Increasing the temperature of the human body in 90%cases is a reaction of immunity to something alien - a virus or bacteria. However, it is impossible not to mention the special conditions of the organism (eg, thermoneurosis) to which infectious agents are irrelevant. But about them later.
How to determine the increase in body temperature
Most adults with increasingTemperature feel weakness, chills, dizziness and so on. d. It is not the temperature of the symptoms and the underlying disease. In any case, if technological progress has not reached its peak, it provided us with a good selection of tools for measuring body temperature - glass with mercury or electronic thermometers, thermometers, pacifier, remote sensors, etc...
We assume that the main task of an elevated temperature diagnosis we coped.
Causes of fever
Before you start the fight with a continuously growing body temperature is important even remotely have an idea about the possible cause of developing the disease. Besides respiratory (SARS, acute respiratory infections, colds and flu, bronchitis and so on. d.) The body can attack and other troubles. For example, acute surgical pathology or previous trauma. Therefore, in an attempt to lower the temperature, to forget about the need to consult with the doctor is impossible in any case.
In addition to acute diseases that cause suddenfever, there are several conditions in which the body (and, more precisely, our brain) reacts inappropriately. It thermoneurosis, which I have already mentioned earlier in this article. Such conditions arise against stress, chronic fatigue syndrome, neurological disorders, brain tumors, affecting thermoregulation center. But under such conditions the body temperature rarely exceeds a threshold level of 37.8 degrees, while being accompanied by a breach.
How to bring down high fever drugs
Currently, we are not particularly limited inthe choice of means capable of effectively and short term to bring down the body heat. But, unfortunately, not uncommon for the opposite effect: like the best, but got serious condition as a response of the body's reaction to a chemical. Therefore, in Table I led to the readers our website is very short, but the most important information about the most frequently used to reduce high body temperature means.
Amendments to it will be quite a lot.
- Most antipyretics capabledepress the respiratory center and strengthen bronchospasm (airway narrowing). Therefore it is important in any case not exceed the dosage and monitor the patient's condition.
- It is important to know that no means other than ibuprofen are not permitted for use in small children. But for all, there are exceptions, so the team Ambulance at high temperature in children make "lyticmixture "- Analgin + diphenhydramine + papaverine or No-spa (if necessary). Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine (antiallergic) means first generation prevents the development of side effects and complications of the use of dipyrone. Actually, such a mixture can be done at home, replacing diphenhydramine on, for example, Suprastin or Claritin.
- Limit the frequency of application of anyabove means there is one less than 4 times a day, ie, not more often than every 6 hours. If you can not achieve the desired (or safe) level of body temperature, the means of different groups can be alternated every 4 hours.
For example, a child may initially give Ibuprofen Dosage age and chasa through 4 (if the temperature rises again) - is a form of paracetamol.
Physical methods of dealing with high temperatures
In addition to drugs, like children,in adults, the use physical methods of cooling the body. Only it does not mean that a person can be thrust into the bathroom with ice (although very rarely, in order to avoid brain damage, there is a must).
The most common way iswiping the entire body of water at room temperature. During an illness a person sweats heavily produced sebum, clogged pores, and has the following temperature rise is more difficult to stop. Rubbing helps cleanse the pores, but not in the usual "cosmetic" sense, but enough for normal skin respiration.
On the wrist, and whiskey can put ice cubes wrapped in a clean cloth. The principle is simple - passing through the blood vessels located there cools and cools the other organs.
As the wiping solutions canuse 20-30% alcohol or 9% vinegar (table), diluted in a glass of water. All errors relating to the degree of absorption of alcohol and white vinegar into the skin, are absolutely groundless. At high temperatures, body solutions in concentrations evaporate within a few minutes and do not enter the blood. It has long been tested indicators and tests for blood alcohol content.
And finally to remind readers of our site that are notshould self-medicate. The article describes the control measures temperature until medical examination or while already prescribed treatment, when the body needs time to fight the infection. "Shoot down" the temperature below 38 ° C should not have children, and adults (in the absence of disease or cerebral seizures) - below 38.5 degrees Celsius.