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    Domestic Domestique UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
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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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    Cool washcloth on your forehead/face?

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Cool washcloth on your forehead/face?
    That's not a bad idea...

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    get the humidity to around 60~70%
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu...auma/fever.cfm

    If you do not want to read the whole thing here is the pertinent excerpt

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu...auma/fever.cfm

    If you do not want to read the whole thing here is the pertinent excerpt

    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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    *pours a wee dram*

    I drink to your improved health UA
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Damn! *puts scotch back down*
    I bet that Georgia Moon stuff would do something.

    Maybe nothing good, but something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    do not waste scotch on a lousy fever. tequila maybe. scotch never.
    Depends on the tequila.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
    if you break 106 go to the hospital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post
    Depends on the tequila.
    agreed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    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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    Not having health insurance sucks.

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    death or organ damage due to high fever sucks worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Not having health insurance sucks.
    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.
    “Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." (Churchill)

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    Yes, please do go.
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