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FEVER

Fever or pyrexia is not an illness, but a symptom which is characterized by an elevation in body temperature. Fever is a consequence of an underlying condition such as infection. Hypothalamus is the center of the brain which maintains the body temperature to a set point. The normal body temperature varies from 36-37.5°C (97o F to 99o F). When there is an infection, the hypothalamus resets the body to a higher temperature.

Signs and symptoms of fever

Fever makes a person feel very uncomfortable and irritated. The following are the signs and symptoms associated with fever:

1) Hot Skin

2) Chills

3) Hot Skin

4) Headache

5) Body aches

6) Weakness

7) Loss of appetite

8) Excessive sweating

9) Feeling dizzy

10) Lethargy

11) Incresed sensitivity to pain

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