What Would Cause A Fever And Dizziness?


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Matthew Crist Profile
Matthew Crist answered
A fever, or pyrexia, is a rise in internal body temperature to levels that are considered to be above normal. Average body temperature is about 37°C, and temperatures above 38°C are generally considered to be febrile. And dizziness is a feeling of light headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady or loss of balance.
Fever and dizziness can be caused by a number of things. One cause can be food poisoning. More than 250 known diseases can be transmitted through food.  Food poisoning is a common, usually mild, but sometimes deadly illness. Typical symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, and diarrhoea that occur suddenly within 48 hours after consuming a contaminated food or drink.
Another cause of a fever and dizziness may be a kidney infection. The symptoms of a kidney infection usually develop quickly over the space of a few hours or days, and include a high temperature, fever over 38 ºC or above. Uncontrollable shivering, dizziness, vomiting and diarrhoea. You may also experience pain in your side and back. 
Also your dizziness may be caused by your fever which could be caused by some sort of bacteria or virus. Your body raises its own temperature to try and kill off the bacteria or virus as by raising the temperature, the cell of the bacteria or the receptors of the virus can become denatured. However due to this rise in temperature, your body uses up the fluid in your system quicker so that you can become dehydrated which can lead to the feeling of dizziness and light headedness.
The best thing to do when feeling these symptoms is to see a doctor. But things you can do without seeing a doctor are make sure you drink plenty of fluid as both symptoms are signs of dehydration. And it is wise to get plenty of rest to allow your body to rest and recover.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Seems a regular fever problem. Most people are familiar with the types of fevers usually associated with common respiratory infections. They make us feel chilled to begin with, then make us feel hot and sweaty for a day or two before gradually settling down. However, not all fevers produce this type of continuous , gentle temperature. Sometimes the cause of your temperature is obvious, but on other occasions it is not. If you have just come down with a raging sore throat and runny nose with earache and aching muscles, it is not too difficult to work out that your son is probably suffering from an attack of influenza. Whatever is the reason, the temperature itself proves sickness.
Emily Waltman Profile
Emily Waltman answered
I'm having just about the same problems, my fever went up to 100.7 then down to 99.2 within minutes, and when I stand up I get very light headed and dizzy, also I am a 12 year old girl and have not a clue of what is wrong. Any ideas?
Steven Vakula Profile
Steven Vakula answered
It thins the blood and makes your mind operate outside of its optimal functioning temperature. Just like your car when it gets hotter than it is supposed to it forgets!
John Mickle Profile
John Mickle answered

Maybe because he is overweight his body is trying to get him started for the day. When your sleeping, your body is in a slow motion kind of state. So when you wake up, it has to start up. And then maybe his body is taking up too much energy so he gets a fever. Honestly. Cut all the fatty foods, anything with processed foods and crap. If you love him, get him healthy, he's a young boy so it's up to you or an adult in life to show him how to change his life style. Don't get him to exercise right away. Wait about 2 weeks. And give him a multi vitamin. But make sure he takes vitamin b- it's suppose to give you energy. It's water solluable.I recommend you Home remedies for fever through this you get instant of knowledge about What's good for fever . So no worries. And make sure he drinks lots of water. And fresh fruits and veggies. No buttery fatty things. You can't blame a boy for being overweight, only the adult around him. Because they are the ones who take care of him. Also taking a probiotic would be great. To get his digestive system in order. It'll help eliminate all the nasty things he is eating and remove it from his body. No harm comes from this either.

Erin Vazquez Profile
Erin Vazquez answered
His back isn't hurting is it? A few weeks ago I felt the same way and I ended up having a kidney infection
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Anonymous answered
Probably an ER visit is in order. If the fever gets much higher it can cause seizures.

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