A fever is a very common symptom of a bacterial or viral infection or a state of inflammation in the body. It is your body’s early warning system telling you that something is wrong. Fevers play a key role in fighting off infection so the question is “Should you treat a fever or let it run its course?”

If you have a fever of up to 102F (38.9 C) and are 18 years of age or older, then it is generally okay to let the fever run its course and do its job of fighting of the pathogen. Remember to get plenty to rest and drink plenty of fluids. If you have a severe headache, stiff neck, shortness of breath or other unusual symptoms, you may want to call Telehealth at +1 866-797-0000 and follow the latest protocol for dealing with Covid-19.

How to Be Comfortable nd Let A Fever Run Its Course

If you are healthy with no preexisting condition that would lower your immune system then let the fever run its course. Your body can self-regulate itself, literally making the temperature of your body too hot for virus or bacteria to handle. However, this does not mean that you should be incredibly uncomfortable while experiencing the fever.

Get into bed and rest. Even if you feel awake or agitated you must try to doze off to give your body a chance to repair and renew itself.

Drink plenty of fluids. It is important to regulate your body temperature by drinking plenty of liquids. These include water, coconut water, herbal tea, bone broth and homemade soup.

Place a cold damp washcloth on your forehead and the back of your neck. This may help dispel that disoriented, dizzy, feverish feeling but not actually lower your temperature.

Take a bath in lukewarm water. The bath should help to bring your body temperature down. Do not shock your body by taking a bath or shower that is too cold or the blood may rush back into your internal organs to try and keep them warm.

Give yourself a sponge bath. Sponging your armpits and groin with cool water can help reduce your temperature as the water evaporates. This is preferable if you feel too weak or disoriented to run a bath.

Drink a cup of hot ginger tea. You can make it from dried or steep a half-teaspoon of minced ginger root in 1 cup of just-boiled water. Strain and then drink. If you like you can also add a bit of honey and lemon to the mix. This tea is delicious, even when it is drunk cold.

Try the wet-sock treatment. First, warm your feet in hot water. Then soak a thin pair of cotton socks in cold water, wring them out and slip them on. Put a pair of dry wool socks over the wet ones. This eases a fever by drawing blood to the feet, which stimulates your circulation.

Keep in mind that the above advice may not necessarily treat the cause of the fever, and it is meant to make you more comfortable while you “wait it out.” However, do not put up with a fever that lasts more than three days under any circumstances; call Telehealth at +1 866-797-0000

Feel free to contact us here at our Toronto Office at (416)-656- 8100. We also have an office in Pickering, Ontario at (905)-427-0057. You can also email us at info@pinewoodhealth.ca and we would be happy to answer any question that you have about our health and anti-aging services. On the Pinewood Natural Healthcare Centre website, you will find natural solutions.

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