best things to do to get rid of a fever?
What are some things I can do to get rid of a fever as quick as possible? I got a fever this morning, got checked out of school and slept from like 2 to 6, and was all sweaty and what not. My temp. Is 101.0, what can I do to eliminate this fever as quickly as possible?? Also what would you guess to be the shortest duration of a fever possible if I do all the right things? Thank you
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The pomegranite has been cultivated in Israil for more than 5,000 years. Over the centuries, the people of Israelhave found medicinal uses for many parts of the pomegranite. The rind of the fruit, for example, is used to treat recurring fevers.
Willow trees, birch trees, ans almonds all yield
salicin, or natural aspirin. It is common for people in parts of Africa to use these three sources to reduce fever. Western medicine recommends aspirin as an effective and safe way to reduce adult fever; however, natural salicin is an effective alternative.
Arabian physicians were the first to varify the medicinal properties of the tamarind fruit. Arabs have long eaten tamarinds to reduce high fevers. This treatment is also popular in India, where the tamarind tree originated and where the juice is often served as a cool beverage.
Sage contains antibacterial and antiseptic compounds, and has been taken in the form of tea since the Middle ages. Popular among the Chinese and Dutch, it has many uses, including the reduction of body temperature.
The people of Mexico, India, China, and Thailand have known for centuries that their spicy cuisines not only tase good but also can be used to help reduce fevers. Foods containing chili peppers, cayenne pepper, or curry make you perspire, one of your body's most effective methods of cooling off.
Acerola cherries, native to Ecuador, are effective in the prevention of colds due to their high content of vitamine C. According to the Indians of Ecuador, these cherries also can be eaten to combat high fevers.
Most people know that normal body temperaure is
approximately 98.6 degrees fahrenheit (37 degrees celsius). Anything higher is considered a fever. Small changes in body temperature are usually not serious. Temperature can fluctuate depending on the time of day or one's level of activity. In the case of illness, a moderate rise in temperature may help the body fight some types of infection. Above a certain level, however, temperature must be controlled. A fever of 106 degrees fahrenheit or higher (in adults) is extreamly serious and demands immediate medical attention. If the temperature remains at this level for a prolonged period of time, seizures, brain damage, even death, can result. In children, temperatures above 104 degrees fahrenheit can cause damage to the more sensitive brain tissue. For more typical fevers, such as those that accompany a common cold or flu, Western medicine recommends aspirin, or acetaminophen, and cool compress. However, the tribal people of Africa's Kalahari use the root of the devil's claw plant to fight high fevers. The plant has the anti-inflammatory properties of cortisone and may reduce brain tissue swelling that accompanies some bacterial infections. The Africans either boil it into a tea or pound it into a powder.
The French use a hot tea made from the petals and leaves of the borage flower to treat high fevers. This induces perspiration. Fresh or dried flowers can be used in this treatment. Its said to work best for fevers associated with a cold.
West Indians make a fiery sweet and sour remedy for fever reduction. They soak the pods of cayenne pepper in hot water, and add sugar and the juice of sour oranges. They drink this beverage freely to reduce fever. It induces sweating and the oranges provide vitamin C.
In addition to treating several other ailments, ginger, which promotes sweating, can be eaten to reduce high fever.
In the Mediterranean, parts of the balm root are eaten to induce sweating, which, in turn can break a fever. This cure can be administered in the form of an oil extracted from the root of the plant, or the fresh root can be eaten in salads or soup.
Borage was also used for fevers by the Greeks and Mediterraneans. They put the crushed leaves and flowers in their wine. An infusion can be brewed by crushing 1 tsp of dried leaves and/or flowers (or 3 tsps of the fresh herb) and steeping in 1 c. of boiling water. Borage has a pleasant, cucumber like taste.
Betel nuts grow on palm trees found in Malaysia, in New Guinea, and on Normandy Island. Many people in these regions chew the betel for its sedative effects. They know that this nut encourages perspiration, thereby reducing fever. The active ingredients in betel nuts, now synthesized in dozens of forms, are like aspirin in their effectiveness.
During the Middle Ages, the Romans regarded the herb bennet as an effective fever reducer, A good general tonic for convalescence, bennet wine extract is best for chronic bronchitis and intermittent fever. The extract is prepared by soaking bennet in wine (40 grams of crushed root per 1 liter of wine) for 6 days in a tightly stoppered bottle. It is then strained. One glassful, 3 times a day, is the recommended dose.
A rural, down home South Carolina cure for chills and fever is dogwood bark (which reduces fever) and black cherry bark soaked in whisky.
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- Jennifer VLv 61 decade ago
A fever is your body's response to something if perceives as a threat - eg: viruses or bacteria. The theory is that raising the temp of your body helps to kill the germs quicker and that the germs can't live in an environment that is too hot. Preventing this natural reaction can actually keep you sicker longer.
Unless the fever is high (over 102) or making you extremely uncomfortable, you don't need to reduce it.
If however, your fever goes too high (105-107) you can suffer brain injury and seizures. *Then* you want to reduce your temp, and quickly. Cool wet washclothes on your forehead and neck do this well. As do Ibuprofin or Tylenol. (Taken only as directed - Tylenol is particularly easy to OD on and can wreck your liver)
If you are running a fever, and you *don't* have symptoms to diagnose what the cause is (eg: you have a fever with runny nose and sore throat, it is reasonable to believe that you have a cold) you should see a doc to figure it out.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Try a wet towel behind your neck and taking medication like Tylenol it's a fever reducer. If your fever is over 100 degrees F for a long duration after taking Tylenol consider taking a trip to your nearest ER.
- PepeLv 45 years ago
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- Prestige WordsLv 61 decade ago
drink warm lemon with honey will calm the fever and massage your chest and back of your shoulder with Vicks Vapo Rub will get the fever down very quickly best of luck and hope you get well soon
- 1 decade ago
take a cold shower that always helps.Source(s): self