What’s a “normal” human body temperature? That’s a little more complicated than you might think. A family medicine physician explains what can cause temperature fluctuations, and when they’re cause for concern.
You may think you know everything about treating your child’s fever, but there are actually many misconceptions out there. Find out what they are and the best course of action.
For cancer patients, there’s one symptom that indisputably requires a trip to the hospital: fever. Find out why from an emergency medicine director and a hematologist-oncologist.
A fever of 101 degrees or higher is commonly associated with the flu. It’s uncomfortable, but it’s actually part of the body’s immune response. Fluids and anti-inflammatory medicines can help you stay comfortable.
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