What are the Symptoms of Fever?

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Aug 11, 2011

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Symptoms of Fever


Fever can be defined as rise in temperature above its normal range that is, 96.0°F - 99.6°F. Fever is a symptom and not a disease so depending on the cause of fever additional signs and symptoms of fever may include:


  • Sweating and Shivering.
  • Headache.
  • Muscle aches.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Dehydration.
  • General weakness.
  • Confusion, excessive sleepiness or lethargy and tiredness, and stiff neck.
  • Severe headache.
  • Sore throat (associated with difficulty in swallowing or drooling).
  • Rash.
  • Chest pain.
  • Difficulty in breathing.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Severe abdominal pain.
  • Blood in stool.
  • Pain while passing urine.

High fevers i.e. temperatures between 103°F (39.4 C) and 106°F (41.1 C) may cause:

  • Hallucinations.
  • Confusion.
  • Irritability.
  • Convulsions.
  • Dehydration.
  • Lethargy and tiredness.


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