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Fever

Fever – when things get hot!

 
Fever, which usually refers to a rise in body temperature above the normal 98.6° F, can be an indication of an underlying illness or condition, typically an infection. With fever, most patients have a sense of discomfort, body pain and other symptoms, which can aid in identifying the underlying cause.
 
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FEVER SYMPTOMS

 
It is rather easy to measure any change in body temperature using a thermometer at home. The following symptoms can be checked for, as well:

  • Chills
  • Unexpected changes in body temperature
  • Sweating
  • Headache
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Sinus infection
  • Joint pain
  • Sudden rash

 

HOW TO TREAT FEVER?

 
Since a fever is usually a sign of an underlying infection, the treatment usually depends upon the cause. Before any further tests are done, healthcare providers may suggest anti-inflammatory medications or other options to reduce the fever. Patients are advised to increase the intake of fluids and rest. Depending on the infection, antiviral medications and antibiotics may be prescribed.
 

SHOULD I SEE A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER?

 
Fever usually indicates infection in different body parts, such as the lungs, kidneys, ear, skin and throat, and it is best to seek medical help as soon as possible. If you have any kind of hormonal disorders or autoimmune diseases, make sure to share that information with a medical professional. While medicines can usually reduce chills and the increase in body temperature, it is best to conduct a thorough investigation with the right tests to find the cause. You should definitely see a doctor when

  • You have low but consistent fever for more than two to three days
  • You have a high temperature, with a mix of chills and sessions of sweating
  • You have unexpected body pain, aches and discomfort

 

HOW TO AVOID A FEVER?

 
Fever is often the result of an infection, and therefore maintaining personal and home hygiene is a good place to start. You should avoid contact with people having any kind of infection ensure that all preventative vaccines have been administered and are up to date.


 
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