Fever - Treatment

The type of infection will determine what type of treatment you have to take for fever. Treatment will depend on whether you have a

  • Bacterial infection
  • Viral infection
  • Fungal infection

For bacterial infection, it depends on the type of bacteria found and its location in the body. Based on the person’s illness and health status doctor will determine whether to admit him/her in hospital or to send him/her home.

For viral infections, most of the time it will be resolved without medical treatment, but few other cases will be treated with antiviral medications. It (Medication) is to reduce the fever, soothe a sore throat, or control a runny nose. Viruses that causes vomiting and diarrhea should require IV fluids and tablets to stop diarrhea.

For fungal infections, it will be treated with the antifungal medications.

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