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Looking treatment for mild fever

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i am having mild fever
Posted Tue, 26 Mar 2013 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 30 minutes later
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Fever is when temperature is 100 degree farenheit or more usually. Normal body temperature is usually 98.6 degree farenheit.
Usually mild fever with no other symptoms is seen due to viral fever which subsides on its own within a week or two unless it gets complicated.
If there is no associated sore throat or cold or signs of infection anywhere in the body then taking tylenol and a good supportive treatment will help in controlling the viral infection in 3-5 days.
Follow the supportive measures mentioned below to see beneficial response.
1. Cold sponges might be helpful to reduce the body temperature.
2. Have cold fluids orally in unlimited amounts (reason: good hydration replaces sweat and improves heat loss via skin).
3. Dress in 1 layer of light weight clothing and sleep with 1 light blanket (avoid bundling).
4. Drink boiled and properly filtered water.
5. Increase fluid intake – glucose water, soups, fresh juices, coconut water.
6. Diet must be planned judiciously to provide good dose of vitamins especially vitamin A and vitamin C as these are essential for the regenerative purpose.
7. High fluid and soft diet in small frequency is recommended.
8. Fatty, highly fibrous and very spicy foods should be avoided as they are hard to digest.
You might consult a doctor who can examine you and prescribe the proper antibiotics and supportive medications if the fever continues or there are chills and rigor.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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