Fever is a temporary rise in the body temperature, often due to an illness. Fever is a signal that there is something out of the ordinary is going on in the body. It is very important to rule all the exact cause of fever and start the treatment accordingly, there are many reasons that may cause a fever like infection, heat exhaustion, COVID-19, vaccines and immunizations, cancer, malaria, etc.
This package helps in screening of some of the common causes of fever like malaria, typhoid, UTI’s, etc.
Malaria is a disease caused by a plasmodium parasite, transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes.
Typhoid fever is an infection that spreads through contaminated food and water. An infection in any part of the urinary system, the kidneys, bladder or urethra.
This package is advised for those suffering from chronic fever to identify the cause and get treated accordingly.
Frequently asked questions
What are the symptoms of malaria?
Signs of malaria are similar to flu. That may include:
Fever with sweating
Headache and muscle aches
Chest pain, breathing difficulty with/without cough
Diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting
As malaria progresses, it can cause anaemia and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes).
How many days will typhoid fever lasts?
Typhoid usually last between 7 to 14 days, but can be as short as 3 days, or as long as 30 days. If untreated, the illness usually lasts for 3 to 4 weeks, but may be a little longer in a small number of people. Symptoms of typhoid may vary from mild to severe and life-threatening.
Is there a vaccine for typhoid fever?
Yes, but it may not be recommended for routine use. The vaccine is given to people: who work in jobs or places that put them at a close risk for infection, who travel to countries where typhoid is common, who have a family member who is ill with typhoid.
What is the treatment to typhoid?
The antibiotic therapy is the only effective way of treating of typhoid fever. And a doctor will prescribe a required antibiotics and dose.
What body temperature is considered as fever?
In most adult individuals, an oral or axillary temperature above 37.6°C (99.7°F) or a rectal or ear temperature above 38.1°C (100.6°F) is considered a fever.
What are the causes of fever?
Some of the common causes of a fever in adults are:
Viral infection (like the flu or a cold)
Inflammation (from conditions like rheumatoid arthritis)
Some adults may have a higher risk of getting a fever. If you have a chronic health condition or have been treated for a severe illness, you may be more likely to get a serious fever.