When to See a Doctor for a Fever

Many people are confused about when they need to see a doctor for a fever. Often, a fever is nothing to worry about. A 24-hour stomach bug can cause a fever. Even a bad cold can cause a fever. Obviously you don’t need to see your doctor for such matters. But when do you need to see your doctor? Here’s what you need to know.

Infants and Children

Infants and children cannot handle the same high temperatures that most adults can pull through. Infants should see a doctor if they have a fever over 100.1 for more than 24 hours. Children over two should see a doctor when their temperature reaches over 101 for more than 24 hours. If your child has a fever that will not go down with Tylenol or ibuprofen, you should take them to the doctor.

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Weight Management During Lockdown

With stay-at-home orders in place for weeks, many people are finding that they are having difficulty maintaining their weight. With gyms and parks closed, the opportunities for exercise are few and far between. That combined with poor eating habits can have a huge impact on your weight.

Even if you have the means to get some exercise, such as walking or jogging, it may be difficult to get up the motivation to actually do it. That’s normal right now, and you shouldn’t be hard on yourself. With social distancing measures in place, many people are feeling detached, depressed, and anxious. This can lead to executive dysfunction, which basically means that no matter how much you want to do something, you can’t bring yourself to do it.

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