The definition of fever is a high body temperature. Therefore, any body temperature above the normal oral measurement of 98.6 Fahrenheit (37 Celsius) or the normal rectal temperature of 99 F (37.2 C) is considered elevated. However, these are averages, and one’s normal body temperature may actually be 1 F (0.6 C) or more above or below the average of 98.6 F. Body temperature can also vary up to 1 F (0.6 C) throughout the day.
Fever should not be confused with hyperthermia, which is a defect in your body’s response to heat (thermoregulation), which can also raise the body temperature. This is usually caused by external sources such as being in a hot environment. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are forms of hyperthermia. Other causes of hyperthermia can include side effects of certain medications or medical conditions and many more are given below.
Causes of Fever
- Temperature greater than 100.4 F (38 C) in adults and children
- Shivering, shaking, and chills
- Aching muscles and joints or other body aches
- Intermittent sweats.
- Rapid heart rate
- Skin flushing or hot skin
- Feeling faint, dizzy, or lightheaded
- Eye pain or sore eyes
- Loss of appetite
Symptoms of fever
- Chills and shivering
- Muscle aches
- Loss of appetite
- General weakness
Here are some Home remedies are which is very useful to get relief from fever:
Take a warm or lukewarm bath.
Start off by drawing a warm bath. Have the person suffering from the fever get in and relax while the warm temperature of the water slowly drops. Because the temperature of the water drops slowly, the person cools down slowly as well. It will helps you to get relief from fever.
Ginger is another kitchen herb that has been used to treat various ailments for centuries. It is a magic bullet that it helps you to get relief from fever and tract infections, persistent coughs and bronchial problems. Loaded with the germ-fighting phytochemical ajeone, ginger is Mother Nature’s remedy for bacterial and viral infections.
Honey is a golden gift when it comes to anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and antioxidant properties. It is also one of the most nourishing foods to have during a fever as it is loaded with calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc.
The cooling property of mint will help keep the internal system cool and this in turn will reduce body temperature. It also helps extract excess heat from the body which helps you to get relief from fever soon.
- Boil a handful of mint leaves in two cups of water along with one-half teaspoon each of black pepper powder and long pepper powder and one teaspoon of ginger powder. Boil until the water gets reduced to half. Strain, and divide the solution into three equal doses. Drink it three times daily until you recover completely.
Snack on healthy fruits.
Choose fruits such as berries, watermelon, oranges and cantaloupe. These are rich in Vitamin C, which can help fight infections and lower fever. They’ll also help keep you hydrated. Avoid heavy, fatty or oily foods like fried foods, spicy foods like chicken wings, pepperoni, or sausages too.
NOTE: If you will not get instant in few hours then you should consult to the physician.