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Fever is also known as hyperthermia, pyrexia, or elevated temperature1. It describes a body temperature that’s higher than normal.

Fever can affect children and adults. A short-term increase in body temperature can help your body fight off illness. However, a severe fever can be a symptom of a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. Recognizing a fever can enable you to get treatment and proper monitoring for it. Normal body temperature is typically 37 0c may vary slightly in each person.

WHAT USUALLY CAUSES A FEVER? 

Some possible causes include: infections, including the flu, common cold and pneumonia, ear infections, recent immunizations, teething (in infants), some inflammatory diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease, blood clots.

Your doctor will probably perform a physical examination and medical tests. This will help him determine the cause of the fever and an effective course of treatment.

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(Ibuprofen 200 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg)

  1. What causes fever? 221 possible conditions. Available at: http://www.healthline.com/symptom/fever. Accessed on 10/21/16

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