What does having a fever mean?
does it mean that i have an infection somewhere?
does it mean that i'm gonna throw up?
are there cures, remedies?
any info would help. Thanks!
- ⚜⚜⚜Lv 57 years agoFavorite Answer
A fever (known medically as Pyrexia) is when your body's internal temperature rises above it's normal level. The point where fever begins is 98.6 degrees farenheit, but fevers most commonly peak around the 101 degree area. 105-104 degrees is when you need to seek medical attention, otherwise fever is relatively harmless, even if it's awful to have.
Fever has many sources, there is no way to tell where a fever comes from unless some more detail is given. You usually don't throw up with a fever, and fever is generally indicative of an infection somewhere, though don't be frightened, because in the vast majority of cases fevers are simply caused by the common cold, and a cold won't hurt you.
If your fever continues to bother you, go see a doctor, they will give you far better medical attention than Yahoo answers can. Make sure to drink plenty of liquids like water or milk, this helps your body cope with the pathogen causing it. Get well soon.
- Fred FLv 77 years ago
The body tries to fight off an infection by raising the body temperature.
98.6 is normal.
Aspirin will reduce a slight fever. If it goes over 100 it would be a good idea to go to the doctor.
- SandraLv 77 years ago
Fever is a symptom, not a disease. It is the body's normal response to infections (such as colds or flu, not just sore toes). Fever helps fight infections by turning on the body's immune system. Most fevers (100° to 104°F, or 37.8° to 40°C) are not harmful. Most are caused by viral illnesses such as colds or flu. Some are caused by bacterial illnesses such as strep throat or bladder infections.
You can take ibuprofen to reduce fever, but you need to rest in bed to help your body recover from the infection.
- 7 years ago
It means u should just rest for now