Basic information of children's fever and it's home remedies .

 Fever in children 

It is very common for children to have a fever and so when your child has a fever the parents are in a dilemma whether to take him to the doctor or treat him at home. To make the right decision, it is important to understand the cause of the fever.

Fever is a self-defense mechanism used to fight infection. At high temperatures, the body produces white blood cells that protect the body from infection. It also stops the growth and development of viruses. Importantly, reducing fever means disrupting the body's natural immune system.

The reason behind the fever in children
many parents worry that their children have a fever, and then they start treating it all to reduce it. However, temperature measurements are not a cause for concern.

As a parent, you need to make sure your child is feeling well. If your child has a fever and is active, you do not need to intervene. However, the intake of food and fluids and the nature of its urination must be monitored. If this is normal, there is no need to panic and take the opinion of a pediatrician.

Just keep an eye on the child’s improvement and monitor the changes. However, if your child feels unwell and the fever exceeds 104 degrees or lasts for two days in a row, consult your doctor immediately.

Choosing natural remedies for fever helps to boost your body's immunity. Medications are foreign substances to the body that must be metabolized.

Furthermore, medications are commonly given to reduce fever. These drugs can damage the liver and if taken regularly can cause other harmful effects such as asthma or internal bleeding.

Contact your pediatrician immediately if the natural way to reduce the fever fails or in the following situations.
1) If the child is a small infant and has a fever of 100.4 degrees or more.
2) If the child's immune system is weakened due to another problem like chemotherapy.
3) If the child's fever lasts for two to three days in a row without any of the cough, cold, or pain.
4) If the child has difficulty breathing due to fever.

14 home remedies to treat children's fever

If you wake up at night and your child's forehead feels hot, don't panic. Take a deep breath and perform the following analysis:
1) If your baby has a cold, it may cause a fever.
2) Your child may have a fever after vaccination.
3) Many babies have a fever when they have teeth.

Here are some effective remedies for children's fever, taken directly from grandma's bag!
1. Onions

If you are Indian, your mother or grandmother must have told you about the medicinal properties of onion. Onion helps in lowering body temperature and also reduces pain. For this, just chop the whole onion and put 2 to 3 pieces on your child's feet for a few minutes. This procedure can be done twice a day to reduce fever.

2. Ginger
Ginger has the ability to destroy the toxins that cause fever. Ginger helps the body to sweat. It also helps to remove body heat and toxins.
1) Put 2 teaspoons of ginger powder in a bathtub filled with hot water.
2) Add the powder and stir well.

You can give your sick child a warm “ginger bath”.
This reduces body heat and releases toxins. Ginger is an effective home remedy for childhood fever. When bathing, take care of your child's eyes.

3. Chamomile Tea
This is a good remedy for fever. Boil water for a minute and add chamomile leaves, honey and give your child as many drops twice a day as he takes. Some kids don't like the taste of it.

4. Honey and lemon juice
Vitamin C in lemon strengthens your body's immune system. Honey nourishes our body. The combination of the two is effective in reducing fever.

A)Mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix well and give to your baby. His fever will definitely go down.

5. Mustard oil with garlic
You may have heard that mustard oil and garlic effectively reduce fever. This is indeed true. Also, it reduces body pain and helps remove toxins through sweat.
A) Heat only 2 tbsp mustard oil and add 1 tbsp garlic paste.
Leave the mixture for 2 minutes.
Apply this mixture to your child's chest, legs, palms, back, and neck before bed.

6. Egg white mayonnaise
Take 3 tablespoons of egg whites and beat well in a small bowl.
Soak a clean piece of cloth in it for a while.
Then put the cloth on the child's feet and keep it well for an hour.
This will lower your baby's body temperature. You can repeat this procedure to reduce fever effectively.

7. Raisins
Due to its antioxidant and antibiotic properties, raisins effectively reduce fever.
A)You can soak about 25 raisins in 1/2 cup of water for one hour.
When the raisins are soft, crush them a little, remove the water.
Pour half a lemon juice into it, and give this mixture to the baby twice a day. Doing so will help reduce the fever.

Home remedies for viral fever
Viral fever is an infection caused by a change in the air. And it can be taken care of at home. There are some home remedies for viral fever for young children.

1. Coriander
The phytonutrients and vitamins in coriander seeds help boost the body's immune system. These effectively protect your child from viral fever.

A)Add a little coriander in boiling water. Strain when cool, add a little sugar and milk, and give it to your child. Giving this drink will help reduce fever.

2. Fennel
Dill contains monoterpenes and flavonoids. Which acts as an antibiotic against viral fever by effectively lowering body temperature. You can prepare this extract and give it to your child to reduce the fever.

3. Basil leaves
Basil leaves have antibiotic as well as antiseptic properties. Basil has long been used as a remedy for viral fever.

A)Boil about 20 basil leaves in a liter of water, and add half a teaspoon of clove powder.
B)Bake until the mixture is half. Feed it to your child every 2 hours after it cools down. Doing so helps reduce fever.

4. Rice porridge
Helps to strengthen the body's immune system. It increases the amount of urine which helps in expelling toxins from the body. You can use rice porridge to effectively reduce viral fever.

5. Fenugreek seeds
Fenugreek seeds contain alkaloids, saponins, and diosgenin. Which has enormous medicinal values. They can effectively reduce viral infections.
A)Soak fenugreek seeds overnight, and strain the water in the morning. Keep giving your child that little bit of water. This reduces fever.

6. Coconut oil
Coconut oil has antibiotic properties. You can give it to your child in small portions.

7. Cod liver oil
Taking it helps to boost the body's immunity. Giving regularly will prevent your child from contracting infectious diseases caused by climate change.

Some remedies to reduce fever naturally
Here are some tips to help you reduce fever naturally.

1. Sponge bath or lukewarm water bath
For newborns, warm sponge baths and for older children, bathing in warm water in the tub can be really soothing when there is a fever. Bathing in lukewarm water helps control body temperature. Avoid bathing in cold water when you have a fever. Coldwater fills the hips and raises the body temperature further.

2. Use the fan properly
If your child has a fever, you can turn off the fan, believing in old ideas. Keep your child in a room. Make sure the room is well ventilated and warm. You can use a fan to keep the air moving. Just keep the fan low, so that your child does not get cold.

3. Feed your child at regular intervals

When there is a fever, the body needs more vitamins A, B, C, calcium, sodium, and iron. The recommended diet is a high-calorie, high-protein, low-fat, and high-liquid diet.

Give your child chicken soup with vegetables. Doing so increases the number of white blood cells that fight the infection.
Make sure you are giving your child easily digestible food. Initially feed him every two hours and when he feels better, feed him every four hours.

Do not force your child to eat. Spicy, fatty foods should be avoided as they are difficult to digest. Choose foods such as pulses, eggs, fried fish, cereals, boiled vegetables, and nuts. Mashed bananas and boiled potatoes are the perfect choices for a small baby. Khichdi made with lentils is also a great option.

4. Keep your baby tidy

In addition to soups and solids, fluid intake in the form of water and juice is important. Fluids such as fruit juice, glucose water, milk, coconut water, buttermilk increase energy and help in quick recovery.

If your baby is bottle-fed, increase the frequency of breastfeeding. Decreased fluid levels in the body will be replenished. In this case, the newborn needs 30 ml more fluid each time. Year old child needs 90 ml more fluid.

If in doubt, consult your doctor. ORS (oral rehydration solution) also helps to replenish fluid levels.

5. Choose light floral clothing

Children should wear light clothing to reduce body heat when they have a fever. Many layers of clothing cause fever. Use a blanket if the child has a cold.

6. Stay at home
Do not expose your child to direct sunlight when they have a fever. Keep the child in a cool and shady place, especially in the house. It is better to avoid excessive contact in public places as a weak body is prone to infection.

7. Rest and sleep

Adequate rest and sleep can excite the child. During rest, energy from the body is used to replenish the body's waste rather than for other functions.
If your child likes to sleep, choose such actions. Which will cause minimal movement of the body.

Ex: solving puzzles, playing with favorite toys, painting. If you have time, tell them stories, watch videos together, or teach them to sing. Thus, with less movement, energy heals faster when used in the right place.

8. Drops of saline
Saline drops can be prepared by adding 1/4 teaspoon of salt to 230 ml of water. Stir until the salt is completely dissolved. Carefully insert 2 drops into each of your child's nostrils. Saline drops clear the nose and reduce fever. or you can yous a nose spray to clean the nose.

9. Stay away from smoking
Smoking weakens the body's immune system. With smoking, the body has to work harder to fight viruses and bacteria.
So it raises the body temperature. Therefore, keep your young child away from the passive smoking of cigarettes, nicotine, or other tobacco products.

10. Use cold water strips

The natural remedy for fever is to put a bandage of cold water on the forehead. Placing cold water bandages on the forehead can reduce fever in young children.

Add 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar in cold water. It is effective for removing heat from the body.
Mix all the above ingredients well.
Soak a clean cloth piece in the above mixture.
Drain off excess water and place it on your child’s forehead for a few minutes.

11. Steaming helps
If the fever is accompanied by a cold, it may help to remove the mucus responsible for the fever. Steam baths at home can be an effective treatment. Fill the hot water vaporizer and add a few drops of eucalyptus oil. Help your child evaporate. Inhaling warm and moist air helps to remove mucus and thus reduces fever.

Facing Febrile Seizures
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Children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years can have a high fever. In this fever, children sometimes roll their eyes and may vomit. It is also possible that the body may become stiff with them. This condition can last from a few seconds to 15 minutes which is generally considered to be very large. If this continues for more than 3 minutes, contact your pediatrician immediately. Stay close to your baby constantly. When vomiting, carefully turn his head to one side. Don't force-feed him, don't even take medicine.

So, try Indian home remedies for fever that don't cause any side effects. However, if you do not see any improvement or notice that the symptoms are getting worse, consult a doctor immediately.

Consult a doctor before treatment. In the present situation, this remedy is suitable for primary treatment, but if the fever is high must consult the nearest Doctor.  


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