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At 20 years having fever
is no cause for excess worry,many healthy normal people get fevers, during exposure to viruses,bacteria,stresses ,low immune status etc
most common fevers are curable with 5-6 days of treatment and rest
here are the cause of common fevers ,
1]viral fever:caused by infection with viruses accompanied by body ache
and fever and lasts usually for 3-5 days
:commonly seen with respiratory infection[throat,chest]and resolves completely with antibiotic treatment for 7 days
3]malaria:commonly of 2 types,p.vivax and p.falciparum,which is again a completely curable condition but will need hospital admision in some cases.
infection:associated with burning while passing urine and fever also a easily curable condition
fever:more prolonged fever
if untreated,blood tests confirm the diagnosis,depending on the severity of illness patient can be treated at home or in hospital.
6]rarer causes of fever due to tuberculosis[t.b.] etc may be more prolonged.
blood tests and x rays may be required to confirm diagnosis in some of the above conditions.
and since your friend is ok now no cause for worry.