What are the Symptoms of Fever?

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May 04, 2018
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  • Fever can be defined as a rise in temperature above its normal range that is, 96.0°F - 99.6°F
  • Fever is a symptom and not a disease; it may include other signs and symptoms
  • If the temperature is between 103°F (39.4 C) and 106°F (41.1 C), then it is considered high fever

Fever can be defined as a 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
  • A headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dehydration
  • General weakness
  • Confusion, excessive sleepiness or lethargy and tiredness, and stiff neck
  • A severe headache
  • A 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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