Types Of Fever - homeopathy360

Types Of Fever

Definition: A temporary increase in Average body temperature of 98.6°F (37℃)


  1. Intermittent
  2. Remittent
  3. Hectic
  4. Relapsing

1.Intermittent :It is a type of fever in which there is an interval where Temperature is elevated for several hours followed by an interval when Temperature Drops back to Normal.

  • It is usually occurs during the course of an Infectious disease.

      Ex.  Malaria ,Kala-Azar

      2.Remittent : It is a type Of fever in which temperature does not touch the baseline and remains Above Normal Throughout the day.

Ex. Typhoid fever

3. Hectic Fever : Either of the Two patterns can be called hectic .When the difference between peak and through Temperature is great (1.4℃ or more )

    Because of wide swings in Temperature ,Are often associated with Chills and sweat.

Ex. Septicemia

4. Relapsing : It is a recurring febrile disease caused by several species of the Spirochete Borrelid and Transmitted by lice or Ticks.

Ex. Borrelia Parkeri

      Borrelia hermsii

Classification of Fever

   A fever can be

  • Low grade, From Or 38.1 – 39℃
  • Moderate ,From or 39.1- 40℃
  • High ,From to or 40.1-41.1℃
  • Hyperpyrexia,Above 106°F 

 Causes :

  • Infectious:
  • Endocarditis
  • Sinusitis
  • Tuberculosis
  • UTI
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Epstain-Barr virus
  • Non – Infectious:
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematous
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Giant cell Arthritis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  •  Malignancy :
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Miscellaneous:
  • Drug induced
  • Thromboembolic disease
  • Thyroiditis


  • Shivering,Shaking & Chills
  • Aching muscles and joints or other body aches.
  • Intermittent Sweats or excessive sweating
  • Rapid Heart rate or Palpitation
  • Lack of appetite
  • Dehydration
  • Lethargy
  • Sleepiness
  • If fever is high( Extreme irritability,confusion ,delirium and seizures.

Length of time:

A fever can be

  • Acute, if it is lasts less than 7 days.
  • Sub-Acute ,if it is lasts up to 14 days.
  • Chronic or persistent ,if it is Persists for over 14 days.



   1.Aconite :

  • High fever,Restlessness,Great thirst for Large quantities of water.
  • Face Flushed ,Exposure to cold wind
  • It should only be given in early stages.

       2.Baptisia :

  • Fever with thirst and hunger ,Feels warm all over the body after meals.
  • Talkativeness when the Temperature is high.
  • Best suited medicine for Typhoid fever.

           3. Arsenic Alb

  • Fever with restlessness
  • Thirst for small quantities of water at short interval.
  • Weakness and prostration
  • During heat state ,he feels that boiling water is going through blood vessels.

          4. Bryonia Alba :

  • Fever Accompanied by Dry cough with pain all over the body.
  • Wants to lie quiet,does not want to talk to anybody.
  • Thirst for large quantities of water at long interval.


  •   Head Remedy For malaria
  • It has chill but without thirst during the first two stages.
  • There is thirst before and after chill.
  • Give in the form of mother tincture in Acute cases whereas in chronic cases give in higher dilutions.

6. Eupatorium Perf.:

  • Bone pain as if broken
  • Chill begins in the back and may radiate to other parts
  • Intense thirst during the heat
  • Heavily coated tongue with bitter taste.

7.Pyrogen :

  • It is an excellent remedy for Septic fever.
  • The bed feels hard,feet sore and bruised.
  • Pulse abnormally rapid,out of proportion to the Temperature.
  • Specific for Puerperal Fever
  • Frequent call for urination as fever comes on.

8. Rhus Tox :

  • The sensation of cold in cold stage and heat in heat stage piercing through the blood vessels.
  • A dry hacking cough before the chill,burning in forehead and eyes.
  • Restlessness which is relieved by movements.

9. Gelsemium :

  • It should be given in early stages of typhoid.
  • There is no thirst,but the headache is troublesome.
  • Drooping eyelids,Trembling ,chilliness ,Drowsiness and prostration.

10.Nyctanthes :

  • Bilious fever with vomiting,burning in stomach,Nausea,violent thirst with chill,intermittent with Dropsical swellings.

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Dr.Pratik kiritbhai Nakum

Student at Rajkot Homoeopathic medical college affiliated with Parul university.