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I had a fever a night or 2 ago and now I have a fever blister. It just popped up over night and I don't know why. . . . I'm not even sure that fevers cause them. I put something on it but what else should I do? I have to sing in 2 hours!! help!
lol it's just a small blister on the bottom of your lips. . . idk what it's really called maybe cold sore or something. . . it's not major but it's hard to sing with one.

I have never heard of a fever blister but suggest put a cold compressed on it.then seek medical help from your doctor he/she could refer u to a nurse.  (+ info)


ok i have had a fever for 2 weeks now i had a three day recovery followed by a relaps my highest fever was 101.6 i have had accasional sore throts and have been tired a achey today i have had a normal temp most of the day only reaching 99.3 at its hight what do i have

No one can actually tell you what you have. There is not enough information and only a doctor can diagnose an illness. I suggest that you see your doctor or go to an Urgent Care and get checked out. If you have had a fever that long and sore throat then maybe you might have an infection. The only way to know is if you go to the doctor. That's my opinion but I hope it helps.

Good luck.  (+ info)

fever ?!?!!?!?!!?!!?!?

hey my lil sis has a fever she is 11 what can i give her ??? not medicine think like in the line of food.... thanx

Keep her hydrated. Popcicles, jello, water, koolaid, chicken soup...keep a glass of something nearby and make sure she sips on it regularly.  (+ info)


my cousin, shes 14, shes had a fever of 100.1- 100.6 all day now. headache congestion and sinus pain. any thing i can do? and a cough, any reasons for this? any thing i can help her with?

One Tylenol every 4 or 5 hours can help break a fever and make her feel a lot better, but doing the following will help her recover faster:
Let her sleep as much as she can, that's all she needs. She needs TONS of water, so make sure she's drinking plenty, but don't let her drink a lot. Make sure she drinks in sips, every few minutes, so it doesn't upset her stomach. Sometimes people get really thirsty when they are that sick, and it's very important that they get fluids, but they can't drink TOO much because it will upset their stomach, so just give it to her in sips.
To also help fever to go down, use a cool, (not COLD, but chilled) damp wash cloth and place it over her forehead for a little bit.
Make sure she is cleaning out her sinuses as much as she can, for, with the symptoms you describe she has, this could be an upper respiratory infection such as pneumonia or bronchitis, and it's important to see a doctor just in case it is, or if it will develop into something like that.  (+ info)

What is the longest a fever can last in children?

My 9 year old son has been running a fever for almost 4 days now. He's been on antibiotic for 3 full days but still has temperature unless I give him a fever reducer. They say that you shouldn't give a fever reducer unless the temperature reaches above 102 (he's been getting 101 and 102). I am getting more and more concerned that the antibiotic is not working and it may be something more serious. It's been 72 hours and to my experiece, antibiotics usually take effect after 42 hours, tops, where there is no fever. Does anyone know how long a fever can go on for and if I should be concerned and take him in for another visit?

Antibiotics can take up to 7 days to work. Don't be afraid to give him a fever reducer (over the counter kind), for goodness sake, the poor kids is suffering!
Yes take his back to the Doc. ASAP! Maybe get a second opinion.  (+ info)

How long does a fever typically last without use of antibiotics?

I have a fever. I'm pretty sure it is from my wisdom tooth being infected. I will be getting it removed in about three weeks (I'd do it sooner but I want to wait until I'm done with school so I can be at home and be relaxed)

If I don't take antibiotics, how long will it take for a fever to go away? I got a fever on Saturday and it's getting better, I think, but what is the average?

If you have an infection, you should take antibiotics. Otherwise the fever can be very dangerous.  (+ info)

What harm does spiking a fever over 100 do to a fetus at 30 weeks?

I am 30 weeks, yesterday had a fever of 101. I have already called my OB. The fever broke with the help of Tylenol. I was just wondering what potential problem could be caused with a fever that high to my baby.

Temperatures over around 102-103 can cause birth defects -but only in the first 12 weeks. After that heat is not teratogenic.

It does however tend to raise blood pressure, dehydration and cause other stress to both your body and the baby. But a healthy pregnancy at this point is unlikely to be effected  (+ info)

Taking antibiotics for fever - How much is considered to be an overdose?

My doctor prescribed antibiotics for fever. Blood or other tests were not performed, so this could have been viral fever. I am concerned about taking antibiotics, as the body(bacteria) may become immune to the antibiotic in the long run. Should I take antibiotics? How much is considered to be overdose and may develop immunity in the body?

Your doctor is trained to know the difference between a virus and a bacterial infection. Testing is costly and often not necessary. ABSOLUTELY finish your meds! One of the MAIN REASONS we have created the "super-bugs" you are worried about is that people don't finish their antibiotics. If you are following directions, there should be no overdose. As far as immunity to the drug, I wouldn't worry about it. Take your meds and feel better soon. And if you don't trust your doctor, maybe you should find a new one.  (+ info)

How do you break a fever on an infant?

My 13 month old got a fever last night and he is burning up. His temperature is 101 degrees, but our doctor just said thats normal for a fever but if it gets any higher call him. My poor baby just seems so hot and uncomfortable, he just lays on my chest all day. Any suggestions on how to comfort him and break this fever. I've been giving him tylenol and try to give him bottles of water but he just wants to be breastfed.

As your Doctor has informed you, 101ºF is NOT an alarmingly high temperature for an infant. If you think that he's "burning up" at 101ºF, either you have never had a child at 103º+ or you need to recheck that you are taking his temperature properly.

Breastfeeding is good for him with it's antibodies, as long as you don't mind the frequency of it (increase YOUR fluid intake, too)!

Give him a bath in tepid water (lukewarm) to help lower his body temperature. Use cool compresses at other times.

Little to no clothing -- an all-cotton onesie at most.

You could see if you can get him to drink PediaLyte or maybe he'll lick or suck on a PediaLyte freezer pop if you hold it and monitor him carefully so he doesn't bite off a big chunk -- or mash it up so it's like a smoothie and spoon feed it to him.

What appears to be causing the temperature? Is he stuffy? Could he be teething? Does he react as if he has any tenderness on any part of his body when you hold him or change his diaper?  (+ info)

What is the longest fever that anyones child had?

My son has had a fever for 8 days now anywhere from 99.0-100.4. I would really like to know if anyone's child has had fever for a long period of time. Thank you.
My 3 year old daughter has a fever aswell. She has had fever for 4 days. They play, but neither of them really eat a whole lot. My 3 year old is complaining of a headache.

i have had a few neighbor kids having the exact same symptoms. migraines and fever. she is on day 3 but, has not been active. Went to the doctor and he said it was a virus going around.  (+ info)

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