What is Fever
Fever is when a human's body temperature goes above the normal range of 36–37° Centigrade (98–100° Fahrenheit). It is a common medical sign. Other terms for a fever include pyrexia and controlled hyperthermia. As the body temperature goes up, the person may feel cold until it levels off and stops rising. When somebody has a fever, signs and symptoms are linked to what is known as sickness behavior. If the fever is high, there may also be extreme irritability, confusion, delirium, and seizures.
Anyone with a fever should consume plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration. Dehydration will complicate any illness. If the fever has been caused by a bacterial infection, the doctor may prescribe an antibiotic. Acetaminophen (Tylenol and others) can be used to lower a fever. The recommended paediatric dose can be suggested by the child's paediatrician. Adults without liver disease or other health problems can take 1,000 mg (two "extra-strength" tablets) every six hours or as directed by a physician.