3 years ago
aeterniti
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Fever for adults 18+
For fevers up to 102˚F (38.8˚C), no treatment besides rest and fluids is necessary for fever relief. Call the doctor is there are any unusual symptoms, including: -fevers lasting for more than 3 days -stiff neck -severe headaches -confusion -if you have had recent overseas travel -sensitivity to bright lights -unusual skin rash -persistent vomiting -difficulty breathing/chest pain -anything else unusual For fevers greater than 102˚F (38.8˚C), you may want to take a fever reducer (antipyretic). Tylenol (Acetaminophen): Effective at relieving fever symptoms, but should be taken on a full stomach to avoid chances of vomiting. Overdosing may lead to liver damage. Possible side effects include damage to stomach lining with regular use. Advil/Motrin/Midol/Naprelan/etc. (Ibuprofen, naproxen sodium, ketoprofen): Take only the recommended dosage. Possible side effects include damage to stomach lining with regular use. Aspirin: Avoid if you have ulcers or liver problems. The best treatment is to stay hydrated with clear liquids, including meals of clear soups, and getting plenty of rest.
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I am one to panic about if my fever is life threatening (seriously) so this is great to check myself out a bit when I'm not feeling well. Thanks!
3 years ago·Reply
I'm in the same boat! I wrote this while I had a fever, so I kept looking up this information just to make sure I wasn't going to fry my brain and die ;) Happens to us all.
3 years ago·Reply
@aeternitii Exactly! But its so hard to find an answer sometimes one person says you should got at this temperature, another at this temperature--either way, I don't know!!
3 years ago·Reply