Fever, Age 4 and Older - Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
You can help your
health professional diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to
answer the following questions:
- What is the history of your fever?
- When did you fever start?
often do you have a fever?
- How long does your fever
- Does your fever have a pattern?
- Are you able to
measure your temperature? How high is your fever?
- Have you had any other health problems over the
past 3 months?
- Have you recently been exposed to anyone who has a
- Have you recently traveled outside the country or been
exposed to immigrants or other nonnative people?
- Have you had any
insect bites in the past 6 weeks, including tick bites?
- What home
treatment measures you have tried? Did they help?
nonprescription medicines have you taken? Did they help? Keep a fever chart of
what your temperature was before and after home treatment.
- Do you
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
October 22, 2009
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