A fever is a body temperature that is higher than normal ( around 98.6 'F ). Normal body temperature vary depending on many factors including age, sex, time of day, activity level and more. A raised temperature is not always a fever. e.g. the temperature of a healthy person rises when he or she exercises, but this is not considered a fever, as the set-point is normal. A fever is not a disease. It is usually a sign that your body is trying to fight an infection or an outsider (bacteria or virus that may have entered our body).
Most of these bacteria and viruses do well when our body is at normal temperature, but if you have a fever, it is harder for them to survive. These foreign invaders (bacteria, virus, fungi, drugs, other toxins) are pyrogens which signal the hypothalamus in the brain to increase the body temperature set-point in order to help the body fight of the infection.
Fever itself is harmless and probably helpful. Many parents incorrectly believe that fever is a disease rather than sign. As a result of these misconceptions, parents are anxious, give the child fever-reducing medicine when the temperature is only slightly elevated. Damage to the brain generally does not occur until temperature reaches 105 'F (40.6 'C ). The untreated fever may shorten the course of an illness.
Traditionally, Homeopathy has been used to safely manage fevers. It corrects the underlying imbalance, stimulates the body's natural ability to self-heal and significantly reduces recovery time. There are few common homeopathic medicines frequently used in fevers , though one should always consult a homeopath for exact dosage.
Other home remedies to follow during a fever are:
- Sponging or bathing with tepid (slightly warm/ lukewarm) water
- Drink lots of fluids
- Wear lightweight clothes
- Use light blanket if you feel fever chills
Now a days we Commonly come across Dengue fever cases in clinic. With Use of exact homeopathic medicine we can improve our patients more quickly than use of antipyretic drugs. I especially thanks to Dr.Prashant Shah M.D.(HOM) of Rajkot, who had been given me courage to treat Dengue and other fever cases effectively with our gentle treatment -Homeopathy.