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    temperature is up to 103.5 - chills and sweats - just took 400 mg ibuprofen and icing neck.
    anything else besides fluids?
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    #2
    3 weeks ago my son had high fever, running at 103.4 degree. He had high fever for 10 days. We were in Seattle VA SCI center. They ran all the tests and found nothing wrong. While he was there, they gave him Tylenol, ice between his neck and his legs. This is the only way to cool him down.
    A Chinese friend told me to about Asia pear, it helps cool down inside of our body, avoid ginger.

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      #3
      I would call your doc in the morning. It sounds like the flu. If the motrin doesn't bring the fever down, you can alternate w/ tylenol. I believe every 3 hours ... ie 12am tylenol 3 am motrin 6 am tylenol ..... etc.

      Hope you feel better soon.
      T7-8 since Feb 2005

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        #4
        Originally posted by feisty View Post
        temperature is up to 103.5 - chills and sweats - just took 400 mg ibuprofen and icing neck.
        anything else besides fluids?
        Call doc and ask about an admit through the ER. Sounds like me and my first and only, so far, kidney infection. No other symptoms. Did you get a flu shot?
        Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

        Disclaimer: Answers, suggestions, and/or comments do not constitute medical advice expressed or implied and are based solely on my experiences as a SCI patient. Please consult your attending physician for medical advise and treatment. In the event of a medical emergency please call 911.

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          #5
          Sounds like flu. Stay in bed, drink a lot and sleep yourselv better. If your temp is high, take som antifebrile. I am sorry, I don't know the normal temp in Fahrenheit.

          37C is normal here, I have 35.5 and I was sent to hospital last year with 40C but I could have been at home, nothing happened there.
          TH 12, 43 years post

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            #6
            Feisty,

            That is quite a high fever. ARe you having other symptoms? I would contact your doctor by phone and get his/her recommendations. in the meantime, increase fluids,
            tylenol alternate with motrin (if you have no allergies or contraindications to NSAIDS)
            and ice your neck, axilla and between legs for short periods.

            AAd
            The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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              #7
              Any better today?
              T7-8 since Feb 2005

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                #8
                Dude...get back to us.
                And the truth shall set you free.

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                  #9
                  Feel mo bettah.
                  Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know that, so it goes on flying anyways--Mary Kay Ash

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                    #10
                    Hope you get to feeling better Lady!!

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                      #11
                      A temp of 103.5 could be caused by LOTS of different things, the flu being one that your doc won't be able to do much about if it has been 48 hours since symptoms first started, it will just have to run its course. If you had a flu shot this year, odds are very good it isn't the flu, and because colds and other upper respiratory viruses don't typically cause fevers this high, you would most likely be looking at something bacterial. I would contact your doctor and let him know about all your symptoms. He/she may need to see you and prescribe some medication, e.g. a course of antibiotics if it is some sort of bacterial infection.

                      Hope you are feeling better soon.

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                        #12
                        feisty girl, I hope you're better. Or have at least gone to the doc. Let us know so we don't worry.
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                          #13
                          get well soon feisty.

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                            #14
                            I understand the flu vaccine was right on this year. I've got a rotten cold but bad as I feel no temperature. So yea, call the doc for kidney, lung, etc checks.

                            WFE, Normal temperture in Farenheit is 98.6. Most SCIs seem to run low. My normal used to be 97.1 to 97.7. Last 6 months I'm actually running closer to normal/normal. Anything above 101.0 in an adult is normal cause to see or call a doctor.
                            Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

                            Disclaimer: Answers, suggestions, and/or comments do not constitute medical advice expressed or implied and are based solely on my experiences as a SCI patient. Please consult your attending physician for medical advise and treatment. In the event of a medical emergency please call 911.

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                              #15
                              My dad posted that for me because I hadn't been out of bed except to shower for a few days now. Thanks for the concern.

                              It wasn't the flu- I still don't know what it was. My ribs were aching and I'd go from fever sweats to the chills in a hot second. I've never had a fever of 104 though especially since I run normally under temperature at 96-97 and running so hot is rough stuff when you can't just get up and put your head in your freezer.
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