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Home Remedies To Reduce Body Heat: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

What is the remedy about?

Body heat is also known as heat stress and it occurs when the body gets exposed to high temperatures. Our body has a natural mechanism to cool off but in some cases they may not produce enough stimulants to cool and this can result in extremities. Body heat if not properly taken care of can lead to generalized weakness and dizziness among other ailments. Also, it is the number one cause of dehydration. Let’s take a look at some home remedies to control body heat.

  1. Cool Water
    Water is the number one way to reduce body heat. It can also help in recovering quickly from the side effects of high temperature. Drink plenty of water regularly- preferably glass of cool water. You can also add some ice cubes to a tub of water and immerse your feet in them to reduce body heat.
  2. Coconut Water
    Coconut water is another excellent remedy to curb heat exhaustion. It is loaded with electrolyte and is excellent for rehydrating the body. Also it has enough nutrients that can boost up your energy. They are extremely safe and can be had by all age groups. Drink a glass of tender coconut daily – at least twice a day.
  3. Lemon
    Regular use of lemon can help prevent heat-related illnesses. Lemon is high in vitamin C and can aid in lowering your body temperature. It also hydrates at the same time and oxygenates the body to keep you fresh. Squeeze out a lemon into a glass of water and add a drop of honey to it. Stir well and drink it daily for best results.

Apart from these you can also use sandal for keeping the body temperature controlled.

Are there any side effects?

You will not suffer from any side effects, as these are natural remedies. These remedies are extremely safe for anyone. In the cold press method, use treated and purified water. Also when you immerse your feet in the cold water and ice and if your foot feels numb, take them out immediately. Also do not use them for longer periods as they may cause cold and fever. To prepare lemon juice, go for natural fresh lemons and avoid the carton juices. The same goes for coconut water. In case you feel uneasy or still hot, seek a doctor's advice.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

It is best to stay away from the sun after taking these home remedies. Relax in a place where there is plenty of air circulation and a general coolness. Whenever you step out, make sure you are well-covered and use sunglasses, umbrellas and sunscreen. Carry a bottle of water with you wherever you go, to stay hydrated. Try wearing loose fitting cotton clothes whenever you feel your temperature is rising. Avoid cosmetics, synthetic fabrics and hot, spicy food items.

How long does it take to recover?

The feeling of recovery is usually immediate after you follow these remedies. The actual complete recovery might take some time though and depends on other body conditions. Keep having lots of water and fresh fruit juices to stay cool. If your temperature doesn't reduce after all this, get in touch with a doctor.

Are the results of the remedy permanent?

The results depend on an individual’s body condition and also various physiological factors. Try to get a complete check up as to why you are feeling so hot and take appropriate treatments for the same. Avoid antibiotics and other dugs unless specified by the doctors, as they can be one of the reasons for the temperature rise. Also remember that your body’s heat might rise naturally during the summer months. Hence increase water consumption, drink fresh fruit juices, avoid hot and spicy food, and wear loose cotton garments.

Is there any training or experts required?

No formal training is required to follow the home remedies mentioned here. Make sure that you follow the guidelines for staying cool and active when the body temperature rises. In case you don't cool down even after following these treatments, contact a physician who can determine the underlying cause.

Effectiveness: High Side Effects: Very Low Time for Recovery: High Price Range : Approx INR 0 - 30 Training Requirement: No

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