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Last Updated: 09 May 2022
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Fever is a rise in body temperature over the normal temperature level, usually triggered by infection. As opposed to prominent idea, the extent of fever isn't necessarily pertaining to the seriousness of the illness, as an example, lethal meningitis might only cause a small temperature rise. Most cases of mild fever resolve on their own within a number of days. A mild fever can help the immune system to eliminate an infection. In children in between the ages of 6 months and 6 years, fever can set off convulsions. The symptoms of fever can include: Feeling unwell; Feeling hot and perspiring; Shivering; Chattering teeth; Flushed face. The cause of fever is usually an infection of some kind. Some tropical diseases, such as malaria, which can cause bouts of recurring fever or typhoid fever. Drugs, some people might be susceptible to fever as a side effect of certain drugs.

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