As a result of the immune system response in the body affecting the hypothalamus, the body temperature rises for a short time. This manifests itself as fever in people. A fever is an indication that the immune system is fighting something.
Fever can be measured from the armpit, mouth, ear and rectum. Measurement differences can be observed in each region. Oral measurements may not give accurate results if something hot or cold is eaten before the measurement. Lower temperatures may also be found in armpit measurements.
What Are the Symptoms of Fever?
The most obvious complaints of people with fever are chills and shake. As a result of narrowing of the peripheral vessels, coldness occurs in the extremities such as hands and feet. Twitches are also observed in the muscles due to contraction. People's heartbeat and, accordingly, their metabolism accelerate. A 10-12% increase in metabolism is observed in fevers exceeding 37 degrees. The body's need for fluid and calories increases. The body gets tired and sluggish because of the additional load on the heart and respiratory system.
The most common symptoms of fever are as follows:
o An accelerated heartbeat
o Muscle pain
o Loss of appetite
o Weakness and fatigue
o Increased sensitivity to pain
o Concentration disorder
If these symptoms are accompanied by the following symptoms, it is necessary to seek immediate medical attention:
o Hypersensitivity to light
o Stiffness and pain in the neck
o Shortness of breath
o Abdominal pain
o Muscle cramps
o Blurring in the mind
In addition, it is useful to see a specialist, since pain when urinating with fever, insufficient, dark-colored or foul-smelling urine can also be an indication of a serious condition.