Fever is a temporary increase in the body temperature which is normally 99.5° F.
- Skin inflammations
- Certain medications
- Many health conditions such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, rheumatoid diseases pneumonia, appendicitis etc.
- Body temperature over 99.5° F
- Body aches and headaches
- Loss of appetite
- Lack of concentration
Most fevers of 102° F and below in healthy adults do not need to be treated as they aid the body in fighting the infection causing it. Treatment in other cases may include:
- Drinking lots of cool fluids to prevent dehydration
- Sponge bath with luke warm water to cool down the body
- Certain medications like acetaminophen and ibuprofen as advised by a doctor
- Treating the underlying cause
Avoiding infections by maintaining adequate hygiene