A fever is a medical condition in which your body temperature is well above or below the regular temperature. In general, everyone experiences a fever at some point or the other. However, a fever of an extremely high temperature can be harmful, especially for children and newborn babies. The body uses fever to indicate a problem within your system.
Fevers assist the body in fighting against infections, toxins, viruses, and bacteria. A fever can result from an infection, virus, inflammation of the joints or muscles, heat exhaustion, tumors, and many other conditions. If a fever persists for more than two days, you should consult a medical professional for treatment.
There are quite a few ways to treat fever and get your body temperature down to normal. Here are a few home remedies for fever:
It is a herb that contains anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties that help reduce fever. To make, basil solution, boil two cups of water with ginger and ten basil leaves. Keep it on the gas until the solution reduces to half the amount. Take it off the gas and pour it into a cup. Add a teaspoon of honey and drink it twice a day.
With its antibiotic properties, coriander counters the effects of viral fever. To make a coriander tea, boil two cups of water and add a teaspoon of coriander seeds to it. Add sugar to this solution and wait for it to cool down. Strain out the seeds and drink twice or thrice a day.
Since there is no real way to get rid of fever the best solution is to get the body temperature back to normal. To do this, get clean washcloths and soak them in cool water. Place this wet washcloth on the forehead or under the arms of the person affected by the fever. Keep checking his/her temperature with the thermometer. The fever should subside within a few hours.
Ginger possesses antiviral and antibacterial properties that help to fight against any infection. Ginger also helps to boost the immune response of our body. You can consume raw ginger adding to your salad or you can drink ginger tea.
Apple cider vinegar is acidic that helps to draw the heat from the body and lowers the temperature. Apple cider vinegar also contains vitamins and minerals which help to boost the immune system.
Garlic contains sulfur compounds that show antibacterial and antifungal properties. Garlic has a warm nature, it increases sweating, and lowers the body temperature.
Giving rest to your body helps to promote the immune system to fight against the infection causing fever.
Spices help to make the body warm and you start to sweat which results in lowering of body temperature.
Body uses more water during fever to lower the body temperature which leads to dehydration. This loss can be replaced by taking a lot of fluids.
Summary: Fever can be reduced by drinking Basil leaves tea, coriander tea, ginger tea, apple cider vinegar. Stay hydrated. Take proper rest. Add some spice to your food. Eat garlic. Cool down with water and a washcloth.
There are very few side effects of these natural home remedies for fever. However, if you are allergic to Basil, you might suffer from hives, rashes, and itchiness. In rare cases, people get rashes, toothaches, and stomach problems from consuming coriander seeds in excess. It is advisable to take care while using a cold washcloth that your clothes do not get damp, or else you might catch a cold as well.
Summary: Despite being effective, certain home remedies have some side effects which vary from person to person, so choose your home remedy only if you are not allergic or sensitive to the particular substance. Do not use any home remedies in excess as it may be harmful to health.
Here are a few post remedy guidelines that you should follow along with the treatment for a fever:
Summary: Follow the guidelines. Take a rest, drink plenty of water, wear comfortable clothes, Take a warm bath.
A fever usually subsides within a few hours. It might come and go a few times, during a period of two to three days. With the help of these remedies and post-remedy guidelines, you can recover from fever within a day or two. If a fever persists for more than two or three days, it is advisable to seek medical help.
Summary: The time for recovery from fever usually varies from a few hours to 3 days. If it persists for more than 2-3 days it's highly recommended to seek medical help.
These home remedies are effective in getting your body temperature down and back to normal. Most of the time, a fever will resolve itself within a day or two. However, a fever can persist for over a week. A fever is a normal reaction of the body, as it fights against infections. Therefore, it will constantly recur and no treatment can permanently cure a fever.
To use these home remedies, you do not need any special training or expert medical training. These remedies are simple to use and the ingredients are readily available at stores.