A Fever That Fluctuates With Headaches?
Hello wr.wb. I want to ask yesterday yesterday I had a fever accompanied by dizziness and aches in my legs. Then the next day the fever began to fall. But during the day the fever rises again accompanied by headaches, achy bodies, constipation, weakness, nausea but not too often only sometimes, if the body to hold it feels a little pain, then the appetite decreases because the food into the mouth feels bitter. The fever goes up and down. That’s why if I may know? Thank you in advance Thank you wr.wb
Hello Ratna, thank you for the question.
Fever is a body's defense response to fight germs, where the body's temperature exceeds 38.5 degrees Celsius. Germs that enter the body will stimulate the body to release inflammatory mediators and will stimulate the body's temperature regulation center in the brain to raise the temperature so that it can defeat the germ or disease. The release of this inflammatory mediator in addition to causing fever, can also cause other complaints in the body, such as body weakness, aches, headaches, joint pain, muscles, to the whole body, and so forth. This fever has many causes, it can be caused by bacterial, viral, or parasitic infections, autoimmune diseases, other diseases such as hyperthyroidism, arthritis, or due to the use of drugs (drug fever). Infection that can occur can be respiratory infections, digestive tract infections, urinary tract infections, etc. This infection is generally caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Respiratory tract infections are characterized by coughing, runny nose, painful swallowing, hoarseness, and so on; can also be due to gastrointestinal infections, usually characterized by abdominal pain, bowel movements / diarrhea or difficult bowel movements / constipation, nausea, vomiting, etc .; from the urinary tract, for example characterized by lower abdominal pain, pain during urination, or it can also be caused by parasitic or viral infections such as malaria or dengue virus, or other infections. Symptoms of fever accompanied by complaints of the digestive tract, such as abdominal pain, bowel movements / diarrhea or difficulty CHAPTER / constipation / constipation, nausea, vomiting, bitter tongue, etc. can cause interference or infection of the digestive tract such as inflammation of the stomach or intestine (gastroenteritis), typhoid fever , and so forth. In typhoid fever, complaints of fever are usually felt up and down, up especially at night and down in the morning and afternoon, there are symptoms of the digestive tract, physical examination usually gets a dirty tongue, and from laboratory tests usually get white blood cells down (though sometimes may increase in some cases), widal examination, tubex, or test results for positive typhoid germs. We recommend that you consult a doctor if the complaint is felt to be very annoying, long lasting, or the fever still persists after 3 days of treatment or if the symptoms get worse. Because fever is a symptom due to other illnesses, if the underlying disease is handled appropriately the fever will disappear and body temperature can return to normal. To help reduce complaints of fever, you can take over-the-counter medications for sale at the pharmacy and do the following to reduce complaints:
Compress with ice water or plain water on the folds of the body Adequate rest Use light clothing and stay in the room with cool air. Expand the consumption of water, at least 2L or 8 glasses per day Eat healthy and nutritious foods to speed up the healing process Eat small portions but often Thus, hopefully useful.