in this article we are going to brief you about the precautions, symptoms and
quick home remedies to protect yourself and your loved ones from this season of
is High Fever?
A high fever is a condition when
the body temperature rises above 102 degrees Fahrenheit in a human adult (or
above 101 degrees Fahrenheit in a child). This high body temperature signifies
the presence of a serious infection that has triggered your immune system,
which attempts to kill the infection by increasing the body temperature this
Causes of high
fever vary on a wide range.Most common causes of fever are common infections such
as colds and gastroenteritis. Some causes are more complex and include
conditions like appendicitis and pneumonia, where as some rare cases also
comprises infections of the ear, lung, skin, throat, bladder, or kidney; conditions that cause inflammation; side effects of drugs; cancer and vaccines.
identifying the causes of your fever, additional signs and symptoms of high
fever are as follows:
- Muscle aches
- Loss of appetite
- General weakness
- Swollen feet and swollen
- Vomiting and loss of appetite
- Redness in eyes
- If someone in the family is suffering from
fever, instruct him/her to maintain distance from rest of the members of the
- Wash the infected person's clothes separately.
- Use natural remedies to ward off the pesky mosquitoes
which may cause complications such as dengue and malaria.
- Wash your hands
often and teach your children to do the same, especially before eating, after using the toilet, after
arriving home from outside or after visiting a patient even at a hospital,
after petting animals.
- Teach your children
how to wash their hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds, by covering both the front and back of each hand
with soap and rinsing completely under running water.
- Use hand sanitizer
with you for times when
you don't have an access to soap and water.
- Avoid touching your
nose, mouth or eyes, as these are the
main ways that viruses and bacteria can enter your body and cause infection.
- Cover your mouth
when you cough and your nose when you sneeze, and teach your children to do likewise.
- Avoid sharing cups,
water bottles and utensils with
your child or children.
Soak a clean cloth in cool tap water, wring out the excess water
and then sponge areas like your armpits, feet, hands and groin to reduce the
temperature. You can also place cold, damp washed cloth on your forehead and
the back of your neck. Remember the cloth pieces should be changed regularly
after a few minutes. This remedy is beneficial when dealing with a high fever
as it helps keep temperature under control.
REMEMBER: Do not use very cold water as it
may cause the internal body temperature to increase.
Basil is an effective
herb for bringing down a fever. It is just as effective as many types of
antibiotics in the market. Its healing properties will help reduce fever very
Boil together 20 basil leaves or so and one teaspoon of crushed ginger in one
cup water, until the solution gets reduced to half. Add a little honey and
drink this tea 2-3 times a day for 3 days.
The warm nature of
garlic can also lower a high fever by promoting sweating. This also helps eliminate harmful toxins from the body and speed up recovery.
Finely mince one garlic clove and add it to one cup of hot water. Steep for 10
minutes, strain and sip it slowly. Drink this twice a day and you will feel
much better the next day.
REMEMBER: The garlic tip should not be used for infants and pregnant ladies.
Raisins help the body fight infections and reduce fevers. They are loaded
with phenolic phytonutrients, which are known to have antibacterial and
antioxidant properties. Also, raisins act as tonic for your body when you have
Soak 25 raisins in one-half cup of water for one hour, or until the raisins
become soft. Crush the soaked raisins in the water and strain the liquid. Add
the juice of half a lime to this solution. Have this twice a day until your
fever is gone.
it's always advisable to see a physician to identify the causes of fever and
get the correct dosage of Paracetamol (which is a pain reliever and a fever
reducer). Doctors Insta's specialists are available 24/7. You can video/phone
consult them for instant medical advice and care.
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