Fever is a common sign and symptom observed in a variety of clinical settings.1
Normal body temperature is between 36.5°C to 38.0°C, with the typical temperature at 37.0°C.
In a healthy afebrile person, the hypothalamic thermoregulatory centre of the brain regulates body temperature by balancing the heat produced during metabolism and the heat that is released through respiration and evaporation.1
However, when this balance is offset due to different reasons, fever and discomfort sets in.1
A common symptom in a variety of conditions
Fever is considered a natural reaction when the body is ill and is one of the oldest indications of disease. It often occurs due to infection, inflammation, and trauma to the body.2
As it is a response of the body involving multi-systemic mechanisms that occur when the body is ill, fever is considered a significant contributor to the pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and outcome of many illnesses and disease.2
Fevers can be classified based on duration into acute, subacute, and chronic.2
<7 days and characteristic of most infectious diseases.
Advil and Children’s Advil products are indicated for the treatment of acute fever only and are not for use longer than 3 days for a fever or 5 days for pain relief.
Fevers can also have specific patterns depending on its cause and this together with other signs and symptoms can be used to diagnose the underlying disease, infection, or condition.2
Ollie has a fever
Ollie is 1 years old and has had a fever for the past 2 days. His mom is worried because he’s been fussy and not eating well. She’s placed a cold washcloth on his forehead, 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.
How do the signs and symptoms of fever present?
Refresh your knowledge on the signs and symptoms of fever and learn about “red flag” symptoms that indicate when a referral to a doctor is necessary.
Acute pain and/or fever relief products for adults
Help your adult patients manage their acute pain and fever with the full range of effective and well-studied pain-relieving Advil products.3,4
Acute pain and/or fever relief products for children
Help your pediatric patients manage their acute pain and fever with the full range of effective and well-studied pain-relieving Children’s Advil products.4,5