Fever

Fever

There is nothing worse than getting sick with a fever. They seem to come at all the wrong moments and never go away when we need them to.
A fever is one of the most common types of maladies that plagues humans on a regular basis and has become integral to our lives on virtually every level. Of all the kinds of common sicknesses that we come into contact with on a regular basis, the fever is by far the most common.

There are many things that can cause a fever and if you know what to look for ahead of time. You’ll be able to help prevent the contraction of a fever and save yourself those sick days at work.

One of the primary effects of a fever is the rise in the body temperature of the sufferer.

 

General characteristics

A fever is most often characterized by the increasing body temperature of the person, at which point they feel a general feeling of coldness despite the fact that their body temperature is increasing. After a person’s temperatures reaches the higher temperature, the person may have a feeling of warmth.

A fever is actually the body’s natural response to fighting off a bacterial infection. Most fevers are not serious and pass within a few days to a week. These are most common and most people will experience this when enduring a fever.

Though, despite this there are types of fevers, which can be much more serious and prove to exacerbate things further into a complicated state.

What Kinds of Fevers Are There?

Types of fevers

There are various types of fevers, which have different characteristics.

Continuous Fever

With a continuous fever, the person’s body temperature remains at a higher than normal temperature throughout the entire day. Generally does not fluctuate very much in temperature.

 

Intermittent Fever

This type of fever is characterized by the rise in temperature for only a small portion of the day, while the rest of the day the temperature remains at normal.

 

Remittent Fever

This is similar to the continuous fever as the temperature remains above normal throughout the length of the day, but there is a greater fluctuation of temperature.

 

Symptoms of a fever

Contracting a fever is no fun for anyone and the symptoms involved can be extremely exhausting and tiresome for the sufferer.

Most symptoms of a fever are a higher than normal body temperature and general feeling of sickness and head pressure. The fever may lead to overall depression, anxiety and a general sense of lethargy in the person suffering from it. The inability to concentrate as well as a general lack of cognition and alertness may also be by products of a fever.

It’s best if you have a fever to stay in bed and get plenty of rest and drink lots of water.

If you feel that you are suffering from a more sever version of a fever you may want to consult your doctor for recommended treatment.