Fever (otherwise known as pyrexia) is when the internal body temperature rises to levels that are considered above normal.
TEMPERATURE FOR FEVER:
Fever occurs when there is an increase in the body temperature.when it increases than the usual temperature.the average body temperature is about 98.60 fahrenheit(37 celsius),and temperatures above 100.4 F are onsidered as fever.he normal temperature is 98.6 F whereas the oral temperatures is 100 F and rectal temperature is 101F
Fever occurs due to germs.Germs is an tiny micro organism,especially the on which causes diseases. “Germ” may not refer to not just a bacterium but toany type of micro organism,especially one which causes diseases such as protists,fungi,viruses,prions or viruses.
Three common site for checking temperature increase are the mouth,under the arm and the rectum.
Most of them fever commonly cause by viruses and also by toxins,faulty hypothalamus and also by heat stroke.Usage of legal and illegal drugs,including antibiotics,amphetamines and cocaine. Trauma or injury ,such as stroke,surgery
Antibiotics,narcotics,barbiturates and antihistamines can cause”drug fevers”.
How does viral fever occurs?
When the virus infects the body it travels on the blood stream,thankfully our body contains white blood cells which travel in the body and when they finds out the harmful bacteria they produce PYROGENS.These pyrogens travels along the hypothalamus area in the brain which regulates the temperature.The region rises the body temperature and gives us the fever.
The temperature of our body rises because the viruses can survive at the normal body temperature and when the temperature rises the viruses die. Actually,temperature increase is a good sign.The rise in the temperature can kill those germs and make our body free from those harmful viruses.
Fever can be classified into different types
- By the lengt of time
- According to the severity
- The level of tempeature
A fever is a symptom,but it can occur with it own symptoms and with other symptoms.
A person with high fever may also have:
- A high temperature
- Shivering,chills and shaking
- Intermittent or excessive swaeting
- Skin flushing
- Feeling weak
Young children with fever can cansole a doctor but it is not necessary for adults.They should rest and remains hydrated.
A person with fever is at the risk of dehydration,so they should drink a plenty of fluids
- Take a cool bath. The temperaure can helps our body temperature to kill those germs
- Wet socks treatment:
The thing you have to do is make your socks wet and wear it and cover yourself with blanket.This tratment helps us to increase the work of immune system and that helps to recover from fever
- Wet towel treatment:
Make a towel wet and place it in your forehead while helps us to fight against the fever
- Use sweaters,the usage of sweaters can increase your body temperature as the temperature of your body increases then it can fight against the germs easily
WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR:
When a adult has a fever accompanied by the following synptoms, console a doctor.The symptoms include:
- A stiff neck
- Severe headache
- Altered mental status
- Joint swelling
- Burning with urination
- Chest pain
- Productive cough
- Abdominal pain
- Consistently high fever for more than 3 days
WHAT DOES MEDICATION DO?
Medication will inhibits the enzyme cyclooxygenase and reduce the level of prostaglandin E2 in the hypothalamus. This works on the hypothalamus and makes a sign of the viruses.
Home remedies is more than enough for a fever. Console a doctor only when your temperature rises more than 104 for adults.
REMEMBER FEVER IS ACTUALLY A GOOD SIGN WHICH FIGHTS AGAINST THE INFECTION AND ENHANCE OUR BODY FUNCTION.Please share your thoughts in comments.Thank you for reading with US !!!