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Dengue, Malaria & Chikungunya Fever Test


Fever could be considered any body temperature above the normal 98.6 F (37 C), medically, a person is not considered to have a significant fever until the temperature is above 100.4 F (38.0 C)

A high body temperature, or fever, is one of the ways our immune system attempts to combat an infection. Usually, the rise in body temperature helps the individual resolve an infection

Fever can be a symptom of various disease like Dengue DI, malaria, Typhoid, Chikungunya, and viral infection etc.

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Fever can be caused by a number of factors:

    • An infection, such as strep throat, flu, chickenpox, or pneumonia
    • Some infectious diseases like Malaria, dengue
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Some medications
    • Overexposure of skin to sunlight, or sunburn
    • Heat stroke, resulting either by exposure to high temperatures or prolonged strenuous exercise
    • Dehydration
    • Alcohol withdrawal

Depending on what's causing your fever, additional fever signs and symptoms may include

  • Sweating
  • Chills and shivering
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Irritability
  • Dehydration
  • General weakness

To diagnose fever, temperature of patient is taken while patient is at rest, if the reading is high, they have a fever.

Person is said to have a fever if:

  • Temperature in the mouth is over 37.7 Centigrade (99.9 Fahrenheit)
  • Temperature in the rectum (anus) is over 37.5-38.3 Centigrade (100-101 Fahrenheit)
  • Temperature under the arm or inside the ear is over 37.2 Centigrade (99 Fahrenheit)
  • Children with a high temperature may develop a febrile seizure, also known as a febrile fit or febrile convulsion occurs in 6 months to 6 years. It can result of an ear infection, gastroenteritis, or a respiratory virus, or a cold, and sometimes in severe cases meningitis, a kidney infection, or pneumonia


i. What is the normal body temperature and what is the temperature during fever?+
ii. How can I detect my fever without thermometer?+
iii. How do I get fever, what all can be the reasons behind my fever?+
iv. What all diagnostic tests are there to detect fever?+