Diseases with Fever
What Is Fever?
Fever means that the body reaches a higher body temperature than normal. It's also called hyperthermia or pyrexia, and it's often a sign that your body is trying to protect you from an infection.
Normal body temperatures are different for everyone, but this is between 36°C and 37°C. A temperature of 38°C or higher is considered a fever. Fever from the anus is 1°C higher than normal body temperature.
What Other Symptoms Are Associated With Fever?
Crawling or shivering
Loss of appetite
Causes of Fever
Fever can be a sign of various health conditions that may need medical treatment.
The most common causes of fever are infections such as colds and gastroenteritis.
Some other causes are:
Ear, lung, skin, throat, bladder or kidney infections
Excessive fluid loss
Conditions that cause inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis
Side effects of drugs
Vaccines and immune gains
Autoimmune conditions such as lupus and inflammatory bowel disease (IBS)
Hormone disorders such as hyperthyroidism
And teething in infants can cause a mild fever that does not exceed 38 degrees Celsius.
When a fever lasts for more than three weeks, either continuously or several times, and has no obvious cause, it is often called a fever of unknown cause. In these cases, you may need to see one or more medical specialists for further evaluation and testing.
How Are Febrile Diseases Diagnosed?
In order to measure your temperature in our hospital, the following can be applied:
Asking questions about your symptoms and medical history.
Taking swab samples from the nose or throat to test for respiratory infections.
Tests, such as blood tests or chest X-rays, as needed based on your medical history and physical examination.
Because fever can indicate a serious illness, especially in a two-month-old or younger baby, your baby may be admitted to our hospital for testing and treatment.
How Are Febrile Diseases Treated?
Fever is often associated with physical discomfort, and most people feel better when the fever is treated. But depending on your age, physical condition, and the underlying cause of your fever, you may or may not need medical treatment for fever alone. There are many non-communicable causes of fever.
Treatments vary according to the cause of the fever. For a bacterial infection such as a sore throat, our doctor will prescribe antibiotics.
The most common treatments for fever include over-the-counter medications and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Drinking plenty of fluids, taking a warm bath, resting, keeping yourself cool are some of the methods of coping with fever.