Fever

A fever is a high body temperature and can be caused by hundreds of different conditions. The most common causes are a respiratory viral infection such as the common cold, flu, etc., or a form of viral gastroenteritis. These types of fever usually resolve with symptomatic treatments over a few ...

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Summary: A fever is a body temperature that is higher than normal. It is not an illness. It is part of your body's defense against infection. Most bacteria and viruses that cause infections do well at the body's normal temperature (98.6 F). A slight fever can make it harder ...1

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Causes

There are many causes of fever, and it would be almost impossible to list them all. The most common causes of fever are simple illnesses, usually due to a contagious viral infection. But there are many possible causes, and many ...

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Causes of Fever

Common Causes: There are a number of reasons why someone may develop a fever.

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Diagnosis of Fever

Fever is defined as an increase in body temperature above the normal range (greater than 37.3oC in the morning or 37.8oC in the evening). ...Source: Queensland Health2 ...

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Causes List for Fever

Possible causes of Fever (or similar symptoms) may include:3

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Types

There are many different types of fever. Providing a more specific description of fever may help narrow down the diagnosis. However, all of the possible causes of fever overall should be considered as well as the causes of the more ...

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Clinical Features of Fever

Signs of sickness Most, but not all, illnesses in young children will be accompanied by a fever, and not all children with fever will be sick. You will need to look at your child and ask yourself:

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Treatments for Fever

If your child has a fever

  • get them to rest
  • dress them lightly
  • offer regular small drinks of clear fluid
  • paracetemol can be given if your child's temperature is above 38.5%C.
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References

  1. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ C0015967/ 
  2. Source: Queensland Health: conditions.health.qld.gov.au/ HealthCondition/ condition/ 8/ 121/ 317/ fever
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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