Why do we have fever?


What is Fever?

Fever is a condition of  the body wherein the temperature of the body reaches an  unnatural high. The normal body temperature of a healthy man is 98.4 degrees Fahrenheit, but when under attack from foreign bodies (viruses, bacteria ,etc), this temperature rises. Fever is the indication of the body that something is wrong with it.

What are White Blood Cells?

When infections occur in the human system caused due to entry of foreign bodies such as viruses and bacteria , the Human Circulatory System has its own defense mechanism called as the White Blood Cells(WBC). The foreign bodies produce toxins , thus increasing the temperature. To combat these foreign bodies the Immune System increases the production of White Blood You do not have access to view this node, thus causing a further increase in temperature.

When does the Doctor come in ?

High fevers, with temperatures of 103° and above, can signal a potentially dangerous infection. Contact your doctor in case of a high fever or if a lower fever doesn't resolve with simple You do not have access to view this node.

Common Ailments associated with Fever ?

Chicken Pox, Measles,Pneumonia, Silicosis . Being in a hot environment for way too long also causes a change in the body temperature.  Fever and the degree of temperature of the body can be measured by the thermometer.

How to be relieved of Fever ?

The best way to get rid of it would be to consult a doctor. The following tips may be taken after the doctor's advice is heeded

  • Luke Warm Water Bath - This causes the body temparature to even out.
  • Cold Packs must be placed at the under-arms, forehead.
  • The person must not be covered in blankets or warm clothes .