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What Is Dingy Fever
Tropical virus: Dengue fever is a common tropical viral infection occurring after a single mosquito bite.There are >100 countries where dengue is active.Most initial infections are mild while repeat infections can be severe or deadly. Avoiding mosquito bites is the best way to prevent dengue fever.There is no vaccine.Symptoms resemble flu & may include a rash.Dengue may begin upto 14 days after return from travel. ...Read more
Use thermometer: Sometimes it is difficult to tell if you have a fever (sometimes it is obvious). If a person is unclear, there are many good thermometers available at the drug store that can confirm if a fever is present or not. A fever can be related to a viral or bacterial infection and in rare cases other non-infectious causes. If fever is very high or persistent, seek care to determine next best course. ...Read more
It can be checked: To determine if a person has a fever (above normal body temperature) requires a thermometer. Just touching the forehead is not very predictive. There are various thermometers---some can be place on in the ear, some over the temporal artery, some in the mouth and rectal temperatures. These thermometers are available without a prescription and affordable. ...Read more
Fever: Defined in many different ways. My preference is a body temperature which in the course of 24 hours either fails to fall as low as 98.6 f, or reaches 100 f. If you define it in a clinically relevant fashion, that depends on the particular illness or condition being examined. ...Read more
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