Whenever you, your child, or family member begin running a fever, you will naturally want to do everything you can in order to reduce it right away. The reason your body goes into a feverish state is because it naturally stimulates your body’s immune system, helping it to kill off whatever infectious agents have entered. The issue however is that having a fever is uncomfortable and can even become dangerous when your temperature rises too high. Controlling the fever at home is possible in many cases but if a fever persists or reaches levels above 101 degrees, it may be in your best interest to schedule an appointment at Wellspire Medical Group, to ensure the safety of you or your loved one.
Listed below are some of the best at home remedies for reducing a fever:
Take A Fever Reducing Medicine: There are many over the counter medicines that will help to reduce a fever. Not only will this be beneficial for regulating your body’s temperature, it will also help to alleviate some of the symptoms causing discomfort such as headaches, body aches, and pain.
Take A Warm Bath: While it may seem counterproductive to take an overheated body and submerge it in a bath of warm water, there is a reason behind it. Whenever you have the person suffering from the fever get into the bath, the warm water will be relaxing and will help to soothe body aches and pains. As the water temperature reduces, the person will cool down slowly with the water. This is much safer for the person suffering from the fever than throwing them into a bath where the water is too cold. Going from one extreme temperature to another can send a body into a state of shock. In some rare scenarios, an ice bath may be used to prevent long term damages to the body and brain.
Bundle Up: Whenever you are trying to sweat a fever out, bundling up in multiple layers of blankets and clothing can help to speed up the process. Sweating out a fever is best for low grade fevers and should not be a method used on small children or elderly people with high fevers.
Stay Hydrated: Keep your body well hydrated with clear fluids. The more water and electrolyte rich liquids you consume the better it will be for your body. If you are experiencing vomiting or diarrhea your body is losing its water and electrolytes at a more rapid pace than normal. Dehydration will make your fever symptoms worsen, and can also make your fever more dangerous.
Cutback on eating: You have properly heard the expression, “Feed a cold, starve a fever,” at some point in your life and its with good reason. When you have a fever it is important to preserve your body’s energy to fight against your infection. Digesting food may take priority in your body and cause a longer process of healing. If you are hungry avoid high fat and oily foods. Instead, snack on healthy fruits rich in vitamins to and natural sugars.
Wellspire Medical Group in Humble, TX
Wellspire Medical Group proudly serves Atascocita, Humble and surrounding areas. We have been part of Northeast Houston as Mehta Medical Group for 30 years. Our name change reflects our broader scope of services. In other words, we are working hard to “Inspire Better Health!”
Wellspire Medical Group
8901 Farm to Market 1960 Bypass Road W #101
Humble, TX 77338