Diseases

FEVER

Definition 
Raised body temperature is known as fever. In medical terms it is called 'Pyrexia'. Many a times fever is a symptom of many diseases. The normal body temperature is 37o C (98.4o F) but may vary slightly from individual to individual. It also varies half a degree or so throughout the day. 
Causes 
Any infection. Any internal or external injury. Climatic change. Excessive exposure to Sun Light. 
Signs & Symptoms 
A temperature over 37.4o C or 99.4o F may be considered as fever. The person's face will probably be flushed, the eyes may be glazed, the body hot to the touch. The person may either feel hot or cold depending on the rise and fall of temperature. When the temperature is dropping, the body often sweats profusely.

Remedies

REMEDIES FOR FEVER

 

  1. A decoction can be prepared by adding 10 gm of fresh tulasi leaves and 2 gm of black pepper powder to 50 ml of water. This can be taken 3 times a day. It is a good remedy for fevers.
  2. One teaspoonful of the fresh neem juice well mixed in 2 spoons of honey should be taken twice a day. It works both as curative as well as preventive.
  3. Sudarshana Ghana Vati 2 tablets thrice a day with black tea should be taken for 7 days.
  4. Amrutharishta, an oral liquid in a dose of 15 ml thrice a day with equal quantity of water is also useful.
  5. Anand Bhairav Ras and Tribhuvan Kirti Ras are also very effective in fever

 

DO'S & DON'TS

 

  1. Cold sponging if the temperature is too high.
  2. Easily digestible liquid diet is good.
  3. Avoid oily, spicy food stuffs.
  4. Avoid doing any physicsl exertion, take rest.