Winter brings the season of cold, flu, and fever. While it is common for children and adults alike to catch viral fever during the winter season, this year due to the coronavirus pandemic you must be careful.
You don’t have to panic, however, as you can control and reduce the symptoms of viral fever. When you catch a viral fever it’s your body responding to any viral condition. Your body increases the temperature to make it less hospitable for the virus.
While viral fever may be controlled on its own, tending the symptoms is important as a viral infection can easily spread from person to person and may get your friends and family infected.
Here are the easy and effective viral fever home remedies you can try:
- Take enough rest
Viral fever is a sign that your body needs rest. Your body is working hard to fight off the viral infection and doing your regular physical activity can slow down your body from healing. Even if you can’t spend the whole day in bed, cut yourself some slack and avoid heavy physical activities as much as possible.
- Drink fluids
During viral fever, your body increases the temperature to fight off the infection and you feel much warmer. This causes your body to sweat more than normal, which leads to fluid loss. Thus, drinking more fluids is essential to keep yourself hydrated.
You don’t have to drink just water; you can have any of the following to keep yourself hydrated:
- Decaffeinated tea
- Sports drink
- Keep cool
As mentioned above, your body’s temperature increases to fight off the viral infection. So you should try cooling down your body temperature. This remedy works better and faster to bring down your fever. However, make sure you don’t overdo it. If you start shivering the fever may get back.
Here are some easy ways you can try to bring down your body temperature:
- Take a bath with lukewarm water. This will feel cool when you have a fever.
- If you don’t have enough energy to take a bath, you can give yourself a sponge bath with lukewarm water.
- Wear light and loose clothing to make you feel cool and comfortable.
- Drink plenty of fluids at room temperature.
- Switch on a fan to keep fresh air circulating in the room.
- Avoid using too many blankets as they may get you warm.
Apart from these remedies make sure you regularly wash your hands and keep your home clean with disinfectant spray and other home cleaning products. This will help you prevent spreading the virus any further and protect you and your family from viral fever.