Fever Overview

Man with a fever

Fever

Fever is a common sign and symptom observed in a variety of clinical settings.1

The normal body temperature is about 36.5°C to 38°C, with the typical temperature at 37°C. In a healthy afebrile person, the hypothalamic thermoregulatory centre of the brain regulates body temperature by balancing the heat produced during metabolism and that released through respiration and evaporation.1 However, when this balance is offset due to different reasons, fever sets in.

One common symptom in a variety of conditions2

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Baby with fever

Ollie’s got a fever

Ollie’s 1 years old and has been having a fever for the past two days. His mum is worried because he’s been fussy and not eating well. She’s been doing tepid sponging but the fever isn’t going down too much. She wants something to help him get rid of the fever and at the same time, something that is safe for him.

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Understanding fever

Child with fever

What causes fever?

Learn more about the causes of fever.

Causes

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How do they present?

Refresh your knowledge on the signs and symptoms of fever and learn about “red flag” symptoms that indicate a referral to the doctor.

Signs and symptoms

Medicines

What can you recommend to your patients for fever?

Find out more about both non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments for fever in both adults and children.

Management

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Therapeutic challenges in managing fever and pain in children

For healthcare professionals on the subject of managing paediatric fever and pain.

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