Why do we get fever?
Asked by nes, 20 Jan '11 09:03 am
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Its a defense mechanism of the body to fight infection.It is a sign that lets us know that our body is working against the infection. It is an important function of the body.Answered by beena john, 20 Jan '11 09:06 am
A fever is actually a good thing. It means your body is trying to fight off the infection you have.(or illness)If it gets to 104,you need to get to the hospital. Fever (also known as pyrexia, or a febrile response, and archaically known as ague) is a medical symptom that describes an increase in internal body temperature to levels that are above normal (37C, 98.6F). Fever should not be confused with hyperthermia, which is an increase in body temperature over the bodys thermoregulatory set-point (normally approximately 37C, but increased during a fever). A fever is most accurately characterized as a temporary elevation in the body's thermoregulatory set-point, which is usually by about 1-2C. This elevation in thermoregulatory set-point means that the previous "normal body temperature" would be considered hypothermic. Effector mechanisms, such as increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, activation of brown adipose tissue, and muscular shivering attempt to counteract the perceived ...moreAnswered by sumati gayki, 20 Jan '11 09:08 am
Due to cold.Answered by XYZ, 20 Jan '11 09:57 am