General information about fever
When you have a fever your body temperature is higher than it usually is, which is about 37 degrees Celsius or 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Fever is usually a sign that your body is fighting of a disease. Even though that's a good thing, having a fever can be really annoying. Fever can be a symptom of several different things like laryngitis, the flu or a simple viral infection. Read more about fever below or do the symptom check and get personal information about your fever complaints
Other symptoms with fever
Other symptoms that you experience together with a fever are:
- Sore muscles
- Sore throat
Causes of fever
Fever can be caused by caused by several different things, the most commonly known cause being the flu. But even more often than the flu, fever is caused by viral infection, caused by other viruses, or by a simple common cold, acute bronchitis or laryngitis. With teenagers and young adults there's a possibility it could be mono.
Knowing what to do when you have a fever
It is important to know what you can do yourself to get rid of fever and when it is important to contact a doctor. So do the symptom check; you answer questions about your symptoms, like nausea, vomiting, fatigue, sore muscles, coughing, sore throat et cetera, and you will get a personal result within a few minutes, explaining everything about your complaints!