Reducing A High Fever

Overview Of Fevers

  • Fever occurs when the body temperature is higher the normal (a normal temperature is 98.60F or 370C)
  • Points toward an irregular process within the body
  • Fever is merely a symptom and not disease
  • A fever is also referred to as ‘pyrexia
  • A low temperature is generally between: 98.80F to 100.80F
  • A moderate temperature is generally between: 1010F to 1030F
  • A high fever is usually between: 1040F and above

Causes Of A High Fever

Fever occurs whenthe body temperature is higher the normal

Fever occurs when the body temperature is higher the normal

  • Can occur when there is hot weather
  • Childhood vaccination
  • Microscopic or virus-related infections can cause high fevers
  • Spending too much time in the sun can cause a high fever
  • If you allergic to certain foods it can cause swelling and high fever

Symptoms Of A High Fever

  • Your face will appear to be red
  • You will lose your appetite
  • Nausea can occur
  • High fever is usually accompanied with vomiting
  • Headaches are usually experienced with high fevers
  • High fevers can result in constipation
  • Diarrhea

High fever can be accompanied with:

  • Confusion
  • Seizures

Treatment Of High Fevers

  • Observe your temperature by means of a thermometer
  • Get rid of any extra clothing that is not needed
  • Keep the individual in a place that is well ventilated
  • Sponge the person using lukewarm water
  • Make sure the person drinks plenty liquids
  • Give the person the recommended doses of paracetamol
  • Never offer aspirin to an individual who is suffering from a fever
  • Don’t cover the individual in warm clothing as this will worsen the fever.

Phone your doctor if any of the follow symptoms occur:

  • Breathing that appears to be irregular
  • If the person is suffering from a stiff neck
  • If the person appears to be confused
  • The person starts to break out in rashes
  • The person has a sore throat
  • The person keeps vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • The person is in pain when they urinate
  • The person is experiencing seizures

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