Friday, 20 June 2014

Home Remedies for Fever

Fever (higher body temperature) is, according to National Institutes of Health (NIH), is not an illness but a body's defense against infection. NIH has described the person's body temperature higher than 99.5 degrees F for child and 99 to 99.5 degrees F for adult has the fever.

Causes of Fever
1) Fever can be caused when the body is trying to fight with particular infection like ear infection, urinary tract infection etc.
2) Poor immune system
3) Change in weather
4) Stress and lack of rest
5) Unhygienic surroundings / food intake
Common Symptoms of Fever
Sweating Headache Muscle Ache Dehydration Weakness Shivering Loss of Appetite
Home Remedies for Fever
1) Cloth dip in cold water: Soak the cotton cloth and dip it in cold water. Wring out the excess water and keep it on forehead for couple of seconds. Repeat it for 10 to 15 times every 6 hours. You can also use the cloth dip in cold water as a sponge to wipe your body.
2) Water: You would not like water due to change in taste. However water is essential to prevent the dehydration. You can try out these alternatives to keep you hydrated

a) Boil a piece of ginger and basil leaves in a cup of water for 10 minutes. Switch of the gas. Add a few drops of honey and have it couple of times in a day.
b) Mix 2 tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 tsp of honey in glass of water. Have it 2 to 3 times in a day.
c) Garlic has the antifungal and antibacterial properties which make you perspire. Excessive sweating helps in eliminating the harmful toxins from the body. Add the chopped garlic in warm water and have it that will make you feel better instantly
3) Mint Tea: Mint has the cooling effect and helps your internal system to recover fast.
4) Turmeric Milk: Haldi or Turmeric is the super spice that can be used as a remedy for as many problems as you can think of. Add 1/2 tsp of turmeric in a cup of warm milk and drink it twice in a day.

5) Avoid cold water / cold drinks and taking bath in cold water. Totally avoid eating outside during the time you are suffering from the fever. Leafy vegetables / fruits / milk are the healthy options to go with for few days.


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