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What Causes Low Grade Fever?

I have had a low grade fever - around 99.5 to 100 degrees for 4 days with no other symptoms. The fever causes me to be cold and have a headache. It goes away when I take Tylenol. But comes back when the Tylenol wears off. I can t figure out what can be causing it. I had a physical with my primary care doctor 10 days ago and everything checked out OK.
Fri, 26 May 2017
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Hello, my name is Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi. I understand your concern.
A low-grade fever is often classified as an oral temperature that is above 98.6° F (37° C) but lower than 100.4° F (38° C) for a period of 24 hours. Fevers, though uncomfortable, play a key role in helping your body fight off many infections.
Some advices that I can give to you are:
1)Rest and drink plenty of fluids.
2)You can also place a cold, damp washcloth on your forehead or the back of your neck while you’re resting
3)take ibuprofen in case that the symptoms continue.
Hope my answer was helpful, if you have any other questions I'll be glad to help, thanks!
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What Causes Low Grade Fever?

Hello, my name is Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi. I understand your concern. A low-grade fever is often classified as an oral temperature that is above 98.6° F (37° C) but lower than 100.4° F (38° C) for a period of 24 hours. Fevers, though uncomfortable, play a key role in helping your body fight off many infections. Some advices that I can give to you are: 1)Rest and drink plenty of fluids. 2)You can also place a cold, damp washcloth on your forehead or the back of your neck while you’re resting 3)take ibuprofen in case that the symptoms continue. Hope my answer was helpful, if you have any other questions I ll be glad to help, thanks!