Is fever a bad indication after dialysis? For kidney failure patients, on one hand, dialysis is a way to sustain their lifespan. On the other hand, there may be some complications, such as hypertension, muscle cramps, nauseas and vomiting, headache, itching, fever and chill, etc. This article will provide you some basic information of the causes and management of fever after dialysis.
Causes of fever after dialysis
For patients on dialysis, the insertion site is exposed to the air. As a result, the bacteria and virus are very likely to invade into the body through the vessel access site, and that condition will disorder the immunity system. What’s more, other problems, such as the loss of protein in urine and poor appetite, can also weaken the patients’ immunity. In that case, they are at high risk of infections. If the infections cannot be controlled timely, fever may come up.
When the dialyzate is too cold, it will cause some discomforts. If the condition is left undealt, patient may develop fever and chill.
It is a reaction to a sustained and long term intravenous solution given to people, or it can be a reaction to the reuse of needles used in hemodialysis, or a reaction to any kind of prolonged infusion of fluids or medications. Its occurrence among dialysis patients has been on the rise over the past few years. A pyrogenic reaction is a condition where the patient experiences an extremely high fever(≧37.8℃) within 72 hours during dialysis. The high fever is caused by extremely severe infections and will usually cause hospitalization. It is very unfortunate that many people who suffer from the high fever caused by pyrogenic reactions never recover and die within days.
First of all, to prevent infection, you should improve your immunity. Because kidney problems weaken the body, patients are required to keep a good diet to prevent malnutrition. You are welcomed to consult our online experts, and they will give you specific suggestions. Besides, washing hands is a very easy but important step to prevent bacteria from invading the body.
Secondly, if you have any discomfort feelings, please let your doctor know immediately, and they will make a test to find the root cause of fever.
If you have any other symptoms during or after dialysis, you can leave a message below or email to us. We will do our best to help you.