FEVER (also known as pyrexia) is a common medical sign characterized by an elevation of temperature above the normal range of 36.5–37.5 °C (98–100 °F) due to an increase in the body temperature regulatory set-point. This increase in set-point triggers increased muscle tone and shivering.
As a person's temperature increases, there is, in general, a feeling of cold despite an increasing body temperature. Once the new temperature is reached, there is a feeling of warmth. A fever can be caused by many different conditions ranging from benign to potentially serious. There are arguments for and against the usefulness of fever, and the issue is controversial. With the exception of very high temperatures, treatment to reduce fever is often not necessary; however, antipyretic medications can be effective at lowering the temperature, which may improve the affected person's comfort.
CAUSES OF FEVER:
- Accumulation of morbid matter in the system due to wrong feeding habits and unhygienic conditions of living
- External injury
- Insect bite or Poisoning
SYMPTOMS OF FEVER:
- High temperature
- Muscle ache
- Burning eyes
- Loss of appetite
- Coated tongue
- Excessive production of saliva
- Feeling of heaviness and nausea