Low grade fever

What is Low grade fever?

Fever, also known as pyrexia and febrile response, This results in greater heat production and efforts to conserve heat. When the set-point temperature returns to normal a person feels hot, becomes flushed, and may begin to sweat. --> This is more common in young children. Fevers do not typically go higher than 41 to 42C.

A fever can be caused by many medical conditions ranging from the not serious to potentially serious. This includes viral, bacterial and parasitic infections such as the common cold, urinary tract infections, meningitis, malaria and appendicitis among others. Non-infectious causes include vasculitis, deep vein thrombosis, side effects of medication, and cancer among others.

Treatment to reduce fever is not required. Treatment; however, may increase comfort and help a person rest. Measures such as putting a cool damp cloth on the forehead and having a slightly warm bath may help. Hyperthermia does require treatment.

Fever is one of the most common medical signs.

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Hi, my baby boy is 4th month and 14 days old he is suffering from low grade fever approx 99 degree from last 20 days sometimes temprature goes down...

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it better to take vaccine once fever subsides.. there is no harm if you take your vaccine 2 days late..

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Can high blood pressure cause a low grade fever?

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No, it's not caused by the high blood pressure!

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Hello and thank you for asking!

No, there is no convection between...

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My ten yr. old son has been running a low grade fever of approximately 99-100 degrees for two and a half weeks. His only other symptoms are pain in...

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Low Grade fever

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Hello. I just read through your question. I'm sorry your son is not feeling well.
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