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A Basic Guide to Pyrexia

About

A medical condition involving a temporary increase in a patient’s body temperature, often due to an illness.

Fevers turns on the body's immune system quickly, which helps the body fight infection. Normal fevers generally are between 100° and 104° F (37.8° - 40° C) are in a way good for sick children. [1]

- Diagnosable
- Generally caused by infections
- Short-term

Contrary to popular belief, fever is not a disease. It occurs because your body is trying to kill the foreign bacteria or virus that is trying to harm your body.

Symptoms

It can be diagnosed through thermometers. Normal body temperature is 98.6 Fahrenheit. During fever, it generally rises till 103 F. Chest X-rays and blood tests can also be used.

People may experience:
Sweating: Patient wakes up with sweats. There are also cases when he shivers and feels chilly.
Physical pain: in the form of headaches and muscle aches.
Loss of appetite; Irritability
General weakness

Treatment

Self-care:
An individual should be kept comfortable and not overdressed. Tepid water (85 F [30 C]) baths or sponge baths help in bringing down a fever. Consumption of fluids is recommended while caffeine and alcohol are to be avoided.

Medicines:
Medicines are used in case of a high fever, or a low fever which causes discomfort. However, one should be careful with the dosage of the medicines. Consumption of the same is not recommended for children.

Specialists:
For this medical condition, no such special surgery is required. Our specialists at mfine will provide you with a suitable treatment plan for your optimum health.

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