Headaches And Body Heat Going Down?
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Fever is a 'signal' from the body that indicates that there is a condition that is happening to our body, for example a bacterial infection, a viral infection, and so forth. Therefore, what must be treated is the cause. Fever is only treated (given a fever-lowering drug) if it interferes with one's comfort. As for dizziness, dizziness itself is a sensation felt by someone, where the person feels like losing balance / floating, the head feels heavy, or even the sensation of the surrounding environment rotates. This feeling of dizziness must be distinguished from headaches (headaches, for example throbbing, being bound, etc.).
When our condition is not fit and the body has an infection, symptoms such as fever and dizziness almost always occur. Here are some examples of diseases that can cause fever and dizziness:
Respiratory tract infections, such as strep throat. In this condition, an infection occurs both by viruses and bacteria that attack our throat (pharynx), which eventually causes inflammation. Symptoms that can be found, for example, swallowing pain, itching in the throat, coughing, runny nose, and if someone opens the mouth can be seen the reddish throat, and can also be accompanied by inflammation / enlarged tonsils. Dengue virus infection. Dengue fever is a disease caused by the dengue virus (the virus can enter the human body through the mediation of Aedes mosquitoes). In people who are infected, sufferers will feel a sudden high fever accompanied by dizziness or headaches around the eyes, body weakness, nausea, vomiting, or can also be accompanied by abdominal pain. Usually, it can be accompanied by an outbreak of dengue fever around the patient's environment. From investigations, the thing that shows toward dengue fever is examination of platelets / blood clots for decreased blood clotting, with or without leakage of fluid in the blood vessels. Salmonella typhii bacterial infection that results in typhoid fever. The bacteria enter the human body through the fecal-oral route (entering through the mouth from foods or drinks that lack hygiene and contain these bacteria). Symptoms that can be felt, for example, prolonged fever, where the fever usually goes up and down, are higher in the late afternoon bowel patterns (eg diarrhea or constipation); nausea and vomiting; loss of appetite; stomach pain; when the patient's mouth is examined it can be seen that the middle tongue is white with a reddish edge and tongue trembling can also be found. Supporting tests that are useful for diagnosing typhoid disease are Widal blood tests (as you have been through) and a more accurate Tubex test. Treatment for typhoid fever is to use antibiotics (because they are caused by bacterial infections), and the treatment also varies, from 7-14 days depending on the patient's condition. Other system infections, such as urinary tract infections, which are usually followed by symptoms of pain during urination, discoloration and odor in urine, middle lower abdominal pain or can also cause low back pain; and so forth. A complete health interview / history taking is needed to direct the diagnosis based on the condition experienced and the history of the disease. In addition, the physical examination is also useful to narrow down the possibilities, so that the investigations carried out can be in accordance with the indications (not all investigations are carried out). In your case, routine blood tests and also Widal (for typhoid) have been done.
Based on these results, your hemoglobin and red blood cell levels are normal. The density in the blood vessels is also good. White blood cells are cells that undergo changes when the body responds to form the immune system when it is infected. In your test results, the white blood cells are on the verge of being high (depending on the normal limits of each laboratory, some above 11,000 have been said to increase, some are 12,000). Your platelets are still within normal limits (platelets can go down in dengue infection).
Widal's own examination is actually not so specific as to indicate ongoing typhoid infection. In Indonesia, there are so many people who have experienced typhus, so the test results may be residual from previous infections.
Therefore, it should be noted again the symptoms that you feel besides fever and dizziness, for example whether there is nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, pain during urinating, and so forth. My advice, if symptoms do not also decrease, you can check yourself back to the doctor. The doctor will ask back the complaints you feel and will do a complete physical examination and compare them to your previous condition. Maybe the doctor will also repeat the blood test to see if there really is an infection and the infection is developing (by comparing the results with the results of previous examinations). Keep your body healthy by:
consumption of water at least 2 liters / day (about 8 cups) multiply the consumption of fruits and vegetables (make sure food hygiene by washing food with running water) wash your hands before eating and after going to the restroom sports regularly enough rest So, hopefully useful and Get well soon!
dr. Sheryl Serelia.