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General Precautions to Be Followed in Fever

1) There is no need to worry or take action to bring down the temperature unless it is above 38 degree C or it is hard to tolerate. 2) Wet cold compresses on the forehead, back of neck, wrists and calves will bring down the temperature. 3) Take care not to reduce the temperature too much. 4) A child with fever should not be sponged or bathed in cold or luke worm water. This can lead to excessive drop of temperature (sub-normal) that brings in shivering. Shivering may cause further rise in temperature. For this thermometer should be used frequently so that this could be reported to the doctor. 5) Plenty of liquids should be given to the patient to enable the patient to pass adequate urine. Water or drinks with vitamin C like lemon or orange juice are good choices. The room of the patient should be well ventilated. 6) On diet, it is better to switch over to milk diet from the day of fever starting. The patient can be given milk with bread. Rice and daal are other substitute. 7) If the patient has coughed up phlegm or blood, vomited or passed blood in urine or stool, he should be taken to the doctor immediately. 8) In patients having heart problems or diabetes, medical monitoring is urgently needed if they catch fevers. 9) If the body temperature is from 38.5 degree C (101 degree F ) to 39 degree C (102 degrees (F ) for more than 72 hours, immediate medical treatment is required from a doctor. 10) Unusual drowsiness, laboured breathing, severe abdominal pains, diarrhoea with fever also needs attention of doctor.

Prevention of Viral Fevers

If you are found to have an infection caused by a virus, this is termed as a viral fever. Nowadays, it is necessary to take precautions for preventing dreadful and weakening viral fever. Usually viruses attack when there is constant change of environmental temperature, which weakens the immune system. They also assault you when you are exhausted, overworked, and stressed. Viruses are also active when you have poor nutrition and when you are constantly smoking. They are also present in crowded locations. It is a kind of fever that gets cured without necessarily classifying what kind of virus attacked you. Its duration varies and it comes with a cough, a runny nose, body pain, chills, depression, and irritability. When you have been diagnosed to have a viral fever, your doctor will give the prescription for medicines. General Precautions for Prevention of viral fevers: 1) You should build up your immune system through a diet filled with vitamins and nutrients, and taking of food supplements to strengthen you. 2) You should also exercise to let your body gain enough strength and energy. 3) You must also make sure your body temperature is at least 37 degree Celsius (98.6 degrees F) to fight viruses. 4) During seasonal changes, do not drink cold water and eat so much ice cream.

5) Every day, make it a habit to drink a lot of boiled water. If so, You are sure to be taking in important liquid without bacteria in them. Have 10 glasses of boiled water a day. Small children should also drink boiled water. 6) If it rains, throw away rainwater that has been collected in pails or cans. This can be a breeding ground for striped mosquitoes that have previously bitten a person infected with dengue, a harmful viral infection. A single bite from this type of mosquito will immediately inflict you with the said virus. 7) To keep your immune system strong, do not fast too much because this will weaken you. It will also deprive your body of essential nutrients. It can also cause acidity and stomach pains and problems. 8) Make sure to eat a lot of green vegetables so that your bowel movements are normalized and you do not build-up waste in your system. You should also eat food in small quantity so that they will be digested properly. -------