Fever - Definition

Ask a question

Definition


Fever is an elevation of body temperature above the normal temperature.
In most cases, fever is a symptom of infection.

Temperature


The temperature normally varies between 36 and 37.2 ° C.
Everyone does not agree on the temperature of which we can speak of fever. Some speak as soon as 37.5 ° C and others not until at least 38 ° C.

Risks


Above 40 ° C, fever can be a deadly risk, so it is important not to let it rise.

Treatment


For this, we can use such drugs as aspirin, cold showers or ice packs.