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Fever

Also called: Pyrexia
अनुवाद: हिन्दी
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A fever is a body temperature that is higher than normal. It is not an illness. It is part of your body's defense against infection. Most bacteria and viruses that cause infections do well at the body's normal temperature (98.6 F). A slight fever can make it harder for them to survive. Fever also activates your body's immune system.

Infections cause most fevers. There can be many other causes, including

Treatment depends on the cause of your fever. Your health care provider may recommend using over-the-counter medicines such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen to lower a very high fever. Adults can also take aspirin, but children with fevers should not take aspirin. It is also important to drink enough liquids to prevent dehydration.

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Demographic Information - Fever

Following is the demographic information reported by website visitors for Fever. Information below may include patient demographics as well as data for website visitors who might be researching on behalf of patients e.g. parents for small children. The data below may or may not be reflective of the complete patient population demographics for this medicine/health topic.
User gender
32 out of 43 users are male.
Patients
Female11
Male32
Other0
Survey Participants: 43
User age
The most common user is < 21 years old.
Patients
< 2119
21-3012
30-4011
40-502
50+4
Survey Participants: 48
User reported disease
Users most commonly suffer from Back pain.
Patients
Back pain4
Asthma3
Chronic pain (e.g., arthritis, migraine, fibromyalgia, neuropathy)1
Sexually transmitted disease (STD)1
Angina1
Coronary heart disease1
Other2
Survey Participants: 13
User exercise frequency
Users most commonly exercise once a week.
Patients
Once a week12
Twice a week5
Five times a week7
Everyday11
Survey Participants: 35
User smoking habit
29 out of 39 users do not smoke.
Patients
Smoke10
Do not smoke29
Survey Participants: 39
User alcohol consumption frequency
Users most commonly reported never consuming alcohol
Patients
Never22
One drink a day2
Two drinks a day2
More than two drinks a day0
Once a week4
Twice a week0
Once a month3
Survey Participants: 33
User body weight
9 out of 36 users report being overweight.
Patients
Overweight9
Not overweight27
Survey Participants: 36
User well-being
11 out of 32 users report having significant pain in the last 3 months.
Patients
Significant pain in the last 3 months11
No significant pain in the last 3 months21
Survey Participants: 32
User profession
The most common user profession is Other.
Patients
Other19
Student5
Engineer, IT or Software4
Family business2
Accountant2
Work in a Start up1
Survey Participants: 33

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This page was last updated on 10/19/2017.
This page provides information for Fever in English.

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