Fever: Causes, Symptoms, home remedies for fever, typhoid, typhoid symptoms

Fever: Causes, Symptoms, home remedies for fever, typhoid, typhoid symptoms

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Written and Reviewed By :
Dr. Riddhi P. Sardhara.



What is Fever?

  • A fever is a rise in internal body temperature to levels that are considered to be above normal.

  • Average body temperature is about 98.6F or 37C, and temperatures above 100.4F or 38C are generally considered to be febrile.

  • Fever serves as one of the body's natural defenses against bacteria and viruses which cannot live at a higher temperature.

  • For that reason, low fevers should normally go untreated, unless accompanied by troubling symptoms.


  • Associated symptoms of Fever

  • Cough.

  • Sore throat.

  • Fatigue.

  • Joint pains or body ache.

  • Nausea.

  • Headache.

  • Anorexia.

  • Sometimes with rigor.


  • Home Remedies For Fever

  • Boil a few slices of Ginger (adarak) in water and strain it. Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of Honey (shahad) to it and drink.

  • Boil one tablespoon of Coriander (dhaniya) seeds in a cup of water, cool it, and add some milk and Honey (shahad) to it. Drink this tea to get rid of viral fever.

  • Soak one tablespoon of Fenugreek (methi) seeds in a cup of water overnight. In the next morning, strain and sip the solution at regular intervals.

  • Crush 5 to 6 cloves of Garlic (lahasun) and consume it raw for instant relief.

  • Take the juice of amla fried with ghee.

  • Drink tea made by mixing one teaspoon of basil (tulsi) with a teaspoon of pepper (kali mirch) and water. Stir the ingredients together for around 5 minutes, strain, and then drink.

  • Take 20-40 ml of decoction of long pepper (piplimul, Lindi pepper,piplamool) twice a day.


  • Diet and Regimen For Fever

  • Take a warm and light diet, if possible fasting for a day.

  • Take warm medicated water (1 liter of water, with pinch of ginger powder, 1 tablespoon of coriander-cumin powder is boiled until half remaining.)

  • Take rice which is cooked in an open vessel, green gram soup.

  • Avoid taking mid-day sleep, late-night waking up, exposure to extreme wind, sunlight.

  • Avoid taking dairy, bakery, and junk food items.


  • When to Consult a Doctor For Fever

  • The temperature rises at a level of more than 101F to 102F, it is better to go to the hospital.

  • If Associated symptoms are more severe, consult the doctor.

  • With intermittent fever and other health problems, it is advisable to get treatment by a physician or Ayurveda consultant.

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