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Fièvre : 4 conseils simples pour faire baisser la température

Fever: 4 simple tips to lower the temperature

Chills, fatigue, general discomfort... Maybe you have a fever! But why does it appear? Is it dangerous? How to reduce it naturally? How reduce flu symptoms with natural remedies ? We tell you everything in this article…

What is fever?

First of all, you should know that fever is a normal reaction of our body to external aggression. It therefore aims to help us heal! Indeed, a temporary increase in our body temperature would allow our white blood cells, which protect our body, to be more effective. Fortunately, Homeopathic remedies exist to reduce flu symptoms .

During an episode of fever, our temperature rises above 38°. This automatic reaction always occurs following an infection. The causes are numerous but, among the most common, we can cite:

  • Influenza
  • Respiratory and ENT infections (otitis, sinusitis, etc.)
  • A cold
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Urinary infections

In young children, fever can also occur during teething.

How to recognize fever?

It is rather simple to recognize an episode of fever. The most common symptoms are as follows:

  • Body temperature above 38°
  • Headache
  • General feeling of weakness
  • Hot flashes
  • Sweats
  • Loss of appetite
  • Chills

In children, you may also notice a gloomy mood, a lack of enthusiasm or a state of drowsiness.

When should you consult a doctor?

Fever itself is not an illness, but a response of our body to an infection. If the episode of fever is mild and does not last, it may therefore be beneficial to let your body do its work, without trying to lower the temperature or give a boost with natural products .

However, if your temperature rises above 39°, lasts more than 3 days or is accompanied by a feeling of confusion or excessive fatigue, go to your doctor immediately.

If a fever occurs in an infant under 3 months of age, it is absolutely mandatory to take them to the emergency room immediately.

For older children, do not hesitate to consult a doctor quickly if the fever is accompanied by unusual symptoms. Also check if any signs of the illness that caused this fever are apparent.

Our 4 simple tips to reduce fever

To reduce fever, water should be given regularly and in small quantities to hydrate the patient. Another solution to reduce fever is to pass a glove of cold water on the back of the neck and forehead, or even on the body. This technique allows the body to cool by evaporation of water.

Treating fever with medication is therefore not necessarily necessary. However, some natural tips help soothe flu symptoms and get back into shape more quickly:

1 – Cool your body

In case of fever, it is advisable to undress and avoid blankets or anything that can increase the temperature. Wear light, airy clothing, and try to lower the temperature in your home.

You can also apply cloths dampened with cold water to the forehead and neck.

2 – Drink a lot

To compensate for water loss caused by sweating, it is necessary to hydrate sufficiently. Water, herbal teas, broths, fruit juices… Drink throughout the day.

Do not hesitate to prepare infusions with plants known for their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory actions, such as thyme, willow or linden.

3 – Opt for natural remedies

Homeopathy is your ally to reduce fever naturally and soothe the symptoms associated with it. For 24/7 action, you can use Homeocoksinum . A day and night range but also with a duo dedicated to children aged 0 to 9 .

4 – Rest

If you have a fever, stay home and do not exert yourself. This will help your body regain strength.

By applying these 4 tips during your next episode of fever, you will help your body recover and soothe unpleasant symptoms, naturally.