Monday, November 21, 2011

Can You Cope When Your Sweating Breaks In To A Fever by Lynsey Carter

There are some symptoms we usually have knowledge of when we begin to feel a fever coming on, such things as muscle aches and pains, a headache or migraine,and feeling of coldness, sweating also breaks in to a fever. This is quite common especially when your sweating breaks in to a fever caused by a bacterial infection or illness called typhoid fever.

(( Typhoid fever, also known as Salmonella typhi or commonly just typhoid, is a common worldwide illness, transmitted by the ingestion of food or water contaminated with the feces of an infected person. The bacteria can perforate through the intestinal wall and are phagocytosed by macrophages. It is caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi. The organism is a Gram-negative short bacillus that is motile due to its peritrichous flagella. The bacterium grows best at 37°C / 99°F - or at the human body temperature.

This fever has received various names, such as:

* gastric fever;

* abdominal typhus;

* infantile remittant fever;

* slow fever;

* nervous fever;

* pythogenic fever, etc.

The name of " typhoid " was given by Louis in 1829, as a derivative from typhus. )) - thanks Wikipedia

If you should sense or feel that you may be getting sick, in that you begin to feel exhausted, or that your body begins to ache, the these are normally symptoms of a fever.

You will also have to be on the lookout for any excessive sweating as this can break to a fever situation if your body temperature falls and then you begin having chills and feeling cold and clammy.

Here Is What You Can Do

If you know that excessive sweating or sweating breaks in to a fever, then it is important that you will need to learn what you can do if you come face-to-face with this terrifying circumstance. There is one action you can do immediately if you are confronted with this fever, and that is to take a course of medicine such as Tylenol, which will help reduce the fever.

It is vitally important for you to receive instructions from your local doctor or medical professional as to what dosage to take and how often do you take that dose. Your doctor should know of your condition, and through their diagnosis, be instructing and monitoring you anyway. Work with them in this.

If your sweating decides to break in to a fever, importantly for you, you need to clothe yourself in at least two layers of clothing, as this will help you to reduce the coldness or the chills you will feel. The external layer of clothing helps to serve as a 'wick', which draws the moisture away from your skin. You also need to remember to change any wet or damp clothes as soon as you realize it.

Keep your bed linen and covers dry as this has proven to be of great assistance to patients who are suffering with a fever, it is exceptionally important to change your bedding as often as necessary.

This action of changing over your bedding can also assist in the prevention of other complications, such as pneumonia.

(( Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung. It is often characterized as including inflammation of the parenchyma of the lung (that is, the alveoli) and abnormal alveolar filling with fluid (consolidation and exudation).

Typical symptoms associated with pneumonia include -

* coughing:

* chest pain;

* fever;

* and difficulty in breathing.

Diagnostic tools could include x-rays and a medical examination of the sputum. Treatment depends on the cause of pneumonia; bacterial pneumonia is treated with antibiotics. )) - thanks again Wikipedia

You will definitely need to bathe at least once-a-day to relieve and soothe your skin, and to maintain a high level of personal hygiene. This is very important for your health. You may need to ask for assistance from someone should you find it difficult getting out of bed to complete these basic tasks of personal care.

What To Do When You Are Taking Care Of Someone Else

Caregivers can assist their 'patients' by aiding them with keeping their clothing and bedding clean and dry. The carer will also be able to keep a check on their patient's temperature, as this is a vitally important aide in keeping tabs on their progress. Should you be lucky enough to have a person to be with you at your side, to take care of you when your sweating breaks in to a fever, there are certain tasks that they can perform for you in order that you get well, faster. They can ensure you have an ample supply of liquids to drink, as the patient will loose a lot of water through their excessive fever sweating.

Should your patient, or if you are the patient, become dehydrated from excessive sweating, your carer can ensure that the patient is taken immediately to hospital. Or they can quickly contact your doctor or medical professional for a quick consultation on the patient's condition.

You may not realize it, but there are some serious particular situations which could lead to an emergency, and by having that someone special, like your carer, by your side is a absolute blessing.

Copyright (c) 2010 Lynsey Carter