is not considered medically significant until body temperature is above 100.4 F (38 C). Fever serves as body's natural defences against bacteria and viruses which cannot live at higher temperatures. Also, the body's defence mechanisms seem to work more efficiently at a higher temperature
-Fevers of 104 F (40 C) or higher may be dangerous and demand immediate treatments like:
-Acetaminophen (dolo-650 mg) twice or thrice can be used to lower a fever . Aspirin
should not be used for fever in children/ adolescents or during a viral illness.
-Wear loose fitting clothes and don’t overdress. Overdressing can cause temperature to rise further.
-Tepid water (85 F [30 C]) baths may help bring down a fever
-The body should be cooled with a wet sponge.
-A fever can cause severe dehydration
. Drink plenty of fluids.. Have citrus fruits, particularly Vitamin C rich ones like mausami, Amla juice etc.
-Take light and easily digestible home cooked meals like sprouts.avoid outside food
-Wash hands frequently with soap and water especially after returning from public places or public transport.
-Further therapy depends on the cause of fever like urinary infection
/typhoid or malaria/dengue infection and the accompanying symptoms that need to be investigated and treated accordingly