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 What is AIDS caused by?
Is it true that AIDS effect black people more than white people?...

 Does flucloxacillin contain peniciln?

 I have a miserable cold, need to go to work tomorrow. Any help?
I stayed home today. Have to go tomorrow. Any suggestions other than chicken soup?...

 If you have crabs do you HAVE to notify your partner?

 Who wants to play Dr. House?
for the last week I've been feeling like there's a piece of rice stuck in my throat. Today, I finally found the courage to look at it, and it looks like that I have a lump, the size of a ...

 I just found out i have worms?
i have contracted a case of intestinal parasites. should i drink rat poison to kill them?...

 Average body temperature?
The average body temp. is 98.6 so if a persons body temp is usually at 96.1 then the thomater reads 98.6. does that person have a fever?
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 What are the chances of getting HIV from a tattoo?

 I am 26 years old working in IT firm, i m having discomfort in my anus, i consulted the doctor,?
after diagnose doctor said its an external piles, so i can go for Laser surgery, i just wanna know will it be cured after surgery, r its an ongoing process, need some assistance please.


 I think I have HIV. I have been very tired lately, bad diarrhea, swollen glands, and recurring yeast infectio
recurring yeast infections. Im very scared to get tested. should ...

 I have but one question.......?
Exactly how CAN your community help fight malaria, a disease that kills 8000 children in Africa daily?...

 HIV amd Band-Aids....?
I was walking downtown when I looked looked down and noticed an had just stepped on a band-aid that was face up with what looked like fresh blood on it. A minute later I went home. Like always, my ...

 Is it common to get an ear infection from headphones?

 Can you get a disease from kissing?
or if you get fingered, can you get a disease? like any disease? aids? stds? anything? i know you can get mono from kissing but what else?...

 PLEASE HELP/READ!! emergency concerning my 5 year old neighbor whos in the ER?
ok my 5 year old neighbor, early last night had a slight ffever and said her throat and ears hurt, over the night it went to 104 briefly then went down.
this morning barely any fever but she ...

 What's the best way to treat the flu?
I'm sick with the flu for two days, threw up a few hours ago. Very tired, just got on the computer now...what's the best way to get rid of this annoying illness?
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 Please explain this too me :]?
please explain the sickness mono plz lol. i'm not sure exactly what it is, i just know you get it from kissing some one. please explain....

 I just swallowed the phone?
I cant tell my parents because I cant talk because its stuck in my throat. i cant go to the hospital because the closest hospital is 200 miles away and ill probably die by then....

 I have had flu all over Christmas and feel like i am very hot then very cold , headache?
cannot even go to work feel so bad and its 3years since i had a day off thats how bad i feel anyone got any remerdis for flu need to go to work tom ....

 What is wrong with me??
Ok, so on friday i started running a fever, woke up saturday went to the doctor, and she said i had a sinus infection, i thought i had the flu, i have all the symptoms, then sunday and yesterday i ...

Best way to get a fever down?
I have the flu for the first time, and have had fever all week. I NEEEED to get back to school, I'm falling behind on work. Besides that, I feel awful. TODAY i had 103.2, 101.0, 102.4. What's the best way to get the fever down quicker?

Harley Q.

The best way to get a fever down is to rest. A little trick that works wonders is filling a large bowl with cold water and ice and then wetting washcloths and putting them on your forehead and cheeks, re-wetting the washcloths in the ice water every time they get warm. Remember to DRINK LOTS OF WATER after you have rested because a fever can quickly dehydrate the body.

Chicken soup!
Don't laugh. Drink lots of water.
Make hot chicken broth (sold in cubes at the store).
Have two Aspirin and go to bed with multi-layers of sheets on top of you, covering everywhere.
Next morning will feel much, much better, than those before.

Motrin is the best. And if that doesn't work, take a cool/room temp bath. Not cold! Cold bath will cause more problems. Put a cool washcloth on your forehead will help too.

Oh, and the reason the school wants the fever gone is because the when the fever is gone for good, the virus is no longer contagious.

A tepid bath for is great for helping your fever medicine do it's work. Drinking fluids is important too so as to avoid dehydration. Though I prefer to use gatorade since juices can make the diarrhea worse.

Tylenol (Acetominophen) taken as directed (650-1000 mg evry 6 hours, not to exceeed 4000 mg in a day), alternating with Ibuprofen as directed (400-600 mg every 6 hours not to exceed 2400 mg per day, max. Use these medicines one every 3 hours, alternating, so the same drug is taken only once every 6 hours. Example:
This will give you the best chance at lowering your fever.
by Flu, do you mean respiratory symptoms, like a cold with a fever and body aches...feel extremely run down? If so...make sure you defervesce(lose the fever) before you go back out...the influenza virus is spread through coughing, sneezing, etc...and no amount of school work is that important. Good Luck, hope you feel better.

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Fever is the body's way of fighting infection. Granted, you don't want the fever too high. During the flu, it is wise to keep your fever at 101-102 no higher. I would suggest taking Tylenol before you go to sleep to make your rest more comfortable. Killing the symptoms and "feeling better" is not the same as ridding yourself of the flu.

tylenol will reduce a fever, but until you are well and the flu is gone, you should not return to school, or you risk giving it to everyone you come in contact with. You shouldn't fall behind in your work, surely someone can bring your homework to your home.

Take a Tylenol or Advil and drink a juice with lots of vitamin C. It works for me!

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