Remedies and Cure for Fever and Chills: How can i bring down my wife's fever down if she also has the chills?

(Last Updated: Sep 18, 2007)


Almost all people have been affected by fever. Fever could also be accompanied by symptoms like chills, coughing, sneezing, nausea, vomiting, body ache and congestion. Most people check with a doctor to get a cure for fever and chills. Your health care provider may be able to prescribe some medication to alleviate the symptoms of a fever. There are several home remedies for fever and chills too that you can use, in treating a fever.

Get plenty of sleep and rest during the day. Exerting your body usually worsens the symptoms and delays the recovery process. One of the best ways to reduce shivering is taking a warm bath. However, make sure that the water is not too hot or it could take your body longer to fight off the fever. It is only natural for you to lose your appetite when you have a fever and chills. However, do increase your consumption of water and other healthy fluids like soup, broth, milk, light tea and fruit juice (unsweetened). This will reduce the risks of getting dehydrated. Also make sure that you eat light meals at regular intervals during the day. A fever and the chills usually last for around 2 days or so. However, it is best for you to consult a doctor in case the fever rises above 102 degrees or lasts longer than 2 days.

answered by G M

What are the symptoms and causes?

The various symptoms of fever chills are usually known to occur at the start of an infection and is presented through an increase in the body temperature. One of the causes of fever and chills are infectious diseases which tend to attack the immune system of the individual. Similarly the symptoms of fever chills may also be observed in case of ear infections which can also be accompanied with pain. Gastrointestinal disorders are also known to be one of the causes of fever and chill which will also have other symptoms such as sweating, bloating, as also bleeding from the rectum or mouth. Some of the other causes of fever and chills are arthritis and even certain types of cancer such as cancer of the lymph and blood cancer. The symptoms of fever chills are also seen in people who are suffering from sunstroke caused by excessive exposure to heat or the sun. The symptoms of fever chills are observed in the form of rapid and sudden contractions of the muscles of the body which happens so as to increase the temperature of the body. Some of the other causes of fever and chills are malaria, pelvic infections, flu, cold, urinary tract infection, pelvic inflammatory disease, pneumonia and meningitis.

answered by A S

How can I treat fever and chills without medication?

Fever is mainly a symptom of another condition affecting the body. Though there are a number of over the counter medications for a fever, the use of natural remedies for fever are not unknown.

Have a warm water bath so as to get the body temperature down. Alternately, you could also dip a towel in some ice water, squeeze out the excess water and apply it on your forehead to bring the fever down.

One of the most important steps in treating a fever is resting. Get as much rest and sleep as possible. Avoid any form of strenuous or tiring physical exercise for a few days.

Drink a lot of water and other healthy liquids during the day. You are likely to lose your appetite while suffering from fever. Therefore, maintaining a liquid diet can be quite helpful. Some of the liquids that you could consume during this time include skim milk, clear soup or broth, fresh juice (sugarless) and herbal tea. If you can consume solids, make sure that you eat foods that are light an easily digestible, like yogurt, steamed vegetables, fresh fruits and soft rice.

It is necessary to check with your doctor in case your fever last for over two days or your temperature is above 102oC.

answered by A S

How can one bring down fever and chills?

One of the home remedies for bringing down fever is to take a cold shower so as to lower the body temperature. In case the fever is very high, then one of the natural ways to reduce fever is to apply a cool paste of sandalwood on the forehead as this will act like a cold compress and reduce the temperature. Natural ways to reduce fever also include the consumption of herbal teas such as willow bark, linden and black elder. Another one of the home remedies for bringing down fever is to prepare some fresh apricot juice and consume this juice along with some honey. This remedy is beneficial not only in bringing down fever but also in flushing out any toxins from the body. Another one of the natural ways to reduce fever is to consume some saffron tea. This could be prepared by boiling some fresh saffron in water to the ratio of half a teaspoon of saffron to 30mls of water. Similarly consuming tea which is made using fenugreek seeds is also useful in bringing down fever as it tends to dissolve the mucus that may have accumulated in the chest in case the fever is caused by a cold.

answered by M W

Remedies and cures for fever and chills -

  1. Cover her with 2 woolen blankets. Massage the soles thoroughly. Cover the feet with socks.
  2. Dip her hands till the wrist in cold salt water for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Give a homeopathic remedy called belladonna 200 1 dose every 3 hours thrice a day.
  4. Follow up with another homeopathic remedy called Arsenic album 1m single dose.
  5. Make a concoction by boiling 10 holy basil leaves, 5 black pepper coins and 5 cloves in 5 cups of water reducing it to 1 cup. Then sieve it and add 1 pinch of salt and 1 tsp honey and give her to drink.

answered by D M K


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