Can aneurysm be a result of taking a bath during fever?
First, ANSWER: No. If you take a bath with a fever, make sure
the H2O is atleast room temp. No colder. Dangers of taking a cold
bath with a high temp include systematic shock, seizure (due to
rapid change in body temp), bradycardia (slow heart rate) from
vagal response, and I */believe but am not 100% sure/* a
possibility of going into V-Tach/V-Fib (lethal cardiac rhythm).
Second off, an Aneurysm is /NOT/ a blood clot. And
Emboli/Embolus (Stationary) or Thrombi/Thrombus (Moving) are blood
clots. An Aneurysm is a weakened section of an Arteries wall, which
can cause a 'ballooning' out of that vessels wall. Commonly seen in
the brain and on the Aorta (the main artery in the body).
Causes of an aneurysm can be chemical consumption
(Alcohol/Drugs/Nicotine), poor diet, to birth defects and poor
Just because you have an Aneurysm does not mean you are going to
die. If the aneurysm RUPTURES, then there is a very good chance you
Third: No, if you have a fever >101 oF, you do not have to
immediately go to the ER. Go to an urgent care clinic or your
regular family physician. If you have a fever >103/104 oF, then
you should consider Emergency Medical care. Please note: You can
take Anti-pyretics for fevers. Motrin (tm), Tylenol, etc. Then work
wonders for fevers. Guess what, that's what the ER is more than
likely going to do for you.
Danger for the fever comes in when you get above that 103/104
-OR- when your fever come on RAPIDLY (<30-60min). IE: Your temp
is 98.7 and within an hour you shoot up to 102. If this occurs you
will more than likely have a febrile seizure.
-FireMedicX, Flight Paramedic
There is no correlation between the two. Aneurysms are a blood clot
that lets go on it's own accord and can hit the heart, lung or
brain. For some reason Aneurysms have been increasing in teens in
the last 10 years. This may be due to drug or alcohol abuse, but
doctors are shocked at the rise.
There is no correlation between taking a bath during fever and
having an aneurysm which is a blood clot that can decide to move on
it's own and hit the lungs, heart or brain. When anyone has a high
fever of more that 101 they should go to a clinic or ER ASAP.