How to Reduce Temperature
High temperature is always a serious cause of concern, especially when it appears against the background of a disease in young children. In this case, we try to lower the temperature using various means.
More often, the fever occurs in children than in adults. This is because their immune system is not yet fully formed. It is in the process of development, so it can not always with full force reflect the blows inflicted by bacteria and viruses on the growing body of the child.
It is believed that an adult or child has a fever in the case when the body temperature exceeds 37.5 degrees. The rise in temperature is the response of the human body to the ingress of various viruses, bacteria and other microorganisms when, in response to their introduction, the body is unable to produce enough antibodies to neutralize them.
Due to the rise in temperature in the human body, an environment extremely unfavorable for these microorganisms is created. Defeated bacteria and viruses are taken out together with sweat.
Therefore, the temperature should be taken as a signal of the development of the disease, a sign that the person needs treatment. Particular care must be taken if the temperature is accompanied by symptoms such as diarrhea, convulsions, respiratory disorders.
Most people use the help of analgesics and antipyretic agents when the temperature rises. It should be borne in mind that the abuse of such drugs can lead to negative consequences for human health .
Many of them have side effects. In some people, the response to taking such drugs is very fast.
How to cope with the heat?
If the patient is suspected of fever, the first thing to do is measure the temperature. In the future, it is necessary to regularly check the body temperature and record observations.
If the temperature is less than 40 degrees, a person needs rest and copious drinking . Sooner or later the heat causes profuse sweating, as a result of which toxins begin to leave the patient’s body. When this happens, the patient needs to change his underwear to avoid further contact with contaminated clothing.
In case the temperature exceeds 40 degrees, urgent measures should be taken to reduce it and call a doctor . If it is a sick child under three months, the critical temperature is 39.5.
Home remedies that help reduce the temperature
There are natural remedies that can save the sick from the heat. Their use at high temperature is a simple and effective solution.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
This plant has long been used by man as an antipyretic agent. Yarrow allows you to lower body temperature .
But its useful properties do not end there: it helps to normalize digestionand cope with parasites and bacteria. In the latter case, it is recommended to use a mixture of yarrow with mint and elderberry.
How will the bow help to cope with the heat? To do this, the bulb should be cut into circles and attached to bare feet, and on top to put on socks. An onion pack should be aged for half an hour.
If it is a child, the onion should be applied to the feet of the baby for a shorter time.
Another good tool that allows you to normalize body temperature. To do this, bring to a boil 1 glass of water (250 ml.), Add 25 grams of fresh sage, 5 grams of honey and 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, cool a little and drink 2-3 times a day.
Potato has anti-inflammatory properties and contains enzymes that can reduce the temperature of the human body.
In order to save the patient from the heat, you need to grind the cold potato, cutting it into small pieces. After this, the potatoes are applied to the forehead of a sick person and left for 10-15 minutes.
To drink a lot of water
It does not matter which of the following means you will use to reduce the temperature, in any case, the patient must drink plenty of water.
When we have a fever, our body quickly loses fluid. In order to prevent dehydration, it is recommended to drink plenty of water, and if possible, natural juices, broths and broths.
Lemon and barley zest
This recipe will help to compensate for the loss of fluid as a result of profuse sweating caused by high fever.
How to make such a drink? It’s quite simple. Pour 1 liter of water into a saucepan and bring it to a boil. When the water boils, add 1 lemon zest and 2 tablespoons barley. The broth should be infused for 12 hours, after which it can be drunk.