As we all know fever is not a serious medical condition most of us will consult a doctor and take a necessary prescription for the disease. Well before you go and wait for a doctor to consult try out some fever home remedies below, Maybe you could save money some on doctor consultation 😉
It is a condition when the body temperature goes above a normal range. There are lots of factors which cause fever, like an infection – such as strep throat, flu, chickenpox or pneumonia and parasitic infections such as the cold, infection of urinary tract, malaria, and meningitis. Normally treatments to reduce fever are not required in most cases.
However, for associated pain and inflammation treatments are recommended and it is advised for people to rest.
Top 7 fever home remedies to try
1. Get good rest
In most cases taking a good rest would be enough to get relief from fever. Taking rest makes you feel better and gives time for your body and mind to fully recover and grow.
While sleeping sweating a good sign and it helps in lowering the temperature.
If you are sweating it means that your body is eliminating excess heat. You can take notice of your body temperature falling gradually due to sweating.
2. Cold Water compression
Cold compression is a good home remedy for reducing the temperature from rising.
- Take ice cubes in a bowl and fill with water.
- Dip a clean cloth under this cool water.
- Wait several minutes so the washcloth can get as cold as possible, squeeze out any excess water.
- Wipe the entire body with the wet cloth for about half an hour.
- If the cloth gets dry over time dip the cloth in cool water.
- Placing this cloth on the forehead for the half an hour is good.
3. Vapor rubs steaming
If you have a severe cold or allergies along with fever, then vapor rub steam can give a relief from it. This home remedy aids in easing breathing, relief clogged sinuses & respiratory congestion. Vicks is very effective in preparing vapor rub steam. Vicks contain well-known menthol and eucalyptus scent. When it is distributed through the air with the steam it helps a lot to soothe your uncomfortable condition.
- Boil water some water in a tumbler or bowl.
- Add a bit of Vicks Vapor Rub to the boiled.
- When the vapor rub mixture is ready, move your face towards the steam coming from the mixture,
Note: Assure that the mixture is at optimum temperature so that it doesn’t burn your face.
- Cover your body with the vapor rub bowl with a blanket so that the steam doesn’t go away and you get the best result from it.
4. Mint Tea
Mint tea is an herbal beverage you could have as an effective fever home remedies. Not just while having a fever, you can use mint tea twice a day to get refreshed. Having a cup of Mint tea can help keep the internal organs cool and thus reducing the body temperature. It also helps to extract excess heat from the body.
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5. Black Pepper Tea
Black pepper tea is an herbal beverage made with black peppercorns. Black pepper tea is a common home remedy for coughs and sore throats in Ayurveda. It is usually made with ground black peppercorns but we could also add ginger, lemon, honey and other ingredients to give an extra flavor to it.
6. Basil leave extract
This green leafy plant is also known as tulsi, mostly seen in Southeast Asia.
It is mentioned in several Indian histories as a natural treatment for many health conditions, from eye diseases to ringworm. According to Indian traditions, holy basil is considered as a tonic for the body, mind, and spirit. Different parts of the plant are recommended for different conditions.
- Drinking the extract of this herb as a fever home remedy is very effective.
7. Soft food and drink plenty of water
Adopting a soft diet is recommended while having a fever. Eat as much as soft foods which make it easy for digestion. You may also need to follow this diet if you have problems with your teeth or mouth that make it hard for you to chew or swallow food. Soft diet includes bread, cooked rice with water, cooked fruits, soft peeled fruits, such as bananas, melon, mangoes or any other fruits or vegetables which are not hard to digest.
In addition to this drink plenty of water. Drinking water in plenty helps you eliminate toxins and bacteria from the body through urinating.
So, these are the 7 Top Fever home remedies using Indian spices and herbs. Try it and feel the difference.