Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
Diseases » Fever » Introduction


Fever: Introduction

An increase in temperature to a range that is above normal. The body's temperature is usually increased in response to infections which can be bacterial or viral. Fever can be caused by fairly benign conditions such as a cold or by serious conditions such as meningitis. ...more »

Symptoms of Fever

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Fever:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Fever?

Fever: Related Patient Stories

Fever: Deaths

Read more about Deaths and Fever.

Alternative Treatments for Fever

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Fever may include:

  • Soak feet in a mustard powder bath
  • Lukewarm bath
  • Sponge bath
  • Cool washcloth
  • more treatments »

Fever: Complications

Read more about complications of Fever.

Causes of Fever

Read more about causes of Fever.

More information about causes of Fever:

Misdiagnosis and Fever

Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis, when the condition is really a harmless complication of another infection, such as a common more »

Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection wears off after about 15 years. Thus, more »

Fever: Research Doctors & Specialists

Research related physicians and medical specialists:

Other doctor, physician and specialist research services:

Latest Treatments for Fever

Fever: Animations

Research about Fever

Visit our research pages for current research about Fever treatments.

Clinical Trials for Fever

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on for Fever include:

Fever Message Boards

Related forums and medical stories:

User Interactive Forums

Read about other experiences, ask a question about Fever, or answer someone else's question, on our message boards:

Definitions of Fever:

A rise in body temperature above the normal, often as a response to infection. [GO:jl] - (Source - Diseases Database)

A rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise