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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Viral Fever- Causes, Treatment and Home Remedies And Symptoms Of Viral Fever

Viral Fever is one of the most spreading diseases or infection nowadays. In this post, we will cover what is viral fever, symptoms of viral fever, Viral Fever Treatment and Home Remedies For Viral Fever


What is Viral Fever

Viral fever refers to a wide range of conditions in which viral infections increase the body temperature. It occurs due to the attack of infectious virus in our body. In medical terms, any fever caused by viral infection is called viral fever. The viral infection may show some specific symptoms, but it usually affects specific organs but in many cases can occur in any part of the body like lungs, intestines, air passages etc. There is no specific duration, pattern, and symptoms. Symptoms, duration, and intensity of fever may vary from person to person. Body ache, runny nose, uneven cough, uncontrollable shivering, skin rashes, burning sensation in the eyes, headache, irritability, nausea, and vomiting are symptoms of it. Viral infections may affect any age group but it is common in children and old age people because their immunity towards diseases is low. And this infection is experienced worldwide. This needs only symptomatic treatment but sometimes it becomes highly contagious. Most of them are not dangerous and are self-limited, but in some cases, it can infect rapidly which could lead to death. The high fever is usually a sign by the immune system of the body that it is fighting against the intruding viruses and killing them.


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Symptoms of Viral Fever

The main symptoms of viral fever are

  1. Chills: When you feel chills in your body and shiever very much then it may be the sigh of viral infection.
  2. Itchy Throat Rashness and itchness in throat is also a symptom of viral infection.
  3. Sore Throat: Soreness in throat is also the sign that virus has attacked you.
  4. Runny Nose: Stuffy and runny nose is also symptom of viral infection.
  5. Nasal Congestion
  6. Watery Eyes
  7. Red Eyes
  8. Sneezing
  9. Headaches
  10. Fatigue
  11. Body Aches and Muscle Pains
  12. Cough
  13. High fever


How Viral Fever Attacks The Body

When the virus enters the body, the virus starts multiplying itself to that level on which it can infect the body. During this incubation period, person may feel fatigue, body and muscle aches and malaise that can help to set the fever in the body. This fever may be of low intensity or high intensity and remittent. During the fever Inflammation of the pharynx, a running nose, headache, nasal congestion, redness of the eyes, cough, muscle and joint pains and a skin rash could bother you.

The fatigue and body pain could depend on the intensity of fever, and lymph glands may swell up. The illness is basically self-limited by the fatigue and cough may occur for a few weeks. Sometimes vomiting, pneumonia and diarrhea and swelling and pain in joints may occur in the initial stage of viral fever. Some viral fevers are also spread by the insects, for example, arbovirus a type of insect may cause a bleeding tendency, which results in bleeding from the skin and from other internal organs of the body and can later it can become fatal.


How to Prevent From Viral Fever

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Viral fevers are hard to prevent because they occur as epidemics of infection which depends on their mode of spread. Several vaccines have been tried to target the respiratory and gastrointestinal viruses but these are less successful because there are several sub-groups of viruses with the different forms of antigenicity, which cannot be cured by a single vaccine. Since most infections are mild in nature and self-limited and does not spread too much to others, So, we can recover it fully.



Treatment of Viral Fever

Many people take medicines on their own without the prescription of a doctor and sometimes take antibiotics when they feel an intermittent high fever with chills, which is a not a right way and few medicines can react negatively. Antibiotics are unable to kill viruses. They are used to kill harmful bacterias. Antibiotics, if taken unnecessarily can affect the stomach lining, kills the good gut bacteria, cause acidity and damages liver and kidneys. Treatment of viral fever is given below which will clear your doubts.

If the fever is severe, which is more than 103 F/40 C, and shown no signs of decrease in temperature of the body, You must consult your family doctor or pay a visit to a general practitioner and get yourself checked.


Treatment Of Viral Fever In Infants

For infants, especially who are younger than 28 days, may need to be admitted to the hospital for testing and treatment of fever. In infants, this fever can also indicate a serious infection that requires intravenous (IV) treatment and round-the-clock monitoring.

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Prescription medications in viral fever

Medication depends on the cause of the fever, the doctor may recommend an antibiotic, especially if there is a sign of a bacterial infection, such as strep throat or pneumonia.

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Antibiotics are not been proved very effective in treating viral infections, but there are various antiviral drugs which are used to treat certain types of viral infections. However, the best treatment for very minor illnesses caused by viruses is taking enough rest and eating plenty of fluids.



Home remedies for Viral Fever

If the symptoms of viral fever are recognized at an earlier stage, it can easily be treated by simple home remedies without taking any treatment or medication. Mostly Antibiotics used for the treatment of viral fevers. However, if diagnosed earlier, there is no need of taking antibiotics and can choose from several home remedies for the viral fever that are given below:

  1. Consume enough fluids but try to avoid milk. But if you have diarrhea, do not take fruit juices, salad and raw food.
  2. Consume raw onion and garlic. You can also use them in your cooking, The best option is to make the soup containing lots of garlic and onion.
  3. Soak Munakkas in water in the night and eat them in the morning.
  4. Mix honey, ginger juice, and fresh lemon juice together and drink this for at least two or three times a day.
  5. Make a mixture by mixing the juice of basil leaves (tulsi), ginger juice and honey and drink this mixture two times a day for treating the symptoms of a cough, fever and cold.
  6. Gargle with warm water and add a few pinches of salt in it to relieve a sore throat caused by viral fever.
  7. Chew raw Basil leaves as it gives too much relief from symptoms of viral.
  8. For diarrhea occurred due to viral fever in children, take a pinch of black pepper powder and mix it in tea and let the child have a few teaspoons of this.
  9. Warm the orange juice a little bit and drink this juice. This removes the harmful toxins out of the body and gives energy to the patient.
  10. Cook less spicy food at home and do not order food from the hotel or restaurant as it could result heavy to digest.
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These were the few home remedies for Viral Fever