Temperature of 38 degrees
Normal human body temperature provides optimal conditions for the life of the whole organism. Its indicator since childhood is known to everyone - it is 36.5–36.9 degrees. The set number of degrees in our body indicates that the process of heat transfer and thermoregulation proceeds in the correct mode, maintaining a stable body function. A temperature of 38 degrees can mean the appearance of a virus or some kind of infection, and it is accompanied by the following symptoms: chills, body aches, cough and runny nose. Often our degrees in the body increase without signs of a cold. Here are the reasons for their appearance:
1. Vascular dystonia. The body temperature in this disease is up to 38 degrees, and it does not rise above this mark.
2. Hidden infection. To detect a virus, it is necessary to perform many tests (blood, urine, etc.).
3. The beginning of the development of anemia, thyrotoxicosis, intoxication with certain substances and radiation exposure. The temperature of 38 degrees in such cases is in the order of things, it will steadily stay for a long time at this point.
4.Some specific conditions of the female body can provoke a rise in temperature (1st trimester of pregnancy, 2nd half of the menstrual cycle, menopause).
What to do at a temperature of 38 degrees?
This condition indicates the occurrence of the inflammatory process in the human body. Most bacteria and viruses actively progress to 37 degrees, and the temperature of 38-39 slows down their reproduction. Antipyretic drugs should be used only if it has risen above 38 degrees. With the appearance of such symptoms as: headache, chin tremor, chills and increasing pain in the muscles, it becomes clear that this is hyperthermia, because these signs indicate overheating of the body as a whole. In this case, the following measures should be taken:
Take a warm, relaxing bath. Wipe dry and covered with a light sheet to rest for a while.
If the first method failed to bring the temperature down, it is necessary to take a febrifuge and seek medical help.
Treatment of viral diseases
Dry cough, fever 38, runny nose and general weakness in the whole body are the main symptoms of a cold.When they appear, it is recommended to provide the patient with bed rest, taking medications to fight infection, inhalation, drinking plenty of fluids and a diet rich in nutrients and vitamins. With timely and proper treatment, the temperature drops after a few days. If the disease is protracted, and the measures taken did not give relief, you should contact the clinic for medical help.
Treatment of infectious diseases
Antibiotics are not effective in controlling viral infections and are used to treat infectious diseases of a different nature.