Fever: Types of fever, symptoms & problems

Fever or high temperature is the body's reaction to different conditions, infections, etc. It is a sign that the immune system is working hard to defeat an illness or infection. One usually experiences fever when the immune system releases excess white blood cells to fight an illness.

Dr. Ramit Singh Sambyal Created on 6th Aug, 21

 

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What are the most common health issues you've experienced?

 

The fever would definitely be on the list!

Fever, cold, cough is the health problems we are experiencing since childhood!

And they are the most common reasons for taking a leave in school! And sometimes, even a great excuse!

Fever sometimes proves to be a reason for joy as having a fever means time for a holiday!

 

We all might have at least once in our lifetime bunked school and always given the reason of suffering from fever (though not true). Fever though a problem, has been a savior sometimes by saving one from boring lectures or school tests and presentations, isn't it?

 

We all have our own fever stories and memories, especially during childhood! Though some of our fever stories were self-invented, when we remember them now, we can't help but laugh!

But fever doesn't always bring laughter! It isn't always a mild issue! But sometimes it is a sign of a major issue!

 

Yes, fever at times is not a problem, but a hint of a bigger problem!

 

It isn't always small but an indication of something big!

It is a symptom of an underlying health issue!

So, if you have a fever, it is advisable to visit a general physician clinic in Safdarjung, New Delhi!

This article discusses fever, its types, symptoms, and more!

 

Fever or high temperature is the body's reaction to different conditions, infections, etc. It is a sign that the immune system is working hard to defeat an illness or infection. One usually experiences fever when the immune system releases excess white blood cells to fight an illness. Excess white blood cells cause the brain to heat the body resulting in fever. The body tries to cool itself by contracting muscles which leads to cold and muscle pain.

 

The normal body temperature is between 97F- 98.7F. A body temperature above this is a sign of fever! Usually, the fever goes away on its own! Time is the best healer! But sometimes, time doesn't heal fever! That's when fever might be a symptom of a major health problem. Immediate attention is needed in such cases. In such cases, it is advisable to visit the best general physician in Safdarjung, New Delhi. 

 

Usually, the fever goes away in 2-3 days. Yes, these 2-3 days are a bit painful as one needs to take bitter medicines and experience body aches. But they eventually go away! But not always! When fevers are a symptom of an underlying medical issue, they last longer! They are usually a symptom of serious conditions such as flu, malaria, and nowadays even a common symptom of the novel Coronavirus! So, immediate attention is a must in such cases!

 

What are the common types of fever?

 

The common types of fever are as follows-

  • Low-grade fever- When body temperature increases to 100.4F
  • Moderate fever- When body temperature is above 102.2-104F
  • High-grade fever- When body temperature is or above 104F
  • Hyperpyrexia- When body temperature is above 106F

The types of fever classified based on their duration are as follows-

  • Acute- Fever that lasts for less than 7 days
  • Sub-acute- Fever that persists up to 14 days
  • Chronic- Fever that persists for more than 14 days

Such persisting fevers are dangerous and can be a sign of a serious medical condition. So, it is advisable to not ignore them! And seek immediate help from a doctor in Safdarjung, New Delhi.

 

What are the common symptoms of fever?

 

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The common symptoms of fever are as follows-

  • Sweat
  • Chills
  • Pain in the head
  • Pain in the muscles
  • Loss of appetite
  • Tiredness
  • Feeling weak

 

Are you experiencing one or more of the above symptoms?

Then seek treatment from a general physician doctor in Safdarjung.

If you have a high-grade, persistent, and recurring fever and experiencing the following symptoms, then your fever might be a sign of something serious and would need immediate medical attention.

  • Dizziness
  • Rashes on skin
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Vomiting
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Feeling dehydrated
  • Experiencing seizures
  • Sensitivity to light

But don't worry, by taking proper rest, by staying hydrated, and by eating light, one can manage fever and its symptoms. One can also treat fever by taking medicines prescribed by the best general physician in Safdarjung, New Delhi. In case of severe fever, and in cases when fever is a symptom of an underlying medical issue, one can get rid of fever by treating the medical issue with the help of medications and treatments received from the doctor in Safdarjung.

 

Conclusion

Fever is a common health problem faced by everyone! Tell me one person who has never had a fever? Can you think of any? No one, right? Fever is that common! But persisting fever is uncommon! If you are experiencing a high fever for a long time and it isn't going away, then it might be a symptom of a serious medical condition such as flu or Covid-19. Immediate attention is required in such cases.

 

So, treating fever common always is not advisable! Fever is not as common as one thinks it to be! 

Treating it small is a big blunder! Yes, it might not be a problem in most cases, but a symptom of a bigger problem! So, don't neglect it!

 

Is your thermometer showing a high temperature?

Is it not showing a normal body temperature?

Then visit a general physician clinic in Safdarjung, New Delhi right now!