How to Beat Fever Naturally

Posted on Aug,2012 , By Nisha Rawat

How to Beat Fever Naturally

Fever outbreaks usually begin suddenly and occur mainly during monsoon and winter. It means the increase in the body temperature above the normal range of 36.5–37.5 °C (98–100 °F). Body temperatures can fluctuate a bit during the course of the day: It's usually a little lower in the morning and a little higher in the evening .Fevers usually don't indicate anything serious. Sometimes medicines which are used to suppress fever may actually result in infection lasting upto 50% more than it should be.

What causes fever?

There are several conditions, illnesses, and medicines that can cause fever. Some of them are listed below:

  • Influenza, common cold and other infections may cause fever.

  • Sometimes many medicines such as antibiotics and antihistamines due to over reactions, withdrawal, or by the drug's design cause fever.

  • Heatstroke, heat exhaustion, or burns can cause fever.

  • Medical conditions such as skin inflammation, gout, some cancers can also cause fever.

Symptoms & Signs of Fever:

Fever by itself may not be a cause of concern or to call a doctor.

  1. Sweating

  2. Shivering

  3. Headache

  4. Muscle Aches

  5. Loss of appetite

  6. Dehydration

  7. General Weakness

High fevers between 103 F (39.4 C) and 106 F (41.1 C) may cause:

  1. Hallucinations

  2. Irritability

  3. Hair Loss

Best Natural, Herbal Homemade Remedies for treatment of Fever:

It's not always essential to take medicines for fever. Some of the home made remedies are available for the treatment of fever:

  1. Take one-tablespoon Raisins (kishmish) and  one tablespoon fresh ginger (adrak). Crush and put in 200-ml. water for one hour. Boil this decoction (kada) till the water reduces to 50 ml. Strain and drink while warm.

  2. Drink as much water as you can .

  3. A Paste of Mint (pudina) leaves with Peppers (kali mirch) and Ginger(adrak) is also very helpful in fever.

  4. The best home remedy is to apply the cold packs.

  5. Try not to take any supplement containing either zinc(like peanuts, mutton)or iron(spinach, egg yolks).

  6. Avoid curd and low salt diseases.

One important thing to note down is that fever itself causes no harm and can actually be a good thing — it's often the body's way of fighting infections. It’s not necessary that all fevers need to be treated.

So instead of cooling down fever which is a natural way of body to protect itself against infection, one should consider allowing the fever to take its time and perform it’s duty. But when the fever increases very fast, it’s the time you need to worry or seek medical attention because this could be a sign of an infection that is too serious for your body to handle.

Our website only provides information about the diseases and their cures. Please consult your doctor if the problem persists for a long time.