How to Reduce a Fever

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What is Fever:

Fever is the temporary increase in the body’s temperature in response to a disease or illness. Fever is an important part of the body’s defense against infection. Most bacteria and viruses that cause infections in people thrive best at 98.6°F. Many infants and children develop high fevers with mild viral illnesses. Although a fever signals that a battle might be going on in the body, the fever is fighting for, not against the person.

 



 

Physicians say that as long as the fever is mild, we do not generally need to try and bring it down – if the fever is not severe it is probably having an effect in neutralizing the bacterium or virus that is causing the infection. Medications to bring down a fever are called antipyretics.

 

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Symptoms of a Fever:

Depending on what’s causing your fever, additional fever signs and symptoms may include:

* Sweating
* Shivering
* Headache
* Muscle aches
* Loss of appetite
* Dehydration
* General weakness

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Causes of Fever:

A fever might be caused by:

* A virus
* A bacterial infection
* Heat exhaustion
* Some drugs
* Extreme sunburn
* Cancer
* A malignant tumor

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Home Remedies for Fever:

1. Drink as much water as you can in order to replace fluid loss. It will also help to bring down body  temperature.

2. Rest as much as possible.

3. Boil 1 cup of water, add 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds, cook for 5 minutes, cool and drink to reduce the fever.

4. Pour a cup of boiling water into a cup with grind/ cut horseradish root, wait 5 minutes and drink. Repeat 3 times a day.

5. Rub your body with apple cider vinegar. After rubbing it wear warm cloth and get into a warm bed.

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6. Make a cup of tea, add a few drops of rum or cognac and drink it.

7. Tie potato slices on the forehead.

8. Take cool bathes, fill a bath tub, submerge and lay down for 5′ approximately. Repeat as needed until the fever is down.

9. If the fever does not exceed 102 degrees let it run its course. It helps the body to fight infection and eliminate toxins.

10. Avoid eating solid foods until the fever is gone. You can replace the foods by drinking plenty of distilled water and/or juices.

11. Drink a cup of hot ginger tea, which also induces sweating. To make the tea, steep a half-teaspoon minced ginger root in 1 cup just-boiled water. Strain, then drink.

12. Create a tea by mixing 1 teaspoon of basil with ¼ teaspoon of pepper and water. Steep the ingredients together for around 5 minutes, and then strain and drink the tea.

 


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