Wednesday, August 3, 2016

What is Considered a Fever?

What is Considered a Fever?

Today we will be answering the question - What is considered a fever?  Before I start with answering the question, I will first of all try to define or rather tell you the meaning of fever.  In answering this question, I will try to explain fever in a language that a lay man in the medical field will understand.

What is Fever

Before I proceed with answering the question – what is considered a fever in adult or in children, I will to also let you know that fever is not an illness of its own but rather a symptom of an underlying problem or illness going on in the body.
 Fever is defined as a temperature above the body’s normal range.
Also for you to understand what is considered a fever; it is important that you know that the body temperature is not a constant.  Normal body temperature is a range that varies with respect to a patient’s age, time of day, etc.  The normal body temperature ranges between 36.1C (97F) to 37.2C (99F).

Explanation  of what is considered a fever

From the above explanation, one can easily explain what is considered a fever.  For you to consider a patient as having fever, the temperature has to be above 37.2C (99F).

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