Do You Have Fever Phobia?

Do You Have Fever Phobia?

Do you have fever phobia? The American Academy of Pediatrics says this is a problem in this country. Fever is one of the most common clinical symptoms in children. Certainly, if the temperature is elevated, it can be a warning sign there are other problems. The fever is really the body’s way to fight infection and sometimes a low-grade fever is not a bad thing. However, due to advertising and the ready availability of many medications to control fever, there are patients who will turn to medicine every time a temperature is over 99.5 and that is a mistake.

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Fever Phobia

Fever Phobia

Do you have fever phobia? The American Academy of Pediatrics says this is a problem in this country. Fever is one of the most common clinical symptoms in children. Certainly, if the temperature is elevated, it can be a warning sign there are other problems. The fever is really the body’s way to fight infection and sometimes a low-grade fever is not a bad thing. However, due to advertising and the ready availability of many medications to control fever, there are patients who will turn to medicine every time a temperature is over 99.5 and that is a mistake.

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Evaluating a Fever of Unknown Origin

Evaluating a Fever of Unknown Origin

You’ve heard of UFOs, well there’s such a thing as an FUO. That’s a fever of unknown origin. Sometimes people experience fever and they don’t know why it occurs. Doctors evaluate it and they’re not sure. For fever of unknown origin, we often try to rule out a bacterial cause. In addition to that, we rule out other causes that might be problematic. For instance, if you’re on medications, certain drugs, it can actually lead to fever. An FUO has to be evaluated. So if you’re suffering from fever and not getting better, you have to make sure of why it’s going on so there’s nothing big that’s underlying it.

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