Posts Tagged 'fever'

You give me fever

Centra Care docs have been getting a lot of questions lately about fevers. Do they mean something bad? When do you see a doctor? What’s the magic number?

Fever is a part of the body’s defense against infection. Anything over 100.4 degrees is generally considered fever.


Almost any infection can cause a fever, but that doesn’t usually mean you or your child has a serious problem. If the fever is mild and you have no other ...

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Rash with a fever? ALWAYS see a doctor

Last week, the Seminole County Health Department reported that a local woman had a confirmed case of measles.

In 2012, only one case was reported in the entire state of Florida. But this latest case is the fifth known LOCAL measles infection this year.

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Measles is spread by contact with droplets from the nose, mouth or throat of an infected person. Sneezing and coughing can put contaminated droplets into the air.

The number of measles cases dropped over the last ...

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‘Seems scarlet is the color of the season. Scarlet Fever, that is.

Intimidating as it may sound, Scarlet Fever is quite common and no cause for panic – a fact that many parents in Central Florida have learned this past week as Centra Care locations report a significant increase in cases.

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Scarlet Fever is a disease caused by infection with the group A Streptococcus bacteria (the same bacteria that cause strep throat). Once a very serious childhood illness, Scarlet Fever is now easily treatable with antibiotics. The time between becoming infected ...

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