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10 Best Tips On Dietary Care During Fever!

Dr.Ritu Singh 89% (32ratings)
Homeopathy Doctor, Mumbai
10 Best Tips On Dietary Care During Fever!

Monsoon season has started and there are easy chances of catching cold, coughs, fever, diarrhoea, etc. Fever is a common sign of infection. When an infection occurs, the immune system will launch an attack to try to remove the cause. A high body temperature is a normal part of this reaction. After the monsoons are over, a number of vector borne diseases like dengue, malaria, chikungunya, swine flu etc seem to flourish.
You may have no appetite when you have a fever. However, it is very important to eat healthy food in order to have your body supplied with the energy and nutrients it need to fight the infections. There are certain foods that can speeded up the process of healing.
Foods that are hard to digest are a no-no during a fever because your digestive system is not in its best shape. Also, you should refrain from having foods that supply your body with no vitamins and minerals. The overall diet during viral infection should be light, easy to digest and full of fluids. Liquids in the form of hot soup or even plain water helps to excrete impurities. Food or any liquid consumed should be preferably warm.
Here are the list of do's and don'ts for the Dietary care of fevers
1) fever leads to lot of sweating. This results in fluid electrolyte imbalance in the body. Soups are a good choice as they’re easily tolerated and will also help to replace any fluids and sodium that may have been lost. Take plenty of fluids in the form of water, soups, honey/ginger/tulsi tea to replenish the loss of fluids. Recommended intake of water in fever is 2-3 litres/day
2) due to fever we tend to loose a lot of calories. So we need to take a healthy carbohydrates diet consisting of cereals to replenish our energies. For eg dal-rice, poha, khichdi, upma, etc which are easy to digest and provide required energy are good options
3) taking probiotics such as curd can help the gut to stay healthy and to curb the side effects of medicines
4) proteins are very important which can be taken in the form of dals, eats, chicken soups. Proteins helps us to repair the tissues damaged during fevers
5) avoid fried foods, spicy and fatty food. They are difficult to digest and can cause extra burden on your stomach
6) fruits:- most fruits contain 80 percent water, so they are very good for rehydration. Food rich in vitamin c are good for immunity and also to repair cells lemons, oranges, indian gooseberries are good source of vitamin c
7) vegetables:- vegetables supply a surplus amount of essential vitamins and minerals required to support our immune system as help to rid of fever. Vegetables likes carrot, onions, are recommended. However avoid eating raw vegetables during fever as they may cause gas or bloating.
8) herbs and spices:- there are many herbs and spices which work as immune-boosters. Garlic, ginger, laung, cardamom, cinnamon to name a few.
So next time whenever you have fever, visit your doctor for medicines and follow these diet tips to bounce back to recovery!

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Stay Home - Stay Safe!

Physiotherapist, Delhi
Stay Home - Stay Safe!

Pandemic is a disease epidemic that has spread across multiple continents or worldwide. Some known pandemic diseases in human history are plague, dengue fever, cholera, meningitis, chikungunia, ebola, poliomyelitis, hepatitis b, zika virus & the most recent 2019 coronavirus. The coronavirus disease (covid-19) was confirmed as a pandemic by the world health organization (WHO) on 11 march 2020. By that time 118, 000 positive cases were diagnosed over 110 countries. Coronavirus disease is an infectious disease. Common symptoms are fever, cough & shortness of breath. Other symptoms include muscle pain, sputum production, diarrhea, sore throat, abdominal pain and loss of smell or taste. This disease does not show any symptom in the patient for initial 5-6 days, but it actively spreads to others through respiratory droplets & touch of an infected person. The most effective prevention techniques are periodic hand washing (minimum of 20 sec each time), cough hygiene, quarantine & physical and social distancing.
Physical and social distancing means not to get near any person (preferably maintain 1-2 meter distance from each other), not to travel to another city, state or country, avoid all social gatherings, avoid visiting religious places/ malls/ theaters/ tourist spots so that contact with an infected person (also during disease’s incubation period) may be avoided. To limit the spread of coronavirus disease, governments of many countries have declared a countrywide lockdown (e.g India, China, France, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, UK, USA, etc.)

During a lockdown, all schools, colleges, universities, hotels/ bars/ restaurants, many factories, call centers and many such industries remain closed. Also, social events like weddings, funerals, live concerts, and gatherings are stopped. Also, all the public transport modes are closed which forces people to stay at their home, either work from home or no work at all. These have worse effects on the economy and also on a person’s health.

Health contains both mental and physical components. WHO Warns about the effects of lockdown on mental health. Isolation, physical distancing, closure of schools and workplaces can naturally cause stress, anxiety, fear & loneliness at this time. According to a psychologist, there is a major risk of depression among these communities. Children are likely to experience worry, anxiety & fear because they no longer have the sense of structure stimulation that is provided by schools plays.

To avoid mental conditions-

  • Have a routine as much as you can. It means eating, drink, work, sleep, exercise and enjoy on time.
  • Consume a balanced diet. Stay well hydrated.
  • Reduce alcohol intake.
  • Routine exercises at home (a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise each day)
  • Our body needs movement exercises, as exercise is a known stress reliever can help feel happier and healthier during this uncertain time.
  • Walk (if possible)
  • Walking improves overall cardio-respiratory strength and also improves lower limb strength, balance, coordination & proprioception. Also, walk elevates our mood. It is important to walk whenever & as much as possible. Walking up down the stairs in a building can also do the trick.
  • Declutter your house.
  • Remember, ‘cleanliness is godliness!’
  • Meditate
  • Maintain community and social connections, of course from a distance.
  • Continue serving the community.

Studies have shown even small acts of kindness have strong & immediate mental health benefits. 

Some tips and tricks:

  • 10-10 min breaks in between work sessions.
  • Eat and sleep on time.
  • Fitterfox – an app for mini exercises at home.
  • Exercise videos – aerobics, zumba, etc.
  • Dance on music.
  • Play games that involve physical activities.
  • Skipping rope.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Sunlight is important for our health. Try to get as much as possible.

Fever - Know Forms Of It!

Dr.Janaki Raman 89% (108ratings)
Diploma In Diabetology, Diploma In Cardiology
General Physician, Kolkata
Fever - Know Forms Of It!

Fever is a common medical sign that is generated by the body to a varied level of infection and other conditions. It results from the elevated temperature of the body due to the body’s thermostat getting reset to a higher than normal temperature. It is a defence mechanism of the body to fight against external microbes. It is not a disease but a symptom of a disease that the body is fighting against.

Temperature variation of fever:
There is no absolute value of body temperature which is defined as fever. However, the below-mentioned temperatures are generally accepted as a condition of fever:

  1. Rectal temperature of more than 38 degrees centigrade
  2. Oral temperature of more than 37.8 degrees centigrade
  3. Armpit temperature of more than 37.2-degree centigrade
  4. Ear temperature of more than 38-degree centigrade
  5. Forehead temperature of more than 38-degree centigrade

Different types of fever:

  1. Continuous fever: This is a condition where the body temperature is above normal for more than 24 hours and temperature fluctuation is not more than 1-degree centigrade. Continuous fever is observed in diseases such as typhoid, typhus, infective endocarditis and pneumonia.
  2. Remittent fever: Remittent fever refers to a condition where the body temperature constantly remains more than normal for 24 hours. The temperature fluctuation is not more than 2-degree centigrade. This kind of fever is observed in diseases such as infective endocarditis and typhoid.
  3. Intermittent fever: This is a condition where the body temperature rises for a few hours a day and comes down to normal for the rest of the day. The spike in temperature has a repetitive pattern and is visible in diseases such as malaria, septicemia, and pyemia.
  4. Septic fever: This is a condition which is characterised by an extremely high fever that refuses to come down to normal and has hardly any fluctuation. This condition should be immediately addressed by a doctor to ensure further deteriorating of the physical health of a patient.
  5. Pel-Ebstein fever: This condition is characterised by recurrent bouts of body temperature. It might take up to 3 days for the temperature to rise, it maintains the temperature for the next 3 days and gradually comes down over the next 3 days. The total cycle continues for 9 days.
  6. Periodic fevers: This is the kind of fever which can last up to a few days to few weeks followed by a symptom-free period of a fixed interval. This fever has a particular pattern and is mostly witnessed in patients suffering from diseases such as stills disease, Crohn's disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Certain other conditions such as hyper-IgD syndrome and Mediterranean Fever can also result in this condition.
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Dengue & Chikungunya - How Can Homeopathy Battle This Combo?

Dr.G.R. Agrawal 95% (35417ratings)
DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopathy Doctor, Patna
Dengue & Chikungunya - How Can Homeopathy Battle This Combo?

Many surveys have proved that homeopathic medicines are extremely effective in treating all these cases of viral fever related to Dengue and Chikungunya, thereby help in restoring the health of the patient. Let us see one by one how homeopathy can help in the prevention and cure of both:

Dengue is a mosquito-borne infectious disease, which causes flu-like symptoms. The disease is caused by 4 different viruses and is spread by the Aedes species of mosquitos. Dengue affects your blood cells, which in turn results in a sudden drop in the platelet count. Ideally, the platelet count ranges from 1.5-4 lacs, but in people affected by dengue virus, the platelet count goes down to as low as 20,000-40,000. This condition can be fatal. The onset on dengue is through fever. Dengue is one of the diseases that is transmitted through parasites like mosquitoes. Often it tends to occur in most of the tropical countries.

Symptoms of dengue can vary from mild to severe-

Dengue symptoms usually develop 4-7 days after the mosquito bite. So many times the person affected by the virus does not realize that he/she has already been infected. If the fever does not subside in 3-4 days, one should immediately consult a doctor and have himself diagnosed.

Prevention and Cure through Homeopathy:
The Homeopathic approach to prevention and cure include:

  1. It is an effective way through which immune-modulation of patients is done without having the risk of any side-effect.
  2. The choice of homeopathic drugs depends upon an individual’s response to infection and the severity of the virus.
  3. The symptoms of the patients affected are studied carefully to decide upon the curative as well as preventive homeopathic medicines.


Similar to dengue, the chikungunya virus is spread by an infected female mosquito- the Aedes genus mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on any person affected by this virus. Unlike dengue, this viral disease is rarely fatal. However, the symptoms of chikungunya can be long-lasting, severe and debilitating.

The major symptoms of chikungunya include-

In 2006, Chikungunya affected approximately 40,000 people, out of which nearly 1316 cases turned out to be fatal.

Prevention and Cure through Homeopathy:

In Homeopathy, there is a concept known as “Genus Epidemicus”, which helps as a preventive remedy in an epidemic like this. This concept involves:

  1. Clinical picture of a group of patients in a specific locality gets studied and hence the most appropriate remedy is selected as the Genus Epidemicus for Chikungunya.
  2. Genus Epidemicus helps in increasing person’s immunity to such a level that even after mosquito bites; it is unable to produce any active disease in the person’s body.


  1. Homeopathic medicines get prescribed as per the clinical presentation of the patient, which become very effective in giving relief from the complaints during Chikungunya.
  2. Homeopathy is effective in all kinds of viral diseases.
  3. The pills given are simply chewed on the tongue and tastes sweet.
  4. These medicines do not cause any kind of gastric irritation.

Why Homoeopathy?

Since there are no effective medications, vaccines or treatment options for Dengue and Chikungunya, the only way to steer clear of these diseases is to prevent their occurrence. Homoeopathy medicines and remedies are very effective in preventing and curing the mosquito-borne diseases, Dengue and Chikungunya. These medicines are prepared from natural substances, hence are extremely safe. Eupatorium perfoliatum is a perennial plant, the extracts of which are used in preparing homoeopathy drugs for dengue. This helps ease the pain in the joints and in the eyeballs. This wonder plant also helps you recover from a severe headache. Arsenic album, a solution made from diluted aqueous arsenic trioxide, can ease symptoms like nausea and vomiting. Belladonna can cure high fever; reduce skin rashes and swelling in the joints.

Apart from these, health awareness is mandatory for the prevention of these diseases. Clean surroundings, practising good hygiene play a major role in averting prevalence of mosquito-borne diseases.

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Debunking Myths About Homeopathy!

Dr.Archna Jain 89% (52ratings)
BHMS, N.D.D.Y., P.G.D.H.A., Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE)
Homeopathy Doctor, Gurgaon
Debunking Myths About Homeopathy!

Homeopathy is a holistic and a natural approach towards quick healing of an ailing individual. An estimate suggests that about 30% of the Indian population relies solely on the homeopathic treatment for their medical complications.

People hold many misconceptions about homeopathy. Following are some of the myths of homeopathy: 

  1. Homeopathic remedies are not scientific: Many people consider homeopathic remedies to be unscientific. However, the basis behind homeopathy is pharmacological and clinical data. Vast studies and researches have been conducted on homeopathic remedies and treatment.
  2. Homeopathic remedies work slowly: Many people believe that homeopathic remedies cure your medical condition very slowly. Fact is that it works very fast on diseases like cold, fever, etc. When the symptoms are chronic, then the only working process is slow. This is because, in a chronic condition, the body takes little time to cure from inside. It is advisable to start the homeopathic remedies as soon as any symptom is seen.
  3. Homeopathy can cure any disorder: Some people have a strong belief that homeopathic remedies can cure any disorder or any medical condition. Fact is that this remedy is completely ineffective in case of dental issues or any condition where surgery is the only remedy.

Let us discuss some of the benefits of homeopathy:

  1. No side-effects: homeopathic medicines are very safe to consume as they are formulated using natural ingredients. Homeopathic pills are known to boost our immune systems and do not hamper the digestion process. They do not cause allergies and suits almost everyone including children, adults and even pregnant and senior patients. National medicine agencies assure the safety and quality of homeopathy medicines as per the requirements of European Union legislation and European Pharmacopeia standards. Furthermore, homeopathy medication is completely free of chemicals and synthetic materials.
  2. Long term gain: studies have shown that homeopathic treatment ensures long term relief, eventually leading to complete cure. It is best known to boost our immune systems and strengthen the body's defense mechanisms alongside curing our diseases.
  3. Inexpensive and cost-effective: when compared to conventional drugs, these medicines are much less expensive. Homeopathy medicines are also sustainable as they can be stored for prolonged periods and reused if required.
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Dengue - Know Regimen For It!

Paru Sharma 90% (11ratings)
MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital & Healthcare Management
General Physician, Delhi
Dengue - Know Regimen For It!

Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease that causes severe body pain, fever, rash, dehydration, and weakness in the body. Dengue fever is caused by a family of viruses called Flaviviridae. It is generally called DENV (Dengue Virus). It generally occurs in tropical parts of the world.

Dengue is a fairly new disease in the world, and not many people understand how to care for a patient going through dengue fever. This article will present the steps that should be taken by someone who is suffering from Dengue.

Initial Steps One Should Take

The first step of caring when contacted with this disease is to go to a doctor and get checked. Doctor will get some tests done to verify that the condition is indeed Dengue. After the doctor prescribes medication, self-care begins. Here are some.

Do’s and Don’ts one should follow which help to cure from Dengue Fever.


  1. The patient should have plenty of liquids.  
  2. The number of platelets should also be monitored on a regular basis.
  3. The rise of Hematocrit (PCV) should be checked every day and informed by the physician.
  4.  A thermometer should be present at all times to check the temperature of the patient.
  5.  If the patient has a high fever, then dip a sponge in cool water and slowly wash the body with it.
  6. Upon high fever, one should only take Paracetamol and Acetaminophen. Doctor should be consulted before taking any medication.
  7. The patient should also check the number of trips taken to the bathroom, in order to keep a track of the urination cycle.
  8. Check if the patient has a dry mouth and lips. Dehydration is very common with people contacted with dengue and needs to have water and electrolytes supplements every now and then.
  9. It is very important to check the CBC (complete blood count) of the patient daily as directed by physician. Call a pathology technician every day to get a blood test as recommended by the doctor to keep the platelet and the haematocrits in check. 


  1. Do not take antibiotics, Ibuprofen or Aspirin.
  2. Do not take artificial fruit juice for hydration purposes.
  3. Do not agitate.
  4. Do not take unsupervised supplements to increase platelet counts.
  5. Do not use alternative medications like herbs as they can cause an allergic reaction.
  6. Do not stay without food for too long.
  7. Do not take any kind of sleeping pills if the patient is having difficulty sleeping.


Dengue is a troublesome disease which can be disastrous if not taken care of properly. That is why it is very important to know the do’s and don’ts for caring about this disease. However, consulting a doctor or getting hospitalised in the worst cases will always be a good idea.

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Common Fever & Homeopathic Medication!

BHMS, MA - Psychology, DNHE
Homeopathy Doctor, Raipur
Common Fever & Homeopathic Medication!

Some of the homeopathic remedies for fever are: 

1. Aconite: This is for fever with restlessness and anxiety. The patient is seen with an increased thirst for cold water and intolerable body aches. Aconite is considered in fevers which have increased post sudden exposure to cold winds.

2. Bryonia Alba: This is used in fever with body aches. A person with a fever might want to lie down all the time in order to get relief from the body aches and even the slightest movement might cause them pain. An increased thirst for water is also seen.

3. Nux Vomica: This is a holistic cure for fever with shivering. This is made of natural substances and is of great help in cases of shivering and chilliness. A person with this fever might want to remain covered all the time.

4. Gelsemium: This natural remedy is very beneficial for fever where the patients suffer from dizziness, weakness and a tendency to faint. This condition is marked by an absence of thirst.

5. Rhus Tox: This remedy is considered to be the first choice in people who have fever along with extreme restlessness and body aches. A person experiencing this type of fever might want to remain in motion throughout in order to avoid the restlessness. This remedy is also given for fevers as a result of getting wet in the rain.

  • Homeopathic medicines for Fever with Flu or Influenza type: Influenza is a viral infection and is characterized by sudden fever, cough, pain in eyes, body aches, headaches, and pain in eyes. The homeopathic medicines that are of great help in influenza are Aconite, Gelsemium and Eupatorium Perfoliatum. Aconite is given in influenza when cold air exposure is the cause. This is usually followed by an immediate fever and nasal discharges. Restlessness and anxiety are also seen with fever. Gelsemium is the best cure for a runny nose and sneezing along with pain in head and eyes. The patient might also have drowsiness and weakness. Eupatorium Perfoliatum is of great help in fever with influenza when the patient has extreme pain. This remedy has no side effects and provides instant relief from pain.
  • Homeopathic medicines for fever with malariaMalaria is characterized by fever accompanied by chills and excessive sweating. The homeopathic medicines for malaria are Gelsemium, Arsenic Album, Nux Vomica and Eupatorium Perfoliatum. The patients who benefit from Gelsemium usually complain of the absence of thirst and extreme chilliness. Arsenic Album is of help in people who are easily exhausted and need some water at short intervals. Nux Vomica is for patients who prefer to be covered in warm clothes during heat, cold and sweat.
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Dengue - Know The Ways To Prevent It!

Dr.Col Manoj Kumar Gupta 93% (1959ratings)
General Physician, Noida
Dengue - Know The Ways To Prevent It!

The monsoons cool the air down and perfume the air but also provide the ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes. A mosquito bite is universally abhorred. A sting that turns into dengue is even more disliked. Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease that causes high fever, rashes and pain in joints and muscles. Since there is no vaccine that can completely eradicate dengue, it becomes important to take preventive measures to reduce mosquitoes and keep the disease at bay.

Here are a few tips that can reduce your risk of being bitten by mosquitoes: 

  1. Do not allow water to accumulate: Mosquitoes breed in standing water. To prevent this do not allow rainwater to collect in pots or stagnate in your garden. Ensure that your water tanks are kept covered always. Keep buckets turned over when not in use. Coolers are generally ineffective in the monsoons so empty them out and keep the trays dry. It is also a good idea to empty and dry swimming pools and ornamental fountains during the monsoons.
  2. Use mosquito repellant: Dengue mosquitoes typically bite a person during the day. Hence, make it a habit to put on a mosquito repellant along with your sunscreen every time you step out. Mosquito repellants should be used on all the exposed areas of your skin including your ears. Using a mosquito net around your bed at night is the best way to ensure safety against mosquitoes. You could also attach mosquito repellant patches on your infant's clothes.
  3. Do not allow mosquitoes indoors: Install mesh shutters on your doors and windows. This will allow air in but will keep mosquitoes out. Take a close look at your doors and windows for holes through which mosquitoes could come in. Also, look at their joints and edges to ensure that there are no gaps. Burning camphor and lavender or tea tree aromatics can also help keep mosquitoes away.
  4. Grow mosquito repellant plants: Citronella and tulsi are two plants that are well known for their mosquito repelling properties. Grow these plants near your window and the entrance of your house to naturally repel mosquitoes.
  5. Avoid outdoor activities at dawn and dusk: Sunrise and sunset are when mosquitoes are most active. Hence avoid being outdoors at this time. If you must be out, wear protective clothes that minimize the amount of skin exposed. Wearing light colors instead of dark colors can also help as mosquitoes are attracted to dark colors.

In case you have a concern or query, you can always consult the best general physicians online & get answers to your question via online doctor consultation.


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Viral Fever - How To Avert It?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DNB, CCEBDM(DIABETOLOGY)
General Physician, Lucknow
Viral Fever - How To Avert It?

Viral infections usually lead to viral fever, which is characterised by high body temperatures and body ache.


The main cause of viral fever is infection. It is contagious, and it spreads from one person to another by coming in contact directly with an infected person’s body fluids. Viruses are spread when an infected person sneezes, coughs, yawns or talks. Tiny particles of viruses are sprayed into the air, and if a healthy person is close enough, he/she can get infected and may start showing symptoms of fever anywhere between 16 to 48 hours.


Symptoms of viral fever and other critical conditions can often be similar, which makes it hard to diagnose it. Thus it is important to know the exact symptoms of viral fever.

In case, you or any other member of your family, are incapacitated with high fever, look out for the following symptoms

1. Fever can be intermittent, that is, it comes and goes in intervals
2. Fever is usually accompanied with chills (feeling of coldness induced by high fever)
3. Medicines do not work effectively
4. Fever persists longer than normal
5. Severe joint pains
6. Swollen face
7. Rash

Viral fever usually subside on their own, and can last for more than a week. But you should remember that antibiotics do not treat viral fever. Antibiotics are meant to kill bacteria, not viruses. So taking antibiotics during viral fever is not advised since it would not cure your symptoms, only give you an unpleasant case of acidity. Instead, you can take decongestants and over-the-counter anti-fever medications. If you lose a lot of body fluids (due to vomiting or diarrhoea), you need to consume fluids that will restore lost electrolytes, such as sport drinks or Gatorade. You can also try the following home remedies:

1. Coriander tea
2. Fenugreek water
3. Dill seeds porridge
4. Dry ginger concoction
5. Rice starch
6. Tulsi leaves

Viral fever can be prevented, and you don’t need to adopt any extreme measures. You can do simple things such as

1. Regularly wash your hands
2. Abstain from going to crowded places
3. Don’t touch your nose and mouth without washing your hands
4. If you do have a cold, cover your nose or mouth with a clean hanky while sneezing, coughing or yawning

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Fever - Know When To Be Alert!

Dr.Surbhi Dadwal 88% (274ratings)
General Physician, Shimla
Fever - Know When To Be Alert!

Fever is not a disease! It's a known fact that the normal human body temperature is 98.6 F (37 C). If the temperature goes beyond that, then it's called fever. But one must not worry every time if there is a rise in the temperature. 

The reason is that the immune system is designed to raise temperature as a defence mechanism if there is an attack by a foreign body (such as bacteria). So body temperature may fluctuate between 97 and 100.4. But there is no need to worry.

When to Consider Checking?
A routine checkup is unnecessary. You may consider checking when:

  • You feel the warmth while you touch
  • You feel very tired, dizzy and lose appetite
  • You feel nauseated, see rashes on the body, experience loose motion, sore throat, muscle pain, headache, etc.

Is it Time to Worry?
Normally, fever is not dangerous. However, if you see the following conditions, then it's time to worry and call a doctor. 

  • If the body temperature is more than 103 F 
  • If fever lasts for more than five days
  • If you feel difficulty in breathing
  • If there is severe vomiting or diarrhea
  • If you feel stiffness in the neck and have headache
  • If you feel excessively sleepy and lethargic
  • If you see redness in skin, rashes or blood in the stool.

If the condition worsens, it is time to rush to a hospital. There could be following:

  • Meningitis: it's life-threatening and highly transmissible in case of bacterial infection. A combination of a fever, extreme headache and stiffness in the neck is an indication that you must rush to the emergency department of a hospital near you.
  • Difficulty in breathing or chest pain along with fever should prompt you to call for emergency medical assistance.
  • If someone has fever along with blood in stool, urine or mucus, it's one of the reasons to seek for emergency medical help.
  • If one has fever and is quite disturbed or puzzled unnecessarily, then the person should be taken to the emergency department.
  • A person with low immune responses (such as one who is suffering from cancer or AIDS) needs doctor's help in case of fever development.
  • Hyperthermia: it's a condition of very high fever, i.e., more than 104 F. The person seems to be confused and may not respond to verbal stimuli or commands. It's time for a medical emergency.

What Should You Do?
For mild fever, even home remedy can help. Aspirin shouldn't be the first choice and an absolute no for individuals less than 18 years. Other drugs that people usually tend to consume are ibuprofen or acetaminophen. One should also drink plenty of water. In case of a heat stroke, body needs to be cooled.
Other severe causes such as viral infection should lead you to a doctor.

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