A fever is a high body temperature and can be caused by hundreds of different conditions. The most common causes are a respiratory viral infection such as the common cold, flu, etc., or a form of viral gastroenteritis. These types of fever usually resolve with symptomatic treatments over a few days. Take care to watch for complications from fever (e.g. dehydration, ear infection, febrile convulsions, etc.). There are also many more serious causes of fever, and a full diagnosis should be confirmed by a doctor. High fever can also become very serious, especially in young children, and can be a medical emergency.
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- Common Cold: The common cold refers to any number of viral infections of the nose and throat. Typical symptoms are all too
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- Flu: Flu, also called influenza, is a viral infection of the upper airways. It is usually more severe than the common cold
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- Dehydration: Dehydration is a lack of adequate fluid in the body. Dehydration is a dangerous complication of various infections, and can
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- Ear Infection: An ear infection can affect one or both ears. There are different types of ear infection depending on the exact
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- Medical Emergency Conditions: A medical emergency requires immediate professional medical care, with the calling of ambulance or other emergency services. Emergency first aid
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