Mild Fever Remedy: I am getting a mild fever from last 15 days. What to do?

Fever can be described as a condition in which the temperature of your body goes above 98.6 Degrees F (or 37 Degrees C). This ailment is sometimes accompanied by symptoms like body ache, chills, sore throat, nausea, weakness and dizziness. A low grade fever in adults that refers to a temperature of 99 to 1000F is not really a cause for concern and it can be resolved at home, using simple home remedies. Some of the common natural home remedies for fever include:

  • Applying an ice pack or a cold compress to the forehead
  • Avoiding any strenuous exercise or physical activity
  • Drinking a high amount of water along with other healthy liquids like skim milk, herbal tea, clear broth and fresh juice to avoid getting dehydrated
  • Following a diet that comprises of light and easy to digest foods.
  • Getting a lot of rest and adequate sleep during the day
  • Taking a bath with cool or lukewarm water around twice a day
  • Wearing cool, light, loose and comfortable clothing
You could also take some over the counter medication to alleviate a low grade fever. However, in case your body temperature goes up to 102 degrees F, it is regarded as high fever and it may be best for you to consult a doctor. A fever of more than 103 degrees F should be treated as a medical emergency.

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What are the symptoms and causes of mild fever?

There are several diseases and infections that could be termed as causes of mild fever in individuals and these include diseases such as common cold, gastroenteritis, malaria, and even influenza. Additionally, some of the other causes of mild fever are in the form of adverse reactions towards the consumption of certain drugs such as antihistamines, antibiotics, narcotics and barbiturates. The commonly observed symptoms of mild fever are an increase in the body temperature of the individual, nausea which may or may not be accompanied with vomiting, muscle or joint ache and overall body ache as well. Besides these the other symptoms include cough, fatigue and even shortness of breath in some cases. A mild fever may also be accompanied with other symptoms such as swelling, decrease in one's appetite, morning stiffness or swollen lymph nodes. Sometimes you could also suffer from a mild fever post immunizations, while teething in case of children or even as a symptom of autoimmune or inflammatory medical conditions. In children the causes of mild fever include diseases such as measles, whooping cough, mumps chicken pox and so on. Infections are one of the most common causes of mild fever and these could be sinus infections, parasitic infections or even infections of the urinary tract.

answered by A S

How can I bring down mild fever?

One of the ways to reduce a mild fever is to provide the person with plenty of fluids especially plain drinking water as this helps in cooling the body down and also prevents dehydration. Dehydration tends to occur during a mild fever as well on account of the fluid loss caused by sweating. Another way of bringing down fever is to ensure that the person does not indulge in any strenuous physical activity and instead is quite and relaxed while suffering from a fever. Another natural method of bringing down fever is to dress the individual in light cotton clothing so that the body heat can escape. Alternatively if the person is feeling cold or shivering then they should be covered with a blanket but this blanket should be removed immediately once the chill or the shivering stops. Alcohol rubs or cold baths although followed by many are not recommended for bringing down a mild fever naturally as although they temporarily cool the skin, the chances of the shivering increasing post a cold bath are quite high. While looking at natural remedies for bringing down fever, you should keep in mind that the aim would be to reduce the fever and not necessarily to get rid of it initially.

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Can diet play an important role in treating mild fever?

If you have a fever, you can also suffer from loss of taste and may not want to eat anything. However, following a proper diet for fever will help you regain your health at a faster pace. A healthy and affective diet for fever includes those food items that are light and easy to digest. Some of the best food for fever includes:

  • Steamed vegetables
  • Leafy greens
  • Soft boiled eggs
  • Clear soup or broth, especially chicken soup
  • Plain yogurt
  • Porridge, especially rice porridge made with ginger and veggie broth
  • Fresh fruits
It is important for you to increase your consumption of water, when you are suffering from fever. Some of the other liquids that are also healthy and can be consumed during fever include:
  • Skim milk
  • Herbal tea
  • Fruit or vegetable juice
  • Gelatin
  • Frozen fruit bars and popsicles
There are several foods that put additional pressure on your body, thereby delaying the recovery proves. In case you are suffering from fever, it is important for you to avoid foods like:
  • Fried or junk food
  • Raw food, especially meat or eggs
  • Red meat, chicken, fish and other varieties of sea food.

In case the fever lasts for more than 2 to 3 days, or goes above 102 degrees F, it is important for you to visit your doctor.

answered by A S

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