Fever Overview

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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

Meet Sarah

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Sarah has got a fever

One year old Sarah is having a fever. Her mum is worried because she has been fussy and not eating well. She wants something to help reduce her fever and at the same time, something that is suitable for her.Learn more

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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For fast pain relief

Alvedon Novum quickly begins to relief pain within 15-20 minutes, and can even be taken on an empty stomach.4,5†

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Learning module for pharmacy assistants

A useful tool specifically tailored for pharmacy assistants to treat children’s fever and pain using appropriate over-the-counter products.

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When to refer children with fever

Learn more about “red-flag” symptoms when children present with fever.

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