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What is a viral fever?

A fever is a sign of an illness in which the body temperature is higher than normal. Generally, a fever indicates that the body is fighting off a foreign organism that has entered the body. When this foreign organism is a virus, it is called viral fever. Many viral infections cause fever, e.g., common cold, dengue and respiratory infection.

What are its main associated signs and symptoms?

An individual may experience the following signs and symptoms with viral fever:

What are the main causes?

Common viral infections that can cause fever are listed below:

Consumption of food contaminated with a virus may also lead to viral fever due to food poisoning. Inhalation of viruses through the air containing contaminated nasal droplets from an infected person is the commonest route of viral disease transmission. Insects like mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting viruses like that of dengue.

How is it diagnosed and treated?

The doctor will perform a physical examination to detect increased body temperature and other symptoms of viral fever. He will then order blood tests to check for the presence of viral antibodies (antibodies to various viral infections) and diagnose the exact cause of the fever. Other specific tests might be done to identify the virus along with imaging tests like ultrasound and chest X-ray.

The exact treatment of viral fever will vary depending on the cause. The doctor may recommend the following general therapies:

  • Pain relievers to reduce the pain
  • Anti-pyretic to reduce fever
  • Anti-viral drugs to treat the viral infection

The following lifestyle management steps can help in preventing and treating a viral fever:

  • Reducing stress
  • Eating a healthy and balanced diet
  • Regular exercise
  • Adequate rest
  • Good hydration.
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Medicines for Viral Fever

Medicines listed below are available for Viral Fever. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
DoloparDOLOPAR 25/500MG TABLET 10S33
Zerodol PZerodol-P Tablet32
Zerodol SpZerodol-SP Tablet59
Zerodol MRZerodol Mr 100 Mg/2 Mg Tablet Mr62
Calpol TabletCALPOL TABLET 1000S455
Samonec PlusSamonec Plus 100 Mg/500 Mg Tablet26
EbooEboo 500 Mg Tablet31
Hifenac P TabletHifenac P Tablet56
Eboo PlusEboo Plus 500 Mg Tablet104
IbicoxIbicox 100 Mg/500 Mg Tablet44
Serrint PSerrint P 100 Mg/500 Mg Tablet28
Eboo SpazEboo Spaz 500 Mg Tablet21
Ibicox MrIbicox Mr Tablet101
FabrimolFabrimol 250 Mg Suspension7
Iconac PIconac P 100 Mg/500 Mg Tablet30
Sioxx PlusSioxx Plus 100 Mg/500 Mg Tablet24
Inflanac PlusInflanac Plus 100 Mg/500 Mg Tablet20
Sistal ApSistal Ap Tablet59
FebrinilFebrinil 125 Mg Suspension20

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  5. A Sahib Mehdi El-Radhi. Fever management: Evidence vs current practice . World J Clin Pediatr. 2012 Dec 8; 1(4): 29–33. PMID: 25254165
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