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Old 02-02-09, 10:14 PM   #1
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Should I take a cool bath?

Fever is nearly 103 degrees. I'm burning up right now, but in a bit, I know I'll be freezing my butt off. Ugh... I hate being sick.
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Old 02-02-09, 10:16 PM   #2
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Cool washcloth on your forehead/face?
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That's not a bad idea...
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get the humidity to around 60~70%
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http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu...auma/fever.cfm

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A tepid bath (water is neither too cool or too warm to the touch) may reduce the fever, as well as comfort the person. Alcohol rubdowns are no longer recommended.
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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Old 02-02-09, 10:19 PM   #6
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A tepid bath (water is neither too cool or too warm to the touch) may reduce the fever, as well as comfort the person. Alcohol rubdowns are no longer recommended.
Damn! *puts scotch back down*
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do not waste scotch on a lousy fever. tequila maybe. scotch never.
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Have you taken an Tylenol to reduce the fever?
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Damn! *puts scotch back down*
I bet that Georgia Moon stuff would do something.

Maybe nothing good, but something.
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do not waste scotch on a lousy fever. tequila maybe. scotch never.
Depends on the tequila.
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Have you taken an Tylenol to reduce the fever?
yes, and it turns out the fever may actually be higher than what the thermometer reads. My mom just told me it seems to register a little low.

My normal body temp is around 97 degrees, so I may be pushing a 7 degree fever. No blackouts or hallucinations yet, so I'm doing ok right now.
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on a side note, one of the reasons i have epilepsy now, was from having a fever for too long. granted mine was a lot higher than yours, they are nothing to joke about.

a cold wash cloth or bath my be a good idea. or a wet blanket.
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on a side note, one of the reasons i have epilepsy now, was from having a fever for too long. granted mine was a lot higher than yours, they are nothing to joke about.

a cold wash cloth or bath my be a good idea. or a wet blanket.
Just registered 105.5. I may do a tepid bath a little later, but I'm gonna try the washcloth right now.
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Just registered 105.5. I may do a tepid bath a little later, but I'm gonna try the washcloth right now.
if you break 106 go to the hospital.
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My normal body temp is around 97 degrees,.
Have thyroid problems like I do?

And yes, I would take a fever reducer if I were in that circumstance. Maybe some vicoden too.
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105 is dangerously high for an adult UA. Consider getting help please.
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105 is dangerously high for an adult UA. Consider getting help please.
eek. Didn't even notice that part before I posted. That is bad.
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death or organ damage due to high fever sucks worse.
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yes, but your health is more important - can someone drive you to medical help. ER, etc?
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I would go to the hospital if you're that hot. Better, have someone drive you.

You may start hurling at which point getting fluids will be impossible without an IV.

Really, don't f' around.
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