What is Fever?

Fever, also known as pyrexia and febrile response, This results in greater heat production and efforts to conserve heat. When the set-point temperature returns to normal a person feels hot, becomes flushed, and may begin to sweat. --> This is more common in young children. Fevers do not typically go higher than 41 to 42C.

A fever can be caused by many medical conditions ranging from the not serious to potentially serious. This includes viral, bacterial and parasitic infections such as the common cold, urinary tract infections, meningitis, malaria and appendicitis among others. Non-infectious causes include vasculitis, deep vein thrombosis, side effects of medication, and cancer among others.

Treatment to reduce fever is not required. Treatment; however, may increase comfort and help a person rest. Measures such as putting a cool damp cloth on the forehead and having a slightly warm bath may help. Hyperthermia does require treatment.

Fever is one of the most common medical signs.

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I have a 8 months old son. He is suffering from fever since last two days. I have consulted with one doctor and suggest me to give the following 1)...

doctor1 MD

Hi mh ! Late reply for your question but it's ok to give paracetamol and oflomac togather. As para for fever give him when you feel he has fever,...

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10 months daughter and she got fever from the past 2 days i ve 10 months daughter and she got fever from the past 2 days and i put crocine of 1.5ml...

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thanks for choosing health care magic.the normal dose of crocin is 15mg/kg/dose and can be given upto every 6 hours.If there are other symptoms...

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Hi , my son is 1.5 years old. he is having fever for last 7 days which varies from 103 F to 100 F. Doctor prescribed syp brufine and syp septan....

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fever usually subsides after 3-4 days
if Brufen is not enough to keep the fever duown you can give acetaminophen in alternation with brufen every...

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