Viral Fever - Symptoms and Prevention

Viral fever is any fever that is caused by a virus or virus infections.

Feeling under the weather, you go to the doctor and he claims that you have a viral fever. What does it mean? Well, viral fever is not a singular diseases. It is actually an umbrella term for any fever that is result of a viral infection.

A viral infection is when a virus enters your system and results in infecting your body, making you feel not so good. The body’s antibodies fight back but sometimes they require external help in forms of medicines or vaccines.

This viral infection results in the temperature of your body rising, so basically the viral fever is a symptom of a viral infection. There are many different types of viruses that can result in humans getting a viral fever. They are often characterized based on their symptoms. Hence, when trying to treat the infection and the fever, it is pertinent that the doctors know what kind of virus it is that requires to be treated. In most cases, the doctors usually treat the symptoms and leave it up to the body to fight off the infection. This is why many doctors advice resting and drinking a lot of fluids when fighting off a fever.

Symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Body pain
  • Low or high fever
  • Cough
  • Inflammation of the pharynx
  • Running nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Intermittent in nature (occurs at regular intervals)
  • Occurs along with chills
  • Doesn’t subside with medicines
  • Has been present for a long time
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Redness and burning sensation in eyes
  • Skin rashes
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle and joint pains
  • Bleeding from the skin (rare, but an important symptom)

Prevention

  • Wash your hands often, especially before and after eating
  • Wash your hands thoroughly, including underneath the nails and the back of the hand
  • Carry hand sanitizers or moist towelettes for places where you can’t wash your hands
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough
  • Avoid sharing food, drinks or utensils
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes
  • Make sure you are updated on your vaccines

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