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Alternative Names Elevated temperature; Hyperthermia; Pyrexia Home Care A simple cold or other viral infection can sometimes cause a high fever (102 - 104 F, or 38.9 - 40 C). This does not usually mean you or your child have a serious problem. Some serious infections may cause no fever or even a very low body temperature, especially in infants. If the fever is mild and you have no other problems, you do not need treatment. Drink fluids and rest. The illness is probably not serious if your child: Is still interested in playing Is eating and drinking well Is alert and smiling at you Has a normal skin color Looks well when their temperature comes down Take steps to lower a fever if you or your child is uncomfortable, vomiting, dried out (dehydrated), or not sleeping well. Remember, the goal is to lower, not eliminate, the fever. When trying to lower a fever: Do NOT bundle up someone who has the chills. Remove excess clothing or blankets. The room should be comfortable, not too hot or cool. Try one lay...
You might know someone who is dependent on pain pills. With so many people relying on medications to control chronic painful conditions, everyone should know about the potential long term consequences caused by these medications. Most know about the tendency for anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen to cause bleeding stomach ulcers. Some know that too much acetaminophen can harm the liver. But, did you know that the opioid medications like morphine, oxycodone and hydrocodone can weaken the bones? Besides the unrelenting pain; now someone who is dependent on opioid medications has to worry about the risk of developing a painful fracture as a result of taking pain medications. A bone fracture would add even more pain to an already painful condition. Yikes, you or someone you know needs why opioids can weaken bones and how to avoid opioid-associated osteoporosis.
The reason why chronic, daily opioid use can lead to osteoporosis is twofold. First, the natural pro...
What is atopic dermatitis?
It's a chronic, often long-lasting skin condition marked with itching, skin rashes, inflammation. Eczema is often substituted as a clinical term. The atopic dermatitis triad includes: eczema, asthma and allergies like hayfever (and when the term atopic dermatitis is used, we often mean the triad) and is is typically found in males. In atopic dermatitis the skin can get very itchy, inflamed, red, crusty and scaly and ooze fluid. It typically runs in families. Dry skin features prominently.
What causes atopic dermatitis?
First, let's make clear that it is not contagious . There seems to be hypersensitivity and a tendency to have itchiness stimulated easily. It is associated with stress as an instigator of recurrences. Clearly there is a relationship with allergies. It can be familial.
How is it typically treated?
Doctors will typically create a personalized treatment plan that may involve avoid...
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