Viral fever can happen at anyplace with anyone

During the monsoon season, a typical viral syndrome grips the region. The symptoms include fever, burning in eyes, running nose (coryza), sore throat, loose motions, etc. It is a self-limiting disorder and the symptoms will reduce on its own within five days. There is no need to take any antibiotics, as it will only aggravate the problem.

Headaches, body aches and a skin rash characterise most of these viral fevers. They may affect any age group, and are seen world-wide. They require only symptomatic treatment. Some are highly contagious. Most of them are not dangerous and self-limited, but some can progress rapidly leading to death.

Several microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and other types of germs enter the human body, almost every single day. The immune system usually fights off these microorganisms, which keeps them from causing any major problems, within the body. However, there may be times when the immune system cannot fight all of them and eliminate them from the body.

When a person’s immune system fails to fend off these harmful viruses, they usually cause an infection in the body, which subsequently leads to a viral fever. Hence the term viral fever can be used for several types of infections that have been caused by viruses. Although viral fevers are highly contagious and should be strictly avoided, they are fairly harmless and do not lead to any major complications. However, in some instances, the symptoms of a viral fever could worsen rapidly and could lead to other dangerous health conditions, some of which could also be a threat ot the life of the individual.

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