Fever is a natural reaction of the body to infection, inflammation or other health problems. Symptoms include increased body temperature, chills, sweating and general malaise. By definition, a core body temperature of over 37.5 °C is considered a fever. In many cases, fever itself is not an illness, but a sign that the body is trying to fight infection. It is important to identify the underlying cause, especially if the fever persists or is accompanied by other serious symptoms. An simulated fever can also be used therapeutically and is used in active fever therapy or hyperthermia.

Dr. med. Karsten Ostermann M.A.

A doctor should be consulted immediately in the event of a high temperature, breathing difficulties or other alarming signs.

Dr. Karsten Ostermann

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