Hyperpyrexia is another term for a very high fever. The medical criterion for hyperpyrexia is when someone is running a body temperature of more than 106.7F or 41.5C but some doctors lower the measure to include anyone with a body temperature of 106.1F or 41.1C. Hyperpyrexia is usually associated with viral or bacterial infections but other causes include;
Depending on the individual(s) involved, symptoms may vary, also how long the condition lasts and if the condition worsens can bring up more symptoms. Early symptoms of hyperpyrexia may include;
If the fever is not controlled for a prolonged period, the individual may experience
It is very important to seek prompt medical attention to prevent potential health complications like amputation, brain damage, organ failure, spread of infection or even death.
Avoiding sources of infection and maintaining good hygiene are the best ways to prevent a fever. A fever that has lasted longer than 48 to 72 hours in older children and adults warrant calling a doctor. Taking medication as soon as symptoms start may keep them from becoming severe. Always remember that Forpain is your instant relief from Headaches and fever(s) there are #NoDownMomentsWithForpain.