The normal or average temperature of the body is 37°C or 98.7°F. If in any condition, the body temperature rises the normal level, the person is said to have “Fever” or Pyrexia. In this condition, the person feels severe chills, tired and low. Fever can affect the general wellness of any person of any age and gender.
Fever mainly results due to the response of the body’s immune system due to a foreign invader. This invader could be any bacteria, viruses, fungi, toxins or any form of the drug. These foreign-invaders are termed as fever-producing elements popularly known as “Pyrogens”.
Fevers are categorized as a non-serious-medical condition. If the body temperature is around 37 to 39°C, it has nothing to worry about. A little problem arises when the temperature rises above 39°C or higher. The hypothalamus in the brain is responsible to regulate fever. Moreover, it acts as a thermostat for the body to maintain the temperature.
How can a person know about his increased body temperature?
If a person wants to know his exact body temperature when he is in a fever, he can take the help of a digital thermometer. It is the best way to know the exact body temperature. A digital thermometer can be easily placed under the tongue, axillary (under the armpit), etc.
Signs and symptoms of fever: –
- Loss of appetite
- Loss of taste
- General weakness
- Muscle ache
- Shivering with chills
- Lethargy and depression
- Problem in concentrating
- Throbbing headaches
- Increased body temperature
- Body ache
A fever may be due to various factors: –
fever may be due to various factors, some of them include a viral or bacterial infection, due to dehydration, some medicines, exertion due to heat, due to various immunization, various forms of malignancies, withdrawal of liquor, excessive exposure of the sun(UV rays).
Ayurvedic treatment for fever: –
Nothing could be as better as Ayurvedic treatment for fever. The natural herbs help to cure the symptoms and even strengthens the immune system. Ambic Ayurved has an effective treatment Adijay syrup which helps to combat infections and helps to regulate body temperature. Giloy, Tulsi Patr, Devdaaru, Jarakush in this syrup is enriched with the antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory property which helps to combat various forms of chronic fever. Apart from fever, it helps to cure various other body infections, chronic fever, and liver disorders.