The Cause Of Frequent Ups And Downs Accompanied By A Continuous Cough And Headache?
Morning, I have a fever. Previously 2 weeks ago I also had fever and ulcers, but this time my fever went up and down accompanied by a persistent cough, headache for 2 days, nausea and joint pain. I’ve had a fever for 4 days. Why is this?
Fever is a condition in which the body temperature rises above 37.5 degrees Celsius. Fever can generally be an indication of an infectious process that occurs in the body, for example due to viruses, bacteria or parasites.
If you have a fever accompanied by a cough, it is necessary to think about the possibility of an infection in the respiratory tract that triggers a cough. Fever that arises can be a defense mechanism of the body to fight infection that occurs. Because fever is often caused by an infection, this condition is often accompanied by accompanying symptoms of infection such as headache, sore throat, nausea, or muscle and joint pain as you have experienced.
However, please note that fever can also arise due to various other possible causes such as:
Infections due to mosquito bites (dengue fever, chikungunya, malaria)
Other types of bacterial and viral infections (such as intestinal infections, typhoid, hepatitis, urinary tract infections)
Thyroid hormone levels in the blood that exceed normal
Taking certain drugs
Given the complaints have lasted more than 3 days, you should see a doctor so that they can be examined further to determine the cause. In addition to performing a physical examination, if necessary, the doctor can also recommend supporting tests such as blood tests or X-Rays to further explore the source of the cause, so that appropriate treatment can be given according to the underlying cause.
In the meantime, you can do the following suggestions at home to reduce complaints:
Increase the consumption of water 8-10 glasses per day
If a fever occurs, you can take fever-reducing drugs such as paracetamol
Avoid consuming fried, spicy, oily, or too hot/cold foods
Eat nutritious food
Get plenty of rest and sleep to maintain your immune system
Related information can be read here:
Causes of fever
I hope it's useful,
dr. Muliani Sukiman