites. This is a serious illness and requires prompt medical attention.
My brother got it in Thailand. He was hospitalized there for almost 3 weeks. He is fine now.

Q. What is the connection between fibromyalgia and glandular fever?

How can you protect yourself from this viral infection?
A1There is a notion that some of the autoimmune conditions are caused by a trigger in the shape of a virus. Like the papiloma virus and cervical cancer. So there might be a connection between fibromyalgia and a virus.
A2Some medical researchers believe that a virus (such as Epstein-Barr, the mononucleosis virus) is at the core of these diseases. And while no single virus or cause has been firmly associated with CFS, FMS or HAIT, one medical journal reported that 78% of the CFS patients studied in one research effort also tested positive for the Epstein-Barr Virus. Anecdotally, many thyroid patients report having had serious bouts of mononucleosis, or recurrent Epstein-Barr virus, prior to being diagnosed with HAIT.
http://thyroid.about.com/cs/fibromyalgiacfs/a/cfsfibrothyroid_2.htm

Q. My wife ran a fever 3 days ago. Now has red rash head 2 toe. Her feet r Swelling and she is weak. Any sugg.

Any suggestions? She is feeling weak and her feet appear to be swelling.
A1A woman with swelling feet is also suspecting kidney problem because she has only one kidney after her right kidney was removed 24 years ago. She is also diabetic and also taking regular medication for her high blood pressure. Any one of the medications might cause the symptoms. please advise. thanks
A2i suggest a doctor. could be a bunch of things- could be that an infection attacked and now the body reaction attack her body, could be that the infection caused a systematic problem. your wife should be examined by a Doctor.

Q. Can Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) cause a heart enlargement?

A friend of mine is suffering from FMF. its usually doesn't bother him that much and when it dose the symptoms are stomach ache and fever. he has no heart symptoms and takes no medications. his physician told him that because of the FMF he might suffer from a heart enlargement, and that he should take some oral medications daily to prevent it. how can it be?
A1This question can't be answered with a strict yes or no.
although FMF on its own can't cause heart enlargement, FMF can cause amyloidosis because of the recurrent inflammation. this may lead to enlargement of the heart which is a severe disease.
the good side is that taking medication can decrease the chance of the cardiac enlargement.
A2The answer is yes.
FMF is a systemic disease. the usual symptoms of FMF are truly fever and abdominal pain, but this are just signs for the illness inside.
All the fever and pain encourage our body to create some kind of proteins that can sink in the heart muscle and make it thicker and cause a lot of heart problems.
enlargement of the heart is one of those problems.
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