DenpaNews Fever is a condition that generally occurs as a reaction of the immune system in fighting infection. This condition can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, or parasites that cause disease.
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Fever is characterized by an increase in body temperature to more than 38 degrees Celsius. Fever is also known as hyperthermia, pyrexia, or high temperature. This condition can affect both children and adults.
Quoting from the Healthline , fever occurs when a part of the brain called the hypothalamus shifts the normal body temperature set point upwards, resulting in a higher body temperature. Quoting from Web MD, the following are the causes and symptoms of fever:
Causes of Fever
– Infections of the ears, lungs, skin, throat, bladder, or kidneys
– Conditions that cause inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis
– Drug side effects
– Vaccines and immunizations
– Blood clotting
– Autoimmune conditions such as lupus and inflammatory bowel disease (IBS)
– Hormonal disorders such as hyperthyroidism
– Illegal drugs such as amphetamines and cocaine
– Teething in babies
– Feeling weak
– Being irritable
– Loss of appetite