MBBS MAMC New Delhi
MD AIIMS New Delhi
MD (Family Medicine) USC California
26+ years of experienceSpeaks Hindi, English
MBBS AIIMS New Delhi
30+ years of experienceSpeaks Hindi, English
MD University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA
Diplomate American Board of Family Medicine
20+ years of experienceSpeaks Hindi, English
MBBS Mumbai University
DCH Royal College Of Physicians of Ireland
20+ years of experienceSpeaks Hindi, English, Marathi, Gujarati
MBBS Poona University
Master Diploma in HRM & HRD IIMM, Pune
AFIH DG Factory Advise service and Labour Insititute
31+ years of experienceSpeaks English, Hindi, Marathi
MBBS MAMC New Delhi
MD MAMC New Delhi
25+ years of experienceSpeaks Hindi, English
MD(Internal Medicine) Lady Hardinge Medical college
25+ years of experienceSpeaks English, Hindi
MBBS B N Mandal University, Bihar
20+ years of experienceSpeaks Hindi, English, Bit of Telugu and Bengali
MBBS J N Medical College, Aligarh
MD J N Medical College, Aligarh
30+ years of experienceSpeaks English, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic
MBBS Tribhuvan University, Nepal
SEEDS (Ongoing fellowship) American College of Chest Physician
8+ years of experienceSpeaks Hindi, English
MBBS Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni
12+ years of experienceSpeaks English, Hindi
Fever is one of the most common problems people face, much more so in tropical countries like India,than in the West. Also called hyperthermia or pyrexia, fever manifests as a rise in the body temperature. It is also a very common condition accompanying most illnesses. It is important to note that fever is not an illness in itself. It is an indicator of underlying conditions such as an infection.
The hypothalamus, which is a part of our brain, is in charge of maintaining our body temperature. Our normal body temperature varies between 36-37.5°C. However, in case of an infection, the hypothalamus resets the body to a higher temperature, as a protective response to rid the body of the infecting bug.
However, activities and emotions can also increase the body temperature. For instance anxiety, thrill or excitement, wearing too many clothes, certain food and/or medications, and bodily activity or exercise can raise your body’s temperature slightly. Some days during the menstrual cycle can give a feeling of fever. In these cases the fever is not something to worry about.
Mild fever that usually happens due to a viral infection or common cold can be treated at home. Today, even Covid related fever is also treated at home unless the infection is severe with other accompanying and alarming symptoms or in case of patients with serious underlying conditions like heart ailments or cancer.
Other than antipyretics, doctors also prescribe medicines which are antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal or anti-parasitic depending on the cause of your condition.
All of us get fever many times in our lives and we generally manage it without consulting doctors. While mild, short-term fever is normally an immune response that helps in combating illnesses, fever in its severe form which continues for more than 3-4 days, mostly indicates underlying medical conditions. This is when lab tests are necessary to assess the presence of underlying conditions which might be the cause behind your fever. You can book a GP consultation on DocGenie very easily and get an assessment, correct tests & treatment advice. Fever tests can zero down to the root cause of your symptoms so that the right treatment can be initiated and you are cured at the earliest. A fever test typically involves a blood test and urine test. If the fever continues for more than three days, dengue, malaria and typhoid tests are also performed. A laboratory resource person takes your blood sample, which is then sent to the lab for testing.
If you or anyone in the family is facing any of the above conditions, consult an online GP doctor on DocGenie. Our doctors will get a detailed history and order the necessary tests needed for treatment.
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