How to check fever when you don’t have a thermometer

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Oct 27, 2015

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There are different causes of fever and many illnesses can also cause fever. If there is no thermometer available, here’s how to check for fever.
  • 1

    Forehead feels hot

    In fever, there is a temporary increase in your body temperature. Put your hand on your forehead and if it feels hot to touch, you may have a fever. If there is a fever, skin on your entire body may feel hot.

  • 2

    Infection may be present

    If there are signs of an infection such as body aches, flushed complexion, fatigue and chills, you might have fever. These signs often accompany a fever.

  • 3

    You feel dehydrated

    One of the telltale sign of a fever is dehydration. When dehydrated, you will feel extreme thirst and mouth will become dry. Also, you will experience problems to urinate.

  • 4

    High heart rate

    If you have fever, you will a faster heart rate. In fever, faintness and dizziness accompanies it. If heart rate continues to accelerate without other signs of fever, get in touch with the appropriate help.

  • 5

    Episodes of unconsciousness

    If you have an extremely high fever, you may experience hallucinations or lapses into periods of unconsciousness. For high fever, seek medical assistance right away.

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