What is fever in children?
If the body temperature is more than 99.5F (normal level) then it is considered as fever. Most of the kids body temperature changes a little bit during the course of the day. It is usually a little lower in the morning and a little higher in the evening and can vary as kids runs around, play and exercise. Fever helps the body to fight infections and increases body's natural defences. By increasing the body's temperature, a fever makes it harder for the bacteria and viruses to survive in the body and cause infection.
Causes of fever in children
Most fevers are caused due to an infection or another illness. Some are caused by a viral illness that will get better by itself without any specific treatment. Sometimes a fever may be caused by more serious infection, such as pneumonia or meningitis.
Symptoms of fever in children
Head and Muscle aches
Loss of appetite
Home remedies for fever in children
In case of baby less than 1 year, who is suffering from fever, feed the baby with more fluids mainly milk. Try to avoid plain water.
In case of high fever, add one teaspoon of Basil (tulsi) leaves to one cup of hot water and steep it for five minutes. Give this to the baby three to four times a day.
Give the decoction of Green Chirayta (kalmegha) twice a day to control temperature.
Place a slice of Raw Onion on the bottom of each foot and wrap feet in a warm blanket.
Soak a couple of washcloths in Apple Cider Vinegar and place on forehead and tummy of the kid.
Blend some fresh Garlic (lehsun) cloves with little Olive oil or Coconut oil and apply it on the feet of the child.