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Illness and weakness caused by Viruses that are typically airborne or Waterborne is the cause of viral fever and infection. Water-borne Virus infections could be avoided by taking preventive measures but with Airborne it’s very unpredictable as they spread through the air that spreads quickly. When body temperature rises to about 102 degrees its goes without saying to visit a doctor as quickly as possible.

Causes of Viral Fever

Reasons for viral fever

  • Virus or Bacteria’s are the cause for this fever
  • Starts with a cold infecting the respiratory system which is a highly infectious disease
  • By contact with other infected people
  • A minimum of 16 hours is a gap time to increase the infection and cause fever, that’s when we can take home remedies as mentioned below.
  • Mosquito bites

Symptoms for Viral Fever

Remedies of Viral fever

  • Flu
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Burning sensation of inflammation in eyes
  • Chills

Symptoms of viral fever

  • Joint pains, body pains, and muscle pains
  • Skin rashes
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Body weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Nasal and chest congestion

These are a few symptoms, when a person experiences fever with any of these symptoms he is advised to visit the doctor right away.

How to prevent Viral fever?

Prevention of viral fever

  • Boosting one’s Immunity is the prime goal and major prevention for getting infected.
  • Balanced diet
  • Drinking water at regular intervals
  • Daily exercise
  • Walking in the morning for fresh air and good sun rays


Medication of viral fever

  • Initially by symptoms reference and body temperature
  • Blood Test if required for the right diagnosis
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)

In the case of Dengue, Chikungunya, or Malaria then the Doctor starts with the immediate medicine course for treatment. For further diagnosis, the doctor would specify if further tests are necessary depending on the patient and the case.

Duration of Viral Fever

Minimum of 3-4 days extending to about 9-10 days depending on the severity and the patient recovering time with these the major factors will be age, health, and other body conditions.

Depends on the virus infection, as sometimes it could be a single virus and sometimes it could be 3 or 4 virus, hence time to recover varies accordingly.

Duration of viral fever

Other complications that can arise with Viral Fever

  • Dehydration
  • Seizers
  • Hallucinations
  • Kidney and Liver failure
  • Multi-organ failure

To name a few these could be the other consequences of Viral fever, so immediate Doctor Diagnosis and medical treatment are necessary if the fever does not subside.

Ayurvedic simple Home remedy for Viral Fever

  • Ginger

Ginger has the presence of anti-inflammatory properties it reduces the muscle and joints pains.

  • Garlic

Add about 3 chopped Garlic pods in a glass of hot water, once the water cools down, this concoction is consumed with the Garlic cloves as well.


  • Oranges

Orange in the direct form or fresh juices once a day to recover from Viral fevers.

  • Honey

A spoonful of Honey every single day of Viral fever or anytime later as well is a good sign for health. It instantly boosts your energy and immunity because of its enzymes.

  • Coriander

Acts as a muscle relaxant and analgesic due to its Anti Viral properties. Add crushed Coriander seeds to already boiling water and allow a settling time of 6 minutes and consume it when hot.

  • Green Tea

They have anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties increasing one’s immunity and reduces viral fever.

  • Tulasi

Chewing Tulasi leaves at regular intervals will reduce a viral fever because of its therapeutic effects on one’s immune system.

  • Turmeric

Add Turmeric to a warm glass of milk and consume it 3 times a day, this will suppress the viral fever effects.

Other remedies could be Fenugreek seeds concoction and Cinnamon in hot milk and honey as mentioned in our article Immunity-Boosting Foods. These are few home remedies to be taken if a person feels weak internally. The above-mentioned list boosts one’s body instantly and tries to keep the Viral fever at bay. If a major symptomatic difference is seen as mentioned above even after taking home remedies after 10 hours of its consumption, the person should consult a doctor immediately for further diagnosis and recovery depending on the person’s condition of Viral fever effects.

With this get alert, stay safe and try these home remedies for boosting immunity with our “Stay Safe from Viral Fever” and also please read our article on Immunity Booster Foods for Babies, toddlers, and Kids.

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