Ques. 1 What is Pyrexia?
Ans. Temperature of body is the balance between heat production by means of the general metabolism of various bodily functions and heat loss through the skin, lungs and excretions. The heat regulating centre in brain is responsible for the constant level of body temperature in health.
In infections, fever is one of most constant and reliable signs. It is probably caused by the toxic produced by infecting organism. When the body temperature is raised above the normal the condition is known as fever or pyrexia.
In health body temperature remains very constant around 98.4°F (36.9°C), although a slight swing of 0.5°F (0.3°C) above or below this figure may be normal in some people.
Ques. 2 What are the grades of fever?
Ans. Grades of Fever : According to the height of the fever, various grades are often spoken of, such as slight or moderate for 99° to 101°F (37.2° to 38.3°C) and severe for any fever between 102° and 104°F.
Subnormal Temperature : Persisting below 97°F. Found in – Cachexia from any cause, cardiac failure, congenital heart disease, cerebral haemorrhage (excepting pontine), collapse as in syncope with cold sweats, collapse stage of cholera, haemorrhage, acute peritonitis and intestinal obstruction etc. Coma due to opium, Convalescence from prolonged fever, sub-thyroid condition (e.g.
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A temperature of 105°F (40.5°C) or over is called as Hyperpyrexia. Commonly due to (i) heat stroke. (ii) pontine haemorrhage. (iii) rheumatic fever. (iv) malignant endo-carditis. (v) cerebro-psinal meningitis. (vi) plague. (vii) lobar pneumonia. (viii) reactionary phase of cholera> covered up in bed. Intermittent fever; constipation and thick white fur on the tongue.
- FERRUM PHOS. – All inflammatory fevers: feverishness in all stages. Catarrhal fever with quickened pulse. Intermittent fever with vomiting of food, Synochal fevers. Chill every day at 1 p.m. Dry heat of palms, face, and chest. Copious night sweats.
- NATRUM SULPH. – Intermittent fever; damp moist atmosphere of the seashore. Chill in evening, going off in bed; sweat without thirst, at night, in face, on scrotum, not followed by weakness; in damp wet weather, from living in damp houses or cellars.
- KALI SULPH. – Fever rises in the evening until midnight, then falls again. It assists in promoting perspiration; intermittent fever with yellow. Slimy, tongue. Fevers from blood poisoning, gastric, enteric and typhoid fevers.
- KALI PHOS . – Nervous fevers, high temperature, quick and irregular pulse, nervous excitement or great weakness and depression. Intermittent fever with debilitating, profuse perspiration. The chief remedy in typhoid, gastric and enteric fevers with brown, dry tongue, sleeplessness.
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