Why If You Have A Fever, After Bathing Warm Water Immediately Sweats The Whole Body?
Permission to ask. My mother had a fever from yesterday to today. Then today he took a warm shower. And not long after that, my mother’s body immediately sweated. After being checked by a doctor, the temperature is 36.7 celsius. Does that mean it has gone to normal condition, and my mother’s fever has started to disappear? Thank you in advance.
Hello Nadasalwa, thank you for the question.
Fever is actually a response of the body to the process of infection and tissue inflammation. The process of infection causes cells to increase metabolism so that body heat production also increases. The body will try to release excess heat by sweating, through urine, and through respiratory steam. When the body temperature rises then a person bathes in warm water, then the increase in temperature rise from the water will increase the heat dissipation response by the body. Blood vessels in the skin will widen, then accompanied by excessive sweat gland production. The end result is excessive heat dissipation, so the fever goes down.
It could be said that at this time your mother's fever has gone down. But that does not mean that the process that causes fever has stopped. Fever is just a symptom, not a cause. So to be able to ascertain whether your mother has headed for the healing process, the cause of the onset of fever must be known first. If in addition to fever, other symptoms have also improved, then the possibility of the infection process is gradually improving. If it turns out the fever reappeared, meaning the infection process has not been completed. In these conditions your mother can consult with a doctor so that a more complete examination can be done. The doctor may require blood or urine tests in the lab.
Your mother can accelerate the reduction of heat by drinking enough water, warm compresses or compresses at room temperature, and taking a paracetamol or ibuprofen-lowering medication which is labeled green. Thus the answer from us, hopefully helped. Regards.