Why does the temperature rise in intercostal neuralgia, how dangerous is this condition
- 1 The nature of the temperature and the reasons for its appearance in neuralgia
- 2 When to worry
- 3 Ways to combat the temperature in neuralgia
The nature of the temperature and the reasons for its appearance in neuralgia
An increase in body temperature in the case of neuralgia can be observed only when the inflammatory component is attached to the pathological process. Neuralgia itself with intervertebral hernia, trauma, scoliosis, osteochondrosis is not able to lead to the development of hyperthermia.
Increasing mercury column above 37.0 aboutC indicates the presence of an inflammatory or infectious-inflammatory process. In most cases, intercostal neuralgia is associated with vertebral hernia, trauma, which is not combined with hyperthermia.
Shingles, affecting the intercostal nerves, are always accompanied by severe itching and pain. The presence of an inflammatory process always leads to an increase in body temperature to 38.0 aboutC, and sometimes higher. This disease is caused by the varicella-zoster virus with a decrease in immunity.
Quite often, similar symptoms manifest themselves diseases of the chest cavity – pleurisy, pleuropneumonia.
When to worry
The main reason for the start of active actions should be a sharp deterioration in health during neuralgia or its aggravation. Thus, in chronic sinusitis, neuralgic pains can persist almost constantly, but when they increase, the body temperature rises, one should always remember about the possibility of exacerbation of the pathology.
Pain in the thoracic spine and in the course of one or more intercostal spaces in combination with fever can be a symptom of a serious disease that can lead to death, pleurisy. This pathology requires inpatient treatment with a course of powerful antibiotic therapy.
The development of shingles, though leads to the emergence of strong painful nerve impulses, but in addition to discomfort and a temporary deterioration in the quality of life does not cause serious complications. The treatment of this pathology can be carried out both in the hospital and on an outpatient basis. Antiviral and antiherpetic drugs are used.
Ways to combat the temperature in neuralgia
At the heart of the relief of temperature in neuralgia is the struggle with the cause of these symptoms. Thus, initially, the main disease (pleurisy, sinusitis, etc.) should be identified and its adequate treatment should be initiated (antiviral, antibacterial therapy, minor surgical interventions). Only after these actions can symptomatic treatment begin.
Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Nimesulide, Aspirin can be used as universal antipyretic drugs. It should be remembered that paracetamol is included in a large number of combined powders (Theraflu, Rinza, etc.) and overdose of the drug can be achieved with uncontrolled intake. Aspirin is contraindicated for children under 10 years of age due to the risk of severe complications.