What if the temperature rises?

The optimum temperature for the human body is 36.6 ° C. With the ingestion of pathogenic microbes or viruses, it can increase. How to be and what to do if the temperature has risen? Should I immediately shoot her down or run to the doctor? Let's try to answer these questions.


To get started is to figure out from which the temperature rises. Increasing the temperature of a person's body is not a disease, but only a protective reaction of our body to the inflammatory processes occurring in it. If she rose to 1 - 2 degrees, you should not consult a doctor or shoot her down. With a slight increase in temperature to 38.5 ° C, you should also not take antipyretic drugs, or lower it yourself. With the help of temperature, the body is protected from bacteria and viruses, which under such conditions multiply poorly. The most comfortable condition for them is 37.0⁰ C. Therefore, some doctors even practice the technique of artificially raising the temperature.

With an increase in body temperature in the human body, protective reactions are activated. Therefore, we do not touch the low temperature. But in the case when it begins to go off scale at 38.0⁰ or 38.5 C, the tissues of our body begin to consume more oxygen and nutrients, and toxication increases. As a result, the load on the heart and lungs increases. Under such circumstances, it is simply necessary to lower the temperature.

The temperature in humans can increase for various reasons:

  • Acute respiratory viral infection
  • Intestinal infection
  • Drug overdose
  • Intolerance to the components of the drug
  • Toxic poisoning
  • Overheating in the sun or heat stroke
  • Strong experiences and fear
  • Hypothermia and pneumonia
  • Acute Surgical Disease

There are cases when the temperature constantly rises within a month. Changes occur at a fraction of degrees, but they are very noticeable to the body. In this case, there can be no talk about self-treatment, it is imperative to consult a doctor. Such an increase in temperature may symbolize problems in the internal organs.

Fighting heat

In the case of a common cold, you can cope with the disease yourself. If the thermometer shows above 38.5 ° C and the temperature is accompanied by chills, aches or severe headache, then it can be brought down using the following medications:

  • Paracetamol. It reduces fever, relieves pain, relieves inflammation. To use this drug is no more than three days, otherwise it can provoke the formation of kidney stones.
  • Aspirin. You should be very careful with him. Acetylsalicylic acid in aspirin increases the likelihood of bleeding, affects the mucosa, causing it to swell, and provokes bronchospasm.
  • Ibuprofen Increases immunity, reducing inflammation and pain, weakens the temperature. It is a gentle remedy for the gastrointestinal tract, but is contraindicated for ulcers, pregnancy, and chronic diseases.

If after fever reducing temperature has risen again, do not be alarmed. You have not overcome your illness yet, and your body does it in its own ways. Antipyretic drugs do not need to drink regularly, they do not work on prevention. They should be drunk only when the temperature has again risen to 38.5⁰ C.

Remember: if the temperature is high, call a doctor. Only he will be able to correctly diagnose and prescribe a course of treatment. To act independently in such cases - to harm their health.