High temperature

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A high temperature, also known as a fever, is a common symptom of many different types of illnesses. It is defined as a body temperature that is higher than the normal range, which is typically around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit or 37 degrees Celsius.

Causes of High Temperature

Symptoms of High Temperature

  • The symptoms of a high temperature can vary depending on the underlying cause, but may include:
  • Elevated body temperature above the normal range
  • Sweating and chills
  • Headache and muscle aches
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dehydration

Treatment of High Temperature

  • Treatment for a high temperature depends on the underlying cause. For mild cases, resting, drinking plenty of fluids, and taking over-the-counter fever reducers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen may be sufficient. For more severe cases or those caused by infections, antibiotics or antiviral medications may be necessary. In some cases, hospitalization may be required.
  • It is important to seek medical attention if a high temperature is accompanied by severe symptoms, such as confusion, seizures, or difficulty breathing, or if it persists for an extended period of time. Additionally, it is important to take steps to prevent the spread of infections that may cause a high temperature, such as washing hands frequently and avoiding close contact with sick individuals.

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