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Fever also known as the pyrexia, dengue or febrile response was originated from the Old English word fefur or ferefer. It was later was discovered from the Latin root word febris meaning heat, to warm something, or burn. A fever occurs when the human average body temperature goes above its normal range temperature between 98° degrees F and 100° degrees F. It is not considered to be a type of illness, but it does trigger the set point known as thermoregulation. Thermoregulation happens when a person experiences chills, an increase in the body muscle tone. When this occurs your immune system sends a single to your white blood cells to fight off an infection that’s harming the body. Certain symptoms of a fever may cause a person to have hallucinations, irritability, and confusion.
The causes of Fever
Temperature greater than 100.4 F (38 C)
Loss of appetite
Rapid heart rate
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
, which helps stop the hypothalamus from raising the body temperature
helps prevent the fever from occurring
it decrease the cause of pain
Types of Fever
When your having symptoms of fever, the best thing way to check your body temperature is using a medical thermometer or also known refer as clinical thermometer.
. A thermometer is consist if a glass tube, which at the end of the theremometer is a buld that has liquid. Traditional thermometers' use colored rubbing alcohol or mercury, but now the advancement theremometer. The purpose of the liquid, is ti help expand the uniform of the temperature of your body.
Places to check your body temperature: Oral method (mouth) Temporal Artery (under the Armpit), Tympanic Method (ears).
The first Electronic Clinical Thermometer was created in 1954
The history of fever dates back to the Jin Dynasty (265-420 AD). Dengue fever means water poison, which is associated with insects that carry diseases. This epidemic occurred in Asia, North America and Africa. Doctors have discovered other related diseases similar to dengue fever, such as fever. The history of fever dates back to the Jin Dynasty (265-420 AD), when the first record of dengue meaning water poison, associating with insects that carrying diseases. This epidemic occurred in Asia, North America and Africa. Doctors have discovered other conditional diseases similar to dengue fever, such as fever: continuous, remittent, intermittent Undulant, relapsing, hetic or septic. Fever is often mistaken as hypothermia, they have similar symptoms, but are also different. Hyperthermia is when your body loses heat faster than it can be produce, as opposed to a fever, which occurs when your body temperature temporarily increases above normal.
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A thermometer is consist of a glass tube, which at the end of the thermomter is a buld that has liquid. Tradtional theromoeters' use colorder rubbing alochol, but now the advancement in technolgoy some thermometers' use mecury.
The purpose of the liquid, is it helps expand the uniform of the temperture of your body.
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