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

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

    Forehead feels 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.

    Infection may be present
  • 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.

    You feel dehydrated
  • 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.

    High heart rate
  • 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.


    Episodes of unconsciousness
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