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Dealing With Fever

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We all have had a fever once in our life, no matter how healthy a person is. Fever is nothing but a rise in the body temperature from its normal range, usually a normal body temperature is 98.6 F. Similar to coughing, fever is also a part of body’s self healing mechanism. When body temperature rises it is capable of destroying disease producing organism therefore, low fevers should be left untreated. Also it is an indication to the human body that something is not going good within a body. If your child’s forehead feel hot than usual, it may be true that he is suffering from fever. Take a temperature reading, and notice the behavioural pattern of the child – if he is normal, it will pass and is not a cause of alarm. However, if the baby is younger than 3 months, you need medical advice.
SYMPTOMS
The very common symptom of fever is weakness with high temperature but the additional symptoms are mentioned below

  • Headache and muscle pain
  • The child looks pale and is wetting less diapers.
  • Watery eyes, and his temperature is lower than normal
  • Weakness, and loss of appetite.
  • Hallucinations
  • Convulsions
  • Unexplained rashes

MEDICAL REMEDIES AND WHEN TO BE CONCERNED
If the baby is younger than 3 months, the doctor would ask you to bring her so as she can diagnose her. Never administer any medications on your own for a young baby. A baby above 3 or 6 months would generally be prescribed a children’s medicine to make the fever go off. The doctor can also advise waiting for 24 hours before checking on he baby since fever is usually the first indication of something that might be bothering the baby.
If the child is pretty normal and is taking in fluids, we’d suggest not to worry and offer him plenty of breast milk or formula and other fluids to avoid dehydration. Avoid going the old way of making the child wear layers of clothing.
HOME REMEDIES
The best home remedy for almost 70% of common illness is rest but still for the faster recovery a person should follow the home remedies which are not at all complicated and are easy to follow

  • Sponging with tepid (lukewarm, not cold) water all over the body
  • Should take a lot of fluid to lower your body temperature
  • Not indulge in any sort of physical activity as it may rise the body temperature (for older, restless children)
  • Should avoid direct sunlight
  • Take herbal drinks which has lemon or honey in it
  • Eat raisin and apple water to lower the body temperature
  • Drink lemongrass juice as it helps in lowering the temperature and keeps the body hydrated

A high fever in a body should be a concern for children and aged people but, it should not be a concern for adults among themselves. Though its not a life threatening illness but still it may make your body quite fragile and weak.

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