How to treat fever at home
Many people worry when body temperature rises. However, fever is not an enemy or a disease: it is simply a symptomatic manifestation of the fact that the patient is fighting a problem that often is infectious. Let’s see how to treat fever at home.
Phase 1: The Rise of fever
This is the first phase of the fever forehead is hot, however, the skin is still cold. During this phase are common chills and have very cold feet.
Try to warm the body from the outside and from the inside. This can be done with a gradual warm bath, into the tub with water at a comfortable temperature and adding little by little to get a feel hot water heat. Leaving the bathroom is careful to avoid dizziness. Must be thoroughly dried and covered quickly.
Phase 2: Stabilization of fever
During this phase, the skin turns red and the body becomes hot and dry. The body quickens the pulse and respiratory rate. It is normal to feel a malaise accompanied by severe headache, dizziness or delusions.
During this phase, it is very important to drink fluids, such as water with lemon or apple juice. It is very important not to eat solid foods when the fever is very high.
If the temperature reaches 39 or 40 degrees, you must attenuate rapidly with cold compresses applied to the legs, arms, neck and forehead. Once all packs have been placed, will have to start all over again. This must be done as many times as necessary until you notice that he has been to lower the fever to take the patient’s temperature.
Phase 3: Decline and disappearance of fever
This phase begins when the patient begins to sweat. Sweat must absorb wet towels with warm water and well drained. It is also very important to drink hot soup to hydrate and rest. In cases where the patient is hungry, recommended foods are vegetable soups and creams cereal (such as rice pudding).
These are the 3 stages of fever and what to do in each. It is important that you know to treat fever and avoid major health problems.