Best home remedies for fever

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
May 27, 2013

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  • Drink a lot of water when you are running a fever.
  • You must not be covered with a lot of clothes and blankets.
  • Try not to eat any solid foods until the fever subsides.
  • Put an ice pack or cloth dipped in ice cool water on your forehead.

What we call fever is a rise in the body temperature, which usually occurs when the immune system is trying to fight bacteria and viruses that may harm the body. Usually, fever subsides within 2-3 days without medication, though it may last longer.


How to get Rid of Fever

Here are a few home remedies to cure fever sooner than usual:

Drink plenty of water

Drink a lot of water when you are running a fever. This will help to replace fluids that are being lost, which is likely to make you dehydrated. Drinking ample amount of liquid will also help you bring down the body temperature.


Stay in pleast weather conditions

Try to stay in pleasant weather conditions and avoid a sudden change in weather. Also, you must not be covered with a lot of clothes and blankets to warm your body; the idea is to keep the temperature cool and pleasant.


Let the fever run its course

You must let the fever run its course if it does not exceed 102 degrees. This way your body actually fights the infections and removes toxins.


Remedies for Common Fever


Avoid solid foods and drink juices

Try not to eat any solid foods until the fever subsides. You may replace this with juices and filtered water or eat soup.


Use holy basil leaves

Take a few Holy Basil (Tulsi) leaves, boil them in 2 cups of water and drink it. You may also add a few drops of honey when boiling it.


Honey, lime and ginger for treating fever

Take a spoonful of honey and add a few drops of lime and ginger juice to it. Drink this mixture and it would certainly treat common fever.


Put icepack on your forehead

Putting an ice pack or cloth dipped in ice cool water on your forehead would help you to temporarily cool your body’s temperature, and will thus relieve you from fever faster.


Drink grapefruit once a day

Drinking grapefruit juice can help cure common fever. Prepare the home remedy by taking ½ glass of grapefruit juice and adding equal quantity of water to the concentrated mixture. You may consume this mixture once a day to get relief from the burning sensation caused by high temperature.


Massage with an electric massager or a professional masseuse

Try to get an electric massager or a professional masseuse to get your arms, legs, neck, back and fingers massaged. This will help to reduce any fever related pain.

Above all, your priority when down with fever should be to take as much rest as you can. If that is boring, kill the boredom by reading a book, playing video games, cards, etc.

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  • Raju19 Jun 2013

    Thanks for these wonderful tips, I remember my mother asking me to drink lots of water every time I used to run a temperature. Also liquid foods are the best option and that has been mentioned here too. There also is a very good suggestion here of getting a massage done! When times of fever the body does ache tremendously and a massage would be such a good relief! Thanks for this article OMH, now people will not have to worry when they get a fever.

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