The Web is Underconstruction * We are Going to ahead for your online health services and Telemedicines as early as possible * Know more about Arsenicosis+Other Chemical Poisoning into our body Through Food Drinks-Medicine * Take Health Care from us-For more Benefit * Help ARSENICOSSIS-affected Patient for saving you + next Generation---Everyone may affected by ARSENICOSSIS from Food—Drinks-Natural sources & Medicines. Autism is a Natural CHANGE through Chromosome please take care of your Physical-Mental-Spiritual Health properly before/after Marriage. Then No Autistic Child in the World. We can take care of Autistic Children for cure. Obey Health Guideline—Introduce a Disease risk free + long live active Generation world wide by “Total Health Solution” removing ignorance +evilness.

Mother-- Main part of everyone

Daily Tips Gallery

  • Photo Title 1
  • Photo Title 2
  • Photo Title 3
  • Photo Title 4
  • Photo Title 5

Pay Your Fees First


Fees Amount
 USD

Health slide

Acute +Chronic Fever PDF Print E-mail

Acute +Chronic Fever

 

How to Recognize Chronic Fever

A fever is usually a symptom that the body is fending off an infection or undesirable condition. The most common causes of a fever are cold and flu, but fevers can be caused by a wide variety of illnesses. In cases in which the fever is prolonged, recurring, or chronic, the causes can be a little more difficult to understand. To recognize chronic fever, you will need to pay attention to some of the accompanying symptoms, your recent activities and your health history. If you are experiencing chronic fever, see a doctor.

Difficulty:
Easy

Instructions

Things You'll Need

  • Oral thermometer
  • Anal thermometer (optional)
    • 1

      Learn how to take your own temperature. Using an oral thermometer, place the sensor under your tongue for a good two minutes or more. Be sure not to eat or drink anything for the 15 minutes prior to taking your temperature. If your temperature is higher than 99 degrees F or 37 degrees C, you are in the fever zone.

    • 2

      Determine how long you have had your fever. A chronic fever is one that lasts for longer than a few days or recurs at regular or irregular intervals over the course of weeks, months or years. If this is the case, you might have a chronic fever. This means your autoimmune system is either fighting something off, or it is fighting unnecessarily with itself due to an autoimmune disorder. In either case, see a doctor.

    • 3

      Assess accompanying symptoms, if any. Do you have a persistent cough, headache, infection, abdominal pain or bodily soreness? Often a chronic fever will be accompanied by some of these symptoms, but not necessarily. A chronic fever can exist all by itself.

    • 4

      Assess your recent activities. For example, have you visited a foreign country? Had intimate contact with another person or drank from the same glass? These activities can increase the chances of catching a virus whose symptoms include fever. This can help you to hone in on whether your fever is chronic or the result of repeated exposure to new stimuli.

    • 5

      Assess your health history. If you have recently had a bout with pneumonia, for example, there is a chance of a recurring, chronic fever after recovery. If you have an disorder of the autoimmune system, you are more likely to experience chronic fever.

Ads by Google

Tips & Warnings

  • When taking your temperature with an oral thermometer, have patience. Wait until the mercury has risen all the way to your true temperature.

  • For more accurate temperature readings, you might want to consider an anal thermometer.


Read more: How to Recognize Chronic Fever | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2300967_recognize-chronic-fever.html#ixzz1Uz7GGNyL

 


 

Fever, intermittent or chronic

Many fevers (defined as a body temperature higher than 99 degrees Fahrenheit or 37 degrees centigrade) are associated with infections or other causes that are easy to identify. As soon as the underlying cause is resolved, the temperature usually returns to normal.

In addition to infections, any disorder or injury that produces tissue damage or inflammation can cause a fever, including heart attacks, cancer, burns, and broken bones. In some instances, the cause is not readily apparent, and the fever may persist for days or even weeks, often on an intermittent basis. These chronic fevers are often referred to as fevers of unidentified origin, or FUO for short. Finding the underlying cause of such fevers often requires considerable medical detective work. Frequently, however, the fever is accompanied by other symptoms that provide important clues to the underlying cause.

Causes of intermittent or chronic fevers

Abscesses
An abscess is a walled off, puss-filled pocket of bacterial infection that forms somewhere in the body. Some abscesses, such as the boils that form just under the skin, are familiar and readily apparent. Less familiar are abscesses that develop in internal organs, such as the lungs, brain, and liver. Antibiotics often fail to eradicate the underlying infection because the drugs may not penetrate the abscess wall. Such internal abscesses can produce a variety of symptoms, depending upon the affected organs. For example, a brain abscess can encroach on brain structures, producing symptoms similar to those of a tumor. Frequently, however, the major symptom is a chronic, low-grade fever.

Autoimmune diseases
In an autoimmune disease, the body's protective immune system goes awry and destroys normal body tissue as if it were an outside invader. Although there is no infection, the body often reacts as if there were. Thus, a chronic fever is a common symptom of many autoimmune diseases. There may also be inflammation in the joints or other organs that are under attack.

Thermometers can read centigrade or Fahrenheit

In rheumatoid arthritis, for example, there is often a chronic, low-grade fever as well as joint inflammation and pain. Lupus, another autoimmune rheumatic disorder, is also characterized by a chronic fever, although the other symptoms vary considerably according to the site of organ involvement.

Cardiovascular inflammation
Fever is a common result of inflammation, including inflammatory conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels. A serious heart infection called subacute bacterial endocarditis often produces a chronic low-grade fever. In this disease, bacteria invade the lining of the heart and heart valves. If untreated, the smoldering infection can destroy the heart valves, eventually leading to heart failure and death. Aortic inflammation (temporal or giant-cell arteritis) is an inflammation of the walls of the aorta, the body's largest artery. Initially, the major symptoms are a chronic, low-grade fever, malaise, weakness, and distorted or diminished vision.

Intestinal inflammation
Various inflammatory bowel disorders often produce chronic or intermittent low-grade fevers. In Crohn's disease (inflammation of the small and large intestines), fever, weight loss, and diarrhea are common early symptoms. Diverticulitis, an intestinal disease in which outpouches form in weakened segments of the colon, often produces a chronic fever along with abdominal pain and diarrhea alternating with constipation. Ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting the colon, and enterocolitis, in which both the small intestine and colon are inflamed, also can cause chronic fever as well as GI symptoms.

Medication side effects
A number of medications can cause drug fever, an elevated temperature that is a side effect of treatment rather than a symptom of underlying disease. The most common causes of drug fever are antibiotics (especially sulfa drugs), psychotropic medications (especially barbiturates), antihistamines, and certain drugs used to lower high blood pressure.

Sarcoidosis
This disease is characterized by the formation of nodules or masses called granulomas in various internal organs. The lungs and liver are the disease's most common targets; other organs that are often affected include the lymph nodes, salivary glands, eyes, heart, skin, and central nervous system. In addition to a chronic, low-grade fever, symptoms may include weight loss, joint pain, difficulty breathing, and enlarged lymph nodes.

Thyroid disorders
The revved-up metabolism that characterizes an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism) sometimes produces chronic or intermittent fevers. Other symptoms may include palpitations, diarrhea, weight loss, nervousness, intolerance to heat, sweating, and bulging eyes.

 

Advice about intermittent or chronic fevers

  • Any persistent, unexplained fever should be investigated by a doctor.
  • A fever that develops a few days or even weeks after taking a medication may be an adverse side effect of the drug. Call a doctor as soon as possible and ask for guidance as to what medications should be avoided.