may be simple/ self-limiting viral infection
, or it may a symptom some serious illness like typhoid
/ TB or many more like that. It is decided by symptoms provided by you, and a battery of investigations. But short term fever is most likely viral fever.
Therefore, follow the advice and consult doctor with detail symptoms.
1. Take rest for 1-2 days. Wear light and cotton cloths, it helps in cooling of body.
2. Take Tablet Paracetamol
500 mg (as and when required; after food) for fever (more than 99 F) for 3 days. Maximum 3 tablets with gap of 8 hours can be taken in a day.
3. If fever persists, do cold sponging (with cold water even ice water if needed) to lower down temperature.
4. Drink plenty of fluids.
5. Take adequate rest and proper sleep. Going to work, working out may just
make you feel worse as the extra action adds stress
to your body. Inadequate sleep decreases immunity of body, which causes worsening of illness.
6. Take proper diet
preferably homemade like dalia, khichdi, rice, dahl, chapatti, vegetable soups or steamed veggies.
7. This is season of dengue, therefore, if you have high grade fever, and body ache
with headache then have Platelet Count from nearby Laboratory.
Consult again if symptoms persist or worsen.
***Get Well Soon***
“Cold sponging is the best treatment if fever is uncontrolled.”