Viral Fever: Causes, Symptoms, and Home Remedies

What is Viral Fever

Viral fever includes a range of acute viral infections that are characterized by fever along with skin rashes, body ache, and headache. It is more common in older people, children and immunocompromised individuals.

Viral Fever

Viral Fever


What are the Causes of Viral Fever

  • Commonest viral fever that affects most of the individual at some point of their life is seasonal influenza or flu. It is caused by many types of the virus. The most notorious among them is influenza virus.
  • Rainy season is ideal for the spread of viral infections. Its spreads on coughing or sneezing by infected people or by physical contact such as shaking hands or kissing.
  • Usually, the symptoms exhibited by Viral fever are very common that we usually ignore and the results end up in great weakness and lethargy. It is better to identify the symptoms in the beginning, so that it could be treated faster.

What are the Symptoms of the Viral Fever

The symptoms of viral fever are generalized or targeted to some specific body organ. Usually, there is a fever, which is a common symptom of underlying infection or illness. The increase in temperature is the body’s response against the infection. It is body’s own defense reaction.

Other symptoms are headaches, sore throat, runny nose, hoarseness, muscle soreness, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Discussed below are some guidelines to differentiate a viral fever with other diseases having similar symptoms.

Symptoms of the Viral Fever

Symptoms of the Viral Fever


A Viral Fever has Following Characteristics:

  • Usually keeps on increasing and is high
  • Intermittent- occurring at regular intervals
  • Accompanied by chills
  • Medicines do not subside fever
  • Persists for long
  • There may be joint pain, swelling, and rash.
  • In the case, you experience above mentioned symptoms, consult the doctor immediately.

What is the Treatment of Viral Fever

Antibiotics are not much help in case of viral fever as they do not kill viruses. Also, they may cause indigestion, acidity and may cause damage to liver and kidney. Take proper rest, warm foods, for example, porridge and soup. In the case of severe symptoms such as high fever, body ache, vomiting etc..

Visit the doctor. Your doctor may prescribe you some medicines for symptomatic relief. He may also prescribe antibiotic, but that is to prevent you from secondary infections. It is better you complete the whole course of antibiotic even after you start feeling better or it will form antibiotic resistant bacteria that may be a risk factor when you will get infected by them.

Below are few home remedies for the hasten the recovery and cure viral fever.

7 Home Remedies for Viral Fever

1.Coriander seeds- They are rich in phytonutrients and vitamins. They boost the immune system. Also, coriander contains antibiotic compounds. Add 2 teaspoons of coriander seeds to one glass of water. Boil it and let it cool. Strain the concoction. Add one-fourth glass milk and a half teaspoon sugar. Drink it till the fever subsides.

Coriander seeds

Coriander seeds

2.Garlic and olive oil- Both are wonderful remedies for viral fever. Crush a few garlic cloves. Mix them with a tablespoon of olive oil. Warm this mixture. Now apply it to the feet and cover with a plastic. Leave it for overnight. You will feel the difference the next morning.

Garlic and olive oil

Garlic and olive oil

3.Onion- Onion has the property to absorb toxins. Take an onion and cut into two. Keep it near your pillow. You may also tie two slices of onion to your foot with the help of strings or wear socks over it. Leave it overnight and see the difference.

Onion

Onion

4.Dill seeds- It strengthens the immune system along with relaxing the muscles. It also reduces fever. It contains monoterpenes and flavonoids, which make it a powerful antimicrobial. Roast 2 teaspoons of dill seeds and add it to a cup of steaming water for 15 minutes. Strain it and add a pinch of cinnamon powder Drink it warm.

Dill seeds

Dill seeds

5.Holy basil leaves- This is an ancient remedy to treat of viral fever. It is anti-microbial, anti-biotic and fungicidal. It also improves immunity. Boil a few holy basil leaves in one glass of water. Also, add half teaspoon clove powder. Boil it till the water reaches to half. Drink it several times a day.

Holy basil leaves

Holy basil leaves

6.Ginger- It contains a compound gingerol that is anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antioxidant. Take a teaspoon of dry ginger powder and add it with a teaspoon honey. Take it to relieve the symptoms. You may also have ginger tea. For this, you have to steep few slices of ginger in steaming water. After 10 minutes, strain it and add a teaspoon honey and a pinch of black pepper and have this concoction warm.

Ginger

Ginger

7.Raisins- Take a handful of raisins and soak them in a cup of water for few hours. Now crush the raisins in the water. Strain it. Add the juice few drops of lemon juice. Drink it 2 times until fever subsides.

Raisins

Raisins

If you do not find any relieve by above home remedies even after a week, then please consult your doctor again.

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