Causes And Treats Fever That Has Lasted For A Week?
During the afternoon…, I have a question…, it’s been a week I have had high fever and fever, I have been to the dr 2 times and the diagnosis is the same, they say it is due to a virus…?, but I am confused that the medicine given has run out but I don’t experiencing progress at all.., my fever goes down when I take the medicine but when the effect of the medicine wears off I will get chills, it will happen in the early morning because the dose of the medicine is 3 times a day I don’t dare to take the medicine anymore, now after the heat appears red spots on my skin. My question is if the heat virus will reach 1 week? Should I go to a dr specialist? If yes, what specialist? And I forgot I had a blood test because I thought it was a db symptom but the blood test result was good…? Thank you..
An increase in body temperature or what is known as a fever usually reflects an imbalance in the body that affects the thermostat center in a part of the brain called the hypothalamus. In tropical countries like Indonesia, the most likely cause of a fever is infection, either by viruses, bacteria, or parasites. What then needs to be investigated is on what system the infection occurred. Usually traced from other symptoms that accompany fever such as the presence or absence of a cold cough, abdominal pain, pain when urinating and so on. Red spots that appear when you have a fever, can be caused by a viral infection such as measles.
Whatever the cause, fever that occurs should be treated with adequate fluids (at least 2-3 liters per day) because fever itself is at risk of causing dehydration. In addition to fluids, fever can be reduced with over-the-counter fever-reducing drugs such as paracetamol, and also compresses with lukewarm water on the neck, armpits, or groin areas. If the condition persists, it is important for you to return to a doctor such as an internal medicine specialist. Investigations such as blood tests may be needed to help with the diagnosis. Here we attach an article about fever. May be useful.
dr. N. K. Arief