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Old 01-10-2012, 07:27 AM
 
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last night i developed a fever of 100.8. at 2AM it was 100.3 and now at 9AM it is 99.5. someone at work developed a fever and left. would you say this will go down to normal in a few hours? if it gets worse or stays the same how many days should i give myself before visiting the doctor?

my stomach was upset but that was more from constipation. going to the bathroom helped in feeling better. can constipation have an affect on fever or there is no connection?
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:32 AM
 
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Actually the constipation combined with fever could indicate that part of the problem is that you're dehydrated. One bit of advice is that you should make an effort to rehydrate yourself. Water and maybe a fortified juice like Odwalla Power C or regular old orange juice should help. Chicken soup also helps. You'll want to be careful not to overdo rehydrating and knock your electrolytes out of balance.

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Old 01-10-2012, 07:33 AM
 
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That's a low grade fever. For school purposes if its over 101.0 the kid goes home where I live.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:55 AM
 
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i think youre right about the dehydration. i take micardis/hct and furosemide. i probably am not drinking enough water
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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You're body needs water; if you are not putting any or not enough in it you are going to have some problems.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:58 AM
 
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since the fever is coming down already, I wouldn't worry too much about it....like tootsie said, drink lots of water....I'd wait a few days before becoming concerned..
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:01 AM
 
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i think youre right about the dehydration. i take micardis/hct and furosemide. i probably am not drinking enough water
Since you're on a diuretic, I'd let the Dr who prescribed the furosemide know about your fever/constipation and ask how they recommend you hydrate yourself.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:48 AM
 
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i went out shopping for yogurt, cottage cheese and soups(juice too) i m now somewhat hungry

upon my return my temp is 98.9

question--the last "real flu" i had was 19 years ago and in 2 days i was pretty much OK, no vomiting

most of my viruses/fevers are of the 12-18 hour variety where i feel ill at night and before lunch the next day it's pretty much over

does this indicate an immune system that is very strong as evident by lack of vomiting and quick fever reduction?

i know people who get those vomiting episodes for day and days and it's the same people

does this mean a person who gets the severe GI symptoms has a weaker immunity that one who doesn't?
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:21 AM
 
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the temps still are between 99.6 and 100.3. any cause for concern or just wait and see?
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:23 AM
 
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the temps still are between 99.6 and 100.3. any cause for concern or just wait and see?
That sounds like leukemia.
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