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What are the different home remedies for Common fever? Part 3

What is Common Fever?
• Fever refers to a condition of the body in which the temperature goes beyond the normal.
• It is characterized by disturbance in the normal functioning of the system.
• It is a common ailment which occurs both in children and adults.
• The average temperature of a healthy body ranges between 36.9 degree C and 37.5 degree C, or 98.4 Degree F and 99.5 Degree F but if it goes beyond this temperature, one is said to have fever.
• Marginal variations are liable.
• The variations depend on the intake of food, the amount of exercise, and the temperature surrounding the atmosphere.
• It is known that the lowest temperature of the body occurs between the hours of 1.30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and the highest between 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Symptoms of Common Fever
• Slight shivering, pain in the head and body parts.
• Pulse and respiration become faster, profuse sweating.
• Accumulation of morbid matter in the system.

Home Remedies for Common Fever

12. Common Fever treatment using Pineapple
• It’s one of nature’s anti-inflammatory agents that can fight fever.
• Pineapple is also packed with juice that can prevent dehydration.

13. Warm-water enema, cold compresses
• While the patient is on an orange juice fast, a warm-water enema should be given daily to cleanse the bowels.
• Cold compresses may be applied to the head when the temperature rises above39.4 degree C or l03 degree F.

14. Cold pack applied to whole body
• A cold pack may be applied to the whole body.
• The procedure is to wring out a sheet or any other large, square piece of linen material in cold water.
• It should be wrapped twice right round the body from face downwards.
• The body should then be covered completely with a thin blanket or similar warm material.
• This pack should be applied every three hours during the day while the temperature is high.
• Keep it on for an hour or so each time.

15. Hot water bottles on feet and sides of the body.
16. Hot water bottles may he kept on the feet and against the sides of the body.

Other Home Remedies
• One should give up the diet which is heavy to digest.
• Take light diet including rice flakes, corn flakes etc.
• Give up junk food and spicy food.
• Food made up from refined flour like bread, pizza is to be restricted.
• Cold drinks and other simulative beverages should not be taken.
• Smoking and alcohol is best to be avoided.
• One should give up the cold water for drinking.
• Boiled and then cooled room temperature water is best to have.
• Fasting for couple of days will be best for feverish condition.
• Keep yourself hydrated.
• One has to take plenty of fluids.
• This will flush off the temperature which is raised in fever.
• Rest is one of the best home remedy for body.
• Your body is suffering from some attack and needs the rest from your side to win the battle against microorganisms.
• Do not take any supplement containing either iron or zinc.
• Taking iron causes great tension in a body that is fighting infection.
• Zinc is not absorbed by the body when you have fever.

Diet for Common Fever

– Orange juice and water
• The patient should be put on a fast of orange juice and water at the beginning of the treatment.
• The procedure is to drink the juice of an orange in a glass of warm water every two hours from 8 a.m to 8 p.m.

– All-fruit diet then followed by well-balanced diet
• After the temperature has come down to normal and the tongue has cleared, the patient should adopt an all-fruit diet for a few more days.
• He should take three meals a day of fresh juicy fruits.
• He may gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet according to his age.
• The emphasis on fresh fruits and raw or lightly cooked vegetables.

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