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Is It Normal For Children To Shiver When They Have A Fever

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Continous muscle twitching & shivering

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Any expert please advise on this! I have continous shivering at night and during the day whilst I try to hold still, and my left eye keeps on twitching as well as my thumbs and my left leg! What could be the cause of this? Read more »

my dr said everything is normal..NORMAL?!!

Posted by still_here, 8 Replies
Nothing has been "normal" for me since 8/23/05 @ 9:30am when i was diagnosed. My HIV was discovered by accident. I ended up in the hospital after running a fever of 103 for 3 days & stomache cramps like I had never known. The fever persisted @... Read more »

Fever?

Posted by Larry38, 1 Reply
Hey Guys,

I recently began taking my temperature and to my surprise they are normal (98.8 or less) even though I feel warm. So maybe all this time I didn't have a fever at all. It was just my nerves.

My advice to anybody who is concerned is that... Read more »

Fever

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have a question. Is it possible to have a fever when your temperature reading is normal? This may sound stupid, but I do feel hot at times & am wondering if this is just anxiety. I believe it on occasion is what causes me to sweat at night.... Read more »

Fever

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is a temperature under 98.6 say 97.9 considered a fever? Is an ARS fever always above 98.6 or would it be below 98.6?

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Are High Fevers (103+) Normal?

Just want to thank you so much for your good work. Really would like to volunteer with an organization in New York, but I'm so tired all of the time, that I've proven to be a not so useful volunteer. Am HIV+, diagnosed November 13, 2002....
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Thank you for your kind comments about the site.I am pleased that you are responding so well to HAART. At this high CD4 count, your immune system is such that you are not experiencing "one more HIV hurdle", or even any HIV-related... Read more »

Are High Fevers (103+) Normal?

Just want to thank you so much for your good work. Really would like to volunteer with the organization in New York, but I'm so tired all of the time, that I've proven to be a not so useful volunteer. Am HIV+, diagnosed November 13, 2002....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Nate!Significant fevers are never normal! And fevers over 101 require prompt attention and thorough evaluation, each and every time they occur.Could your fevers be related to an infection in your sinuses? Yes, it is possible. Sinusitis is one of... Read more »

Rigors and Fever

Why am I having frequent rigors, shivers and fever during the night. The rigors had cut short a lot of my sleep, making me very tired. In the morning there will be body aches, like the whole body is being torn apart. Have not checked done my CD...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Please please please see a physician kknowledgeable about HIV disease as soon as possible. Your CD4 cell count could be below 200 or even below 100, making you vulnerable to a number of opportunistic infections (OIs) that can manifest as fever and... Read more »

Yellow Fever Vaccine - Safe or Not?

Hello Dr Young,I wanted to ask you if it's safe for me to get the yellow fever vaccination done as I am traveling to South America, Brazil to be precise. I am Indian and it's mandatory for all Indian citizens traveling to Brazil to get the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.One of the standard references for travel vaccinations is the US CDC's <a href="http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/chapter-3-infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/yellow-fever"... Read more »
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Care and Treatment for HIV-Positive Children

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