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Natural Ways to Reduce Fever

Posted on October 29, 2018 by Chad Pegura | 76 comments

Natural ways to Reduce Fever

Whether it is you or your child, you never want to pull the thermometer from the mouth and see a high reading. Although fevers are your body’s way of helping fight whatever infection you may have and will help you recover faster, it can be despairing, and you may look for other ways to find relief.

Traditional medicine may give you side effects that leave you feeling dizzy or sleepy and often contain ingredients you are unsure of. It’s good to know there are other natural and viable ways you can try to help to reduce fever without worrying about any adverse reactions to traditional medication.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a staple in most pantries and has been used for decades as a natural way to treat a variety of different ailments, including fevers. To help with a fever, prepare a bowl of water with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, use a washcloth and place it on you or your child’s forehead or even stomach area. You can also add half a cup of this mixture to a nice warm bath if you prefer.

Warm Bath

Many people think taking a cold bath will help reduce fever by bringing down your body temperature. This is false. Getting into a cold bath when you have a fever can actually shock your body and may cause the fever to rise even higher. Therefore, a warm bath is always recommended.

Natural ways to Reduce Fever

Essential Oils

Essential oils are great to have handy in your arsenal and having them around for a fever is no exception. Essential oils are a good way to help reduce a fever and begin to moderate body temperature. Peppermint, ginger, and cinnamon are often used for fevers due to the properties they possess to help with the circulatory system. They can cause you to sweat which will help better disperse your body heat.

Herbs

Several herbs can be a help play a role in reducing a fever. Elderberry can strengthen your immune system. While Echinacea and lemon balm are popular go-to’s for fever, and can also help fight off infection.

Watch Your Diet

When you have a fever, food is probably one of the furthest things from your mind, so this probably goes without saying. When you have a fever, it is important to eat lightly and if you really don’t have an appetite, then don’t force yourself to eat. You want your body to focus on combatting the infection you have, rather than focusing on digesting a large meal.

In addition to all these natural ways available to help reduce a fever, you will also want to make sure that you drink plenty of liquids such as water and tea so that you can stay hydrated.

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25 Responses

Chris Coblentz
Chris Coblentz

November 06, 2018

Great info! Thanks for sharing!

Norma Perez
Norma Perez

November 06, 2018

Interesting, I like this post

Alexander  Ptashnik-Thompson
Alexander Ptashnik-Thompson

November 06, 2018

Same here… Thanks for the tip on using apple cider vinegar. I have learned something new today.

Stephanie Grant
Stephanie Grant

November 05, 2018

Very interesting information, I never knew about the apple cider.

Jeanne Coulombe
Jeanne Coulombe

November 05, 2018

I never knew apple cider vinegar helps bring down a fever and putting it in your bath. Great info thanks for sharing.

Lisa
Lisa

November 05, 2018

Nice and useful article

Cassandra D
Cassandra D

November 05, 2018

Yes, I use the essential oils. Thank you for the information.

Shawna
Shawna

November 05, 2018

This is really great information. I hate taking medicine because of the side effects. I will definitely be trying out these natural ways to reduce fever the next time I get a fever. I especially like the info on using essential oils to help reduce a fever.

Xia Lee
Xia Lee

November 05, 2018

Interesting

Leland Lee
Leland Lee

November 05, 2018

Very interesting info

Amy Marshall
Amy Marshall

November 05, 2018

Wow, some of these tips! Some of them I had no idea could help reduce fever, like a warm bath. Thanks for sharing these!

Nena Sinclair
Nena Sinclair

November 05, 2018

This is wonderful and helpful information! I much prefer to use natural methods than use medication from a bottle.

Juan Carlos Salvador
Juan Carlos Salvador

November 05, 2018

Very nice information about how to reduce fever using natural ways!

Victoria Sparrow
Victoria Sparrow

November 05, 2018

I make a Witches’ Brew around this time of year. Perfect for colds. I add some crushed garlic, ginger, fresh lemon, and spices (mainly for taste – I like a bit of heat from chilli in there) and add to a jar of honey about 3/4 full. Leave out to ferment and when it’s been bubbling a couple of days, I pop it in the fridge until I start to feel a bit ill. It’s a great source of vitamin C and cold battling goodies. A spoonful in a mug of warm water each morning is good for avoiding colds too.

paula cheadle
paula cheadle

November 05, 2018

learnt some new things

Jeanette Leighton
Jeanette Leighton

November 05, 2018

Great info it would be nice to have an alternative to paracetamol

carmen
carmen

November 05, 2018

great info!

stephanie mellott
stephanie mellott

November 04, 2018

Awesome post some of these i didn’t know about.

The JEST.er
The JEST.er

November 04, 2018

Good to know, but it could use expanding the essential oils section with information on how to use each one to help to reduce a fever.

Betty S
Betty S

November 04, 2018

What a great article going to put these to good use, need to stay healthy this winter

Karli K
Karli K

November 04, 2018

I love avocados and my favourite way to reduce fever naturally is with tea and honey.

Leah Ann Crussell
Leah Ann Crussell

November 04, 2018

It is nice to learn about this additional use of Peppermint essential oil, which I always keep on hand!

Scotty
Scotty

November 04, 2018

Thanks for branching your articles out beyond essential oils. Don’t get me wrong the EO info was very good but now I learned yet another use for apple cider vinegar!

Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner

November 04, 2018

Thank you for these suggestions. I didn’t know that a warm bath would help to reduce fever.

Irene mctaggart
Irene mctaggart

November 04, 2018

Great post.

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