Are you Suffering from Fever?

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Are you Suffering from Fever?

Fever is one of the most common diseases that occurs in all age people including children, adults, and old aged people. The cause of fever-normally is infection. In addition to this, fever is symptom of many other severe diseases; therefore, if you feel-fever and it does not go away in two or three days, consult your doctor and get through medical checkup as prescribed by your doctor.

What is Fever?

Increase of body temperature is known as-fever. The normal body temperature is 370 C or 98.60 F, so, increase of this temperature and does not getting down on its own for long hours or day, it is known as-fever. However, fevers-do not characteristically go higher than 41 to 42 °C (i.e. 105.8 to 107.6 °F), even this much is rare.

Causes of Fever:

A fever-may be caused by various medical reasons ranging from the simple viral-fever (not serious) to cancer-fever (potentially serious).

However, following are the major causes of-fever:

  • Viral-fever
  • Bacterial-fever
  • Parasitic infections (such as the common cold, urinary tract infections, etc.)
  • Meningitis
  • Malaria
  • Appendicitis
  • Non-infectious causes are:
  • Vasculitis
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Side effects of medication
  • Cancer

Signs and Symptoms of Fever:

Following are the major signs and symptoms of-fever:

  • Sickness
  • Lethargy
  • Depression
  • Anorexia
  • Sleepiness
  • Lack of concentration

Diagnosis of Fever:

Though a fever-can be easily diagnosed by measuring body temperature through thermometer; even a common man diagnose it; however, determining its cause may be difficult. Doctor primarily asks for medical history (symptoms and other conditions) of last two-three days and then does some physical exam, if condition is severe, then doctor may do some medical test (including blood test) to diagnose the cause of-fever.

Treatment of Fever:

Though normal-fever automatically goes away (without any drug) after a certain time. If it does not happen, then some antibiotics medicines as prescribed by the doctor help. But if the cause of-fever is severe, then it cannot be ignored meet with the physician, take all medical checkup (including blood test and other test as prescribed by doctor) and then follow the instructions of your doctor. Remember; do not try any drug suggested by a chemist.

Prevention from Fever:

Normally, preventive measures of fever-are:

  • Healthy diet
  • Living neat and clean
  • Not going any dingy place
  • Not eating anything available at open space
  • Keeping away oneself from the infectious places
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