If you have a fever, your body temperature is higher than the normal temperature of about 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. A fever isn't an illness, but a signal that your body is fighting something, usually an infection.
When you have a fever, you may feel warm, tired, or cold. Other symptoms may include:
cough or shortness of breath
burning or pain when urinating
lack of appetite
A fever is uncomfortable, but it's usually not dangerous unless your temperature is 103 degrees or higher. This may be the sign of severe infection.
Several breast cancer treatments can cause fever:
Herceptin (chemical name: trastuzumab), a targeted therapy
Several pain medications, such as ibuprofen and morphine can also cause fever.
If you're getting chemotherapy, you're more susceptible to infections because your white blood cell counts are lower than normal. (White blood cells are the cells t...
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...
My goal with my first few posts
on this site is to go through the major symptoms of menopause and discuss
strategies for coping with each one, strategies that I've used or that others
have used effectively. Since my last post, I've heard from others about
something I said earlier that can be amended in the most positive way!
Hot flashes and night sweats are
often the MOST uncomfortable part of menopause. I suggested investing in
yourself a little bit by reviewing what you sleep in and your bed linens,
getting away from sticky polyester and opting for cool, comfortable cotton. But
I've found something better! American business ingenuity is really amazing, and
a bunch of companies have figured out that a huge market exists among women who
are in peri-menopause (sort of like pre-menopause) and in full-blown menopause.
They've adapted a technology that's been popular in the active outdoor arena
for many years: moisture-wicking apparel. These companies are marketing
sleepwear and un...
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