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Suffering from high fever and chills. What treatment should be done?

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First Aid for Fever and Chills, under blankets, temp. 102
Posted Sat, 6 Oct 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Hema Yadav 1 hour later
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As you might know fever with chills is often an indication of an underlying infection either bacterial or malarial or high fever temporarily however a thorough evaluation and management by your doctor is a must for it's cure.

1. Drink Plenty of Fluids.It is essential to drink plenty of water, so that you never get dehydrated, especially in case of high fever. Botanical tea is also recommended. There are various vitamins and minerals in vegetable and fruit juices that will help your body during high fever. Beet or carrot juice is, especially, recommended in fever.
2.Bathing with cool water is one of the simplest remedies. Always bathe in mildly cold or lukewarm water. You can add some ginger oil to the bath for added benefit.
3.Application of a cool wet cloth on the forehead is the first aid remedy to reduce fever fast.
4. If fever persists please take an antipyretic as per prescription by your doctor . Medication commonly prescribed to decrease elevated temperature in adults are acetaminophen and ibuprofen. These prescription drugs have to be administered as one tablet every 6-8 hours to reduce the fever
5. Do not bundle up yourself in blankets if the temperature rises above 103 as this could further increase body temperature .
Although fever is a sign that the body is fighting infection, in case it is accompanied with symptoms like problem in breathing, a stiff neck, confusion, irritability and vomiting it could be an indication of some serious disease. In case the fever does not subside after 3 days, and continues for more than 5 days, it is necessary to call a doctor and seek medical help.
As of now I would recommend you to take an antipyretic , enough rest and plenty of water for a faster recovery.
Hope I have answered your query .
Kindly accept my answer in case you have no further queries.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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