Each and every one of us has at one given time have been running a temperature. This may have been a mild fever or in some cases the fever tends to be extreme thereby needing quick medical attention. Most of the time the individual running a temperature may be able to get through it by some simple home remedies. However, should things get out of hand then it is very important that one immediately seeks for medical attention.
Some Home Remedies when Running a Temperature
Whenever your forehead is really fiery with high fever, you have the option of reaching for acetaminophen i.e. Tylenol or ibuprofen i.e. Advil so as to reduce your temperature. It should however be noted that it is not advisable to treat any sort of fever with aspirin for anyone who is under the age of nineteen as doing so may trigger a potentially deadly disease called the Reye’s syndrome. However, if your fever is 38.3°C (101°F) or below that, then don’t be afraid to just let it run its own natural course; There is a natural reason why your temperature has been raised. If you are uncomfortable, and you feel like you actually have to take certain steps to curb the fever, there are certain tips that you may opt in to tame the fever.
These remedies include but are not limited to; taking a bath in lukewarm water. This Luke warm temperature will actually feel plenty cool when you are having a fever, and the bath should help in bringing your body temperature down. You should however not try to bring the fever down rapidly by opting to plunge yourself into cold water; this tactic actually sends the blood rushing to the internal organs, which is how your body normally defends itself from the cold. Thereby your interior actually then warms up instead of instead cooling down.
However sponging the high-heat areas like your armpits and the groin with cool water can help to reduce your temperature as the water evaporates from your body.
You may also opt to brew a cup of yarrow tea. This herb normally opens your pores, and thus triggers the sweating that is said to move a fever up toward its end. You steep a tablespoon of herb in a cup of freshly boiled water for about ten minutes, then let it cool and then proceed to take a cup or two until you start to sweat.
Further Remedies for High Temperatures
We have been able to look at certain steps that one may take when running a temperature, there is however still some more which may be opted for instead of contacting or visiting the doctor. These remedies have actually been proven to work and relieve the patient of the high fever. In other situations, one may opt to take ginger tea, which is also well known for inducing sweating. It is also very important that one keeps hydrated as this helps fight the fever.