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Treat Your Fever And Fatigue With Home Remedies

Updated on July 21, 2015

Fever

In fever your body temperature raised above normal temperature of 37C. Its most likely result from a viral illness like flue, urinary infection or throat. It can also be due to other diseases like sunburn or reaction to other drugs. In fever you will first feel warm but if your temperature goes on rising then you will feel chilled and shivery. See your doctor straight away if you feel week or temperature is above 39.4C.

What Can You Do Yourself:

  1. Rest as much as you can and don't go to work.
  2. Take a painkiller like paracetmol.
  3. Avoid Caffeinated drinks.
  4. Drink at least 8 glass of fluid.
  5. Wear light clothes
  6. Keep cool and use electric fan in hot weather.
  7. If you feel shivery don't try to warm yourself, just take a sheet.
  8. Use digital thermometer to check your temperature.

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Feeling Dizzy Or Faint

Dizzy spells are common problems. It could be due to low blood sugar or due to excess of drink. It could be due to some shock or panic attack. An occasional attack is nothing to worry about but sometime it could be due to some underlying condition or cause of some specific drugs. Make an appointment to see your doctor if you are taking some specific drugs like steroids or anything for blood pressure.

What Can You Do Yourself:

  1. If you have ate long ago then eat something sugary but not containing artificial sweetener.
  2. Don't drive or work on machines.
  3. Do not drink caffeinated drinks like cola or tea.
  4. Keep your head down and get up slowly.
  5. Have a dialogue with yourself, it will make you feel better.
  6. If you are inside, try getting out to get some fresh air.


Feeling Tired

Everyone feel tired at some point but a good night sleep should solve the problem. But sometimes it drags on few days and makes your life stressed. An unhealthy diet or lack of exercise could be a cause of it but sometimes it could be due to underlying conditions such as anemia or thyroid problems. See your doctor asap if you are sleeping well and still not feeling better or if you are feeling tired with no apparent reason.

What Can You Do Yourself:

  1. Get enough sleep each night.
  2. Never miss breakfast, add cereal and fresh vegetables in it.
  3. Avoid fatty foods like cheese,sugar, salt, eggs and red meat.
  4. Exercise regularly and spend sometime in fresh air.
  5. Try deep breathing and relaxation exercises.
  6. Check your weight that you are not over weight or too thin.



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Practical Tips

Stop working at least an hour before bedtime and read a book.

Keep your bedroom dark and not too cold not too warm.

If you can't sleep in 30 minutes then get up and go to another room. Read a book, don't watch tv.

Difficulty In Sleeping

Many people feel difficulty in sleeping. Adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep average but older people need less like 5 to 6 hours. An occasional sleepless night won't do much harm but consistent sleep disturbances may leave you irritable, tired and unable to concentrate. Physical symptoms like hot flushes, night sweats and pain could be a reason. If its happening due to a medicine then you should see your doctor asap.

What Can You Do Yourself:

  1. Don't take napes during day time.
  2. Sleep and wake up on same time every day.
  3. Try a herbal remedy that promotes sleep.
  4. Don't eat heavy or rich meal less than 3 hours before you go to bed.
  5. Before bedtime soak yourself in warm bath of lavender oil.

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Feeling Depressed

Most people occasionally feel depressed specially in morning. You can feel tear full, low in energy and lack in confidence. It makes hard to concentrate on daily life things and to make decisions. Depression is often a cause of a life event or could be without cause. Lack of sunlight could be one of reason in winter.

What Can You Do Yourself:

  1. If you have problems tackle one at a time.
  2. Set a daily goal like to go for a walk every day.
  3. If you have negative thoughts watch a good movie or read a good book.
  4. Talk to a friend or relative, it will ease you a bit.
  5. Try to avoid stress and don't make important decisions in state of depression.
  6. Eat regularly even if you not feel like it, add vegetables in your meal.
  7. Stop recreational drugs like ecstasy.
  8. If you regularly depressed in winter, you may benefit from light treatment.


Excessive Sweating

Everyone sweats when doing exercise or in hot weather but some people sweat too much. It is common in adolescence but can continue through out life. It can cause odour and effect social relationships.It does occur in women near menopause but sometime over active thyroid gland could be a reason.

What Can You Do Yourself:

  1. Bath at least once daily in warm water not in hot.
  2. Wear clean clothes everyday specially underwear.
  3. Use an antiperspirant combined with a deodorant.
  4. Choose natural fabric like cotton a wear loose cloth.
  5. Drink at least 8 glass of water to replace body fluid.
  6. Avoid spicy foods specially onion and garlic.

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