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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)

How high must a fever be to cause hallucination?

For the sake of a story I'm writing. The main character has a high fever, and is drifting between reality and hallucination, or between reality and dreams, or however you want to put it. The idea is, she needs to be awake at a certain moment between bouts of imagining things, whether dreams or hallucinations, and thus not quite believe what happened during that time.

So, about how high a fever would create this kind of state?

Most people start having weird dreams around 102-103. Its usually the duration of a fever more than the temperature that causes hallucinations. People tend to fall unconscious when their temperature hits 105 or more. Delirium and hallucinations can occur at temps as low as 102 if the person stays at this temperature for long periods of time without any break in the fever. With some people, they might experience hallucinations at 102 after a few hours, and with other people, they might not hallucinate until several days have passed. This should work well into a story line - the character's thoughts could get more and more bizarre over the course of several days while having a fever - that's pretty realistic.  (+ info)

How long does a fever last with Roseola?

My son's doctor said that my son most likely has Roseola because he has had a high fever for almost three days, but not other symptoms. How long does the fever usually last?

My daughter had roseola when she had just turned one and had a fever for about 5 days, they couldn't find anything wrong with her - even did chest x-rays but she had no other symptoms apart from a persistant fever. Then finally on the 5th day she had a rash all over her body and that was when the fever finally broke.  (+ info)

How is Rheumatic fever and a Heart murmur linked to toothache and abscess formation?

How is Rheumatic fever and a Heart murmur linked to toothache and abscess formation?

and what are the complications if the patent's infection is not treated??


You will get subacute bacterial endocarditis.  (+ info)

where to find origin, history and culture about german chocolate cheesecake?

I am trying to gather some information on the origin, history and culture about chocolate cheesecake. Where would be a site to find that information. I am just finding recipes.

Try wikipedia for nearly everything. This link should start you off:


Hope this helps.

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What are some signs of a fever without a thermometer?

Im 7 months pregnant so im really afraid that my cold is more like a fever.
And im not anywhere near a thermometer.
Is there any wives tales or ways to see if i have a fever?
Other than the old is your forehead hot trick.
Thank You.

Paracetemol is safe for pregnant women...take 1x500mg tablet. My doctor says let someone kiss your forehead and if it feels hot on their lips, you do have a fever. Take a cool (not cold) bathtub to reduce your temp. Have someone make you some warm chicken soup, from a package is fine.  (+ info)

What is the origin of calling liquor "spirits?"?

I know that spirits are distilled rather than fermented and I know that once they get above a certain sweetner amount they are called liquours, but I was wondering where the origin of calling them "spirits" came from. If documentation can be provided, it would be great. Thanks!!

Good question. but first the Fermentation is what produces the alcohol, yeast through a very complex process break down sugars and the byproduct of their consumption is the ethanol. Since the yeast can only produce up to around 20% alcohol it must be distilled. Distilling is kind of like a extraction process. Basically the 20% batch is heated. and the vapor is condensed and collected and Since alcohol and essential oils are more vol ital than water they are the first to be vaporized. I tried to explain it as simply as I could and I hope that makes sense. As for the question I read once that it comes from an old saying I can not remember it exactly, but it was something like "lost to the spirits" referring to the way alcohol evaporates quickly disappearing into the air. Kind of like when you get a leak in your distiller. I can not honestly say this is the truth, but I am now interested as well so I will try to find some reference  (+ info)

How long can a low grade fever last before I should worry in my 4 month old?

My daughter is almost 4 months old and has a low grade fever for about 2 weeks now since she first got a bad case of RSV. All other symptoms are gone but that fever won't go away. Should I worry? Will this harm her?

She may beginning to teeth. Call the doc. since she has been sick to be on the safe side. It won't harm her though she may still be fighting a little of that RSV and you'll have to watch b/c it could pop back up.  (+ info)

What caused a fever and chills in a kitten?

I have a 12 week old kitten that started holding his front leg up. Vet thought infection due to high fever. Antibotic and pain meds have been started, but shaking/chilling has not stopped. Actually gotten worse.

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How long should a childs fever normally last?

How long should a childs fever normally last? My Child has had a fever for about four days now. We have already taken him to see his doctor, and he is simply taking fever reducers. It has now been four days and he is still on and off with this fever. He is 22months and we dont know what to do now.

Fevers can be extended or shortened depending on how they are being treated. Fevers shouldn't be normal, so I can't tell you how long they should last.
However there are things you can do to make them go away sooner. What is your child eating?
Do not overfeed the child. Actually, it would make the fever go away sooner if you only gave your child nothing but water for a day or two.

I hope this helps and would appreciate you providing updates on the situation.
I wish you and your child the best.  (+ info)

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