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Everyone has had a fever, right? So it's safe to say that a fever is one of the most common ailments that affect a normal human being. A fever, also known as pyrexia or controlled hyperthermia, occurs when the body's temperature rises above the normal range (97 to 99 degrees (36 to 37.2 Celcius). This is the body's thermoregulatory set-point which rises when there is any faulty mechanism like an infection or disease that affects the body. A low grade fever usually keeps fluctuating i.e., it has the tendency to rise in temperature and then suddenly fall back down to normal or low reading. A low grade fever does not rise above 101 degrees F (38.5°C) and is not considered dangerous. The following article will deal with some of the low grade fever causes and try to get to the root of what exactly causes it.Fever, which is also known as pyrexia, is a condition where there is an increase in the body temperature, usually by about 1 - 2 degrees. Recurring fever is a symptom where the fever fails to recede and keeps coming back in the form of recurrent bouts. This is a symptom which can occur in a variety of serious diseases and disorders. Symptoms of recurring fever often occur in conjunction with other serious symptoms, like constant vomiting, irritability, loss of appetite, body pain etc. Thus, there are many diseases that can causes recurring fevers in children and adults, so it is important to try and diagnose the disease first and then try and treat the disease rather than the symptom. Given below are the causes and treatment options for recurring fever.
The treatment for recurring fever will depend on the cause of recurring fever. This symptom can lead to various complications if not dealt with on a priority basis. Firstly, the cause of recurring fever will have to correctly diagnosed. Normally, a blood test or a urine test for the specific microorganism suffices to check for that condition, for example, a Widal test for typhoid helps in reaching a confirmed diagnosis of typhoid. So, once the diagnosis has been confirmed, the treatment for the condition is given. Normally for recurring fever, only anti-pyretics will not suffice as there is mostly a need for systemic treatment in such cases. Hence, administration of antibiotics is almost always done in cases of recurring fever. Depending on the severity of the disease, the antibiotics can be administered in oral or intravenous form.Thus, recurring fever is a serious symptom that needs to be dealt with. More often than not, the cause of recurring fever can be diagnosed easily with the help a detailed history of the patient. Mostly, if the patient says that he has recently been to a tropical country then there are high chances that the it could be malaria or typhoid, as these diseases are endemic in most tropical countries. This is helpful because then the treatment can be initiated immediately, rather than waiting for the blood report. However, only after a detailed analysis of the blood report, should the doctor reach a final diagnosis and chalk out a treatment plan which should be implemented immediately.Babies are very prone to having high fever. This is because their body is busy fighting off infections and building its immune system. However, many parents make the mistake of giving the baby the same medicine that they would take for a fever, half in quantity. Please avoid doing that. Children and their systems are still in the forming stage. Giving them heavy doses of medicines like ibrufen etc. will make them dependent on them. Take them to the doctor if their body temperature is higher than normal. That is because a doctor can diagnose the issue and give the right dosage and medication in the basis of the babies age etc. That is the safest way to treat a baby's fever. Read more on high fever in toddlers.High body temperature than normal or in short, fever is amongst the most commonly reported medical conditions. It is the first sign that indicates pathogenic infection and presence of a disease. Hence, it won't be wrong to say that fever is directly or indirectly related to any type of diseases and disorders known to us. Symptoms that usually accompany low grade fever in adults are shivering, chills, weakness, body ache and increased heart beat. Fever treatment is proceeded with reference to the underlying cause.For a healthy individual, the ideal temperature of the body is 98.6 degrees F. The term, low grade fever in adults, indicate body temperature between 100 degrees F to103 degrees F. According to health experts, low grade fever is caused due to the body's natural defense mechanism. But, it is not clear as to why the body temperature rises as a response to infection. Some experts suggest that it is the fast release of white blood cells and their attack against germs, which leads to low grade fever. While others suggest that the immune system fights against the invading microbes at a higher body temperature.

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This article was published on 2010/09/30