A fever is a body temperature that is higher than normal. A normal temperature can vary from person to person, but it is usually around 98.6 °F (37 °C). A fever is not a disease. It is usually a sign that your body is trying to fight an illness or infection.
Infections cause most fevers. You get a fever because your body is trying to kill the virus or bacteria that caused the infection. Most of those bacteria and viruses do well when your body is at your normal temperature. But if you have a fever, it is harder for them to survive. Fever also activates your body's immune system.
Other causes of fevers include:
- Medicines, including some antibiotics, blood pressure medicines, and anti-seizure medicines
- Heat illness
- Autoimmune diseases
- Some childhood vaccines
Treatment depends on the cause of your fever. If the fever is very high, your health care provider may recommend taking an over-the-counter medicine such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Adults can also take aspirin, but children with fevers should not take aspirin. It is also important to drink enough liquids, to prevent dehydration.
Home Remedies for Fever
Steep 1 tablespoon of dried linden flower in a cup of hot water for 15 minutes. Drink 3 to 4 cups per day. Seek medical help if your fever last more than 1 day. For fever above 102F, take lukewarm bath to reduce temperature below 102F.LoisaAllcott | November 4th, 2017
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Garlic has been used for colds, bronchial problems, coughs and fevers throughout history. It is a blood thinner and lowers cholesterol.
In a blender, chop 3 garlic cloves and 1/2 a lemon (including the skin).
Steep contents in a cup with boiling water for 5 minutes.
Strain solids, leaving the liquid.
Add a little honey to the liquid.
For colds: Prepare and drink garlic tea 3 times a day.
During epidemics/pandemics: Drink 1 time per day.
This may just be what we need to help prevent COVID-19 infections!
Sulfur Compounds: aliin, allicin, ajoene, allylpropl, diallyl, trisulfide, sallylcysteine, vinyldithiines, S-allylmercaptocystein, and others.
Amino acids: arginine and others.
Enzymes: allinase, peroxidases, myrosinase, and others.
Allicin (diallyl thiousulfinate or diallyl disulfide) does not exist in garlic until it is crushed or cut. Crushing the garlic bulb activates the enzyme allinase which metabolizes alliin to allicin.NathanielHawthorne | August 13th, 2020