Do I Have A Common Fever Or Is There Another Illness.?

if usually if I have a fever there will definitely be pain or pain in my back, whether it’s just a common fever or some other illness. n

1 Answer:

Hello Ita,

Fever is a mechanism for the body to raise temperature in response to various conditions. Normal body temperature ranges from 36.5-37.5oC, a body temperature above that can be said to be a fever. Some things that can cause fever include:

Infection. Various kinds of infections such as viruses, bacteria, parasites can cause fever symptoms. The fever that appears has a pattern of each. For example, in typhoid fever (Salmonella typhii infection), the fever that appears can be> 7 days long, initially not too high then persists, tends to appear late at night. Dehydration. Lack of fluids can also cause an increase in body temperature. Drugs. Some medications used, such as antibiotics, can cause fever. Hyperthyroidism. This condition causes the body's metabolism to increase, causing fever. Post-immunization malignancy Fever is usually a symptom of other diseases, such as respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, dengue fever, malaria, and so on. Other symptoms may accompany fever depending on the underlying disease. For example, in a urinary tract infection, it can be accompanied by pain during urination, blood in the urine. Muscle aches or soreness (fibromyalgia) throughout the body can be an early symptom of flu or other infectious diseases.

Some things you can do if you have a fever are:

Take fever-reducing drugs such as Paracetamol. Usually giving can be routinized every 4 hours. Drink enough water, at least 1.5 L / day. Compress the body with warm water or plain water. Use a thermometer to monitor body temperature. When the temperature reaches 40oC you should immediately see a doctor. If after 2-3 days the fever does not go down with hot medication, consult a doctor immediately. Especially if the fever is accompanied by bleeding from the nose, mouth, vomiting continuously, seizures, tends to sleep. Hopefully the explanation above is useful.

Dr. Saphira Evani

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