A fever is a common health condition a person experiences when sick, usually caused by other illnesses. It occurs when the body’s immune system responds to a virus or bacteria, causing the body to warm up in an attempt to fight that foreign invader. However, if the temperature gets too high, that’s when it becomes more damaging to the body than the infection.

Check out the visual guide below by Makati Medical Center to learn more about the anatomy of a fever—its causes, signs and symptoms, types, and treatment.

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Anatomy of a Fever: Its Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

Irma Wallace

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders’ Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

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