Health-Related Issues -- Fever

Symptoms

  • temperature above normal (98.6 F.)
  • chills
  • hot, flushed skin
  • sweating

Treatment

  • apply blankets for chills
  • if not having chills, remove excess clothing to promote heat loss
  • sponge with lukewarm (not cold) water to reduce fever
  • increase fluid intake to prevent dehydration
  • take acetaminophen or ibuprofen for comfort and to reduce fever

Get Advice For

  • fever with vomiting, severe headache, or a stiff neck
  • temperature over 101 F.
  • fever above 100 F. for more than three days