Fever Accompanied By Headache And Watery Eyes?
Hi … The last 3 days my head felt heavy like a fever and my eyes were runny and hot. Is there a first step that can be taken besides seeing a doctor? Thanks.
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Fever can be caused by many things. The most common cause of fever is infection. Infection itself can be caused by various types of microorganisms and can occur anywhere. Other causes of fever include autoimmune diseases and other inflammation, drugs, thyroid disease, malignancy, etc. Among all causes of fever, there are causes that are mild and can heal on their own, but there are also those that can be dangerous if not treated properly.
In your case, you should first find out the cause of your fever. If you have had 3 days of continuous fever and have not improved, you will be advised to see your doctor. You will also be advised to conduct laboratory tests to find out the cause of your fever so that the treatment given is right on target.
To overcome the fever for a while, you can take fever-lowering drugs such as paracetamol. This medicine will only reduce your fever temporarily, if the cause of the fever has not been resolved, then the possibility of fever will return again. Make sure you get enough sleep and rest, eat nutritious food, and drink more (normally you have to drink at least 2-3 liters a day, if you have to drink more fever than that amount).
If you see the following sign, immediately go to the hospital:
fever remains high even though you have been taking medication for persistent fever for more than 5 days you have decreased consciousness (continuous sleep and difficult to wake up) you experience neurological symptoms accompanying your fever you find your skin and your eyes look yellow you feel very weak so it is difficult to wake up from bed disorders of urination (can't urinate, very little urine, urine like tea, bloody urine, etc.) you vomit until you can't get any fluids at all or if you experience other symptoms that worry you
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