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Am I getting low-grade fever due to the air-conditioner?

Q: I am a 24 years old working woman and I usually have low grade fever every evening on reaching home from office. But on holidays I never get this fever. Is working in an air-conditioned (AC) room affecting my health because only after working at office I get fever? What should I do? What precautions can I take while in office?

A:I note that you are experiencing low-grade fever, noticeable when emerging from an air-conditioned atmosphere. A low grade fever needs investigations to exclude bacterial infections which can get transmitted in the air circulating from the conditioner units and this has been well documented in the western world especially during summers spent in air conditioned hotels. In my opinion low-grade fevers need investigations to exclude infection and chronic inflammatory conditions. You need to consult a physician.


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