When body’s temperature become higher than normal range, then it is called fever. As we hear that 98.6 degree F or 37 degree C is being considered a normal body temperature. It is not an exact number which applies universally to all. A normal body temperature is different for adults and children and this varies among individuals.
A fever is a symptom of illness or another condition. A fever can come when body is fighting infection like flu. There are some common symptoms of fever which include loss of appetite, slight shivering, weakness, dehydration, muscle ache, headache and sweating.
Fever is good thing and which goes away within few days. But if fever makes you uncomfortable, you can try simple and easy home remedies to cool down body and make you to feel better.
There are some home remedies which help to cool down body temperature
1. Cool Water
Soak washed cloth in cool tap water, wring out excess water and sponge areas like groin to reduce temperature, hands, feet and your armpits. Also you can have damp washcloths on back of your neck and forehead. Cloth piece should be changed after some minutes. This remedy is very much beneficial when dealing with high fever as this helps to keep the temperature under control. You can have bath in lukewarm water to relax body. Taking shower may not be a better idea.
Basil is a very much effective herb which helps to bring fever down. This herb is very effective and acts like antibiotics in markets. Its healing properties help to reduce fever quickly.
Boil 20 basil leaves together and add one teaspoon of crushed ginger in a cup of water, until solution comes to half. Add little honey and drink this solution for 2-3 times a days for 3 days.
Make tea by mixing a teaspoon of basil along with one-fourth teaspoon of pepper in a cup of boiling water. Steep for 5 minutes, and strain water and drink tea. Drink this for 2-3 times until you completely recover.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is very good and amazing treatment which is too much inexpensive and very highly effective remedy for fever. This helps to reduce fever quickly because acid present in it helps to draw heat out of skin. It is rich in minerals and helps to replenish minerals which get eliminated from body due to fever.
Take some lukewarm water and add one-half cup of vinegar and take bath. Soak in water for 5-10 minutes. In 20 minutes you will notice improvement. Repeat this again when body temperature is high.
Soak washcloth in mixture of 1 part apple cider vinegar and 2 parts of cool water. Wring excess solution and place this on your tummy and forehead. You can wrap around soles of your feet. Once washcloth becomes warm, then change this with new soaked in cool mixture. Repeat it if required until fever get reduced.
Take 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of honey in one glass of water and drink this for 2-3 times a day.