Viral Fever – Causes, Symptoms, Prevention, Home Remedies
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Illness and weakness caused by Viruses that’s typically air borne or Water borne is the cause of viral fever and infection. Water borne Virus infections could be avoided by taking preventive measures but with Air borne it’s very unpredictable as they spread through air that spreads quickly. When body temperature raises to about 102 degree its goes without saying to visit a doctor as quickly as possible.
Causes for Viral Fever
- Virus or Bacteria’s are the cause for this fever
- Starts with cold infecting the respiratory system which is a highly infectious disease
- By contact with other infected person
- 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
- Head ache
- Sore throat
- Burning sensation of inflammation in eyes
- Joint pains, body pains and muscle pains
- Skin rashes
- Body weakness
- 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?
- Boosting ones Immunity is the prime goal and a 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
- Initially by symptoms reference and body temperature
- Blood Test if required for right diagnosis
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
In 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.
Other complications that can arise with Viral Fever
- 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 is necessary if the fever does not subside.
Ayurvedic simple Home remedy for Viral Fever
Ginger has presence of anti-inflammatory properties it reduces the muscle and joints pains.
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.
Orange in the direct form or fresh juices once a day to recover from Viral fevers.
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.
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.
They have anti inflammatory and antiviral properties increasing ones immunity and reduces viral fever.
Chewing Tulasi leaves at regular intervals will reduce viral fever because of its therapeutic effects on ones immune system.
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.