Natural Ways to Reduce Fever

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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99 thoughts on “Natural Ways to Reduce Fever

  1. john says:

    Thank you..
    Take your temperature and assess your symptoms.
    Stay in bed and rest.
    Keep hydrated.
    Take over-the-counter medications like acetaminophen and ibuprofen to reduce fever.

  2. john says:

    Thank you..
    Take your temperature and assess your symptoms.
    Stay in bed and rest.
    Keep hydrated.
    Take over-the-counter medications like acetaminophen and ibuprofen to reduce fever.

  3. Jeanne Coulombe says:

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

  4. Jeanne Coulombe says:

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

  5. Shawna says:

    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.

  6. Shawna says:

    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.

  7. Amy Marshall says:

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

  8. Amy Marshall says:

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

  9. Victoria Sparrow says:

    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.

  10. Victoria Sparrow says:

    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.

  11. The JEST.er says:

    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.

  12. The JEST.er says:

    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.

  13. Scotty says:

    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!

  14. Scotty says:

    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!

  15. Michelle N. says:

    A fever, though uncomfortable, is actually healing. It is your body’s way of fighting off what ails you. A high fever though should be watched and lowered. These are all good ideas. Thank you for sharing.

  16. Michelle N. says:

    A fever, though uncomfortable, is actually healing. It is your body’s way of fighting off what ails you. A high fever though should be watched and lowered. These are all good ideas. Thank you for sharing.

  17. Kim Tanti says:

    My grandmother worked with all natural med. My mother is 95 and used them on our family. To reduce a fever we use a cloth dipped in water and alcohol and bath the body with it.

  18. Kim Tanti says:

    My grandmother worked with all natural med. My mother is 95 and used them on our family. To reduce a fever we use a cloth dipped in water and alcohol and bath the body with it.

  19. David Katz says:

    This is a great post! I am always looking for additional ways to use essential oils and the best oils to use for different purposes. Thanks for the informative article!

  20. David Katz says:

    This is a great post! I am always looking for additional ways to use essential oils and the best oils to use for different purposes. Thanks for the informative article!

  21. Valerie says:

    Very interesting info. Thanks for the article. When I start to have a fever, I use oregano essential oil and I put 2 drops in an empty capsule and I swallow the capsule with a warm thyme infusion. It really works!

  22. Valerie says:

    Very interesting info. Thanks for the article. When I start to have a fever, I use oregano essential oil and I put 2 drops in an empty capsule and I swallow the capsule with a warm thyme infusion. It really works!

  23. Michele McDonnell says:

    Good information. Thanks for sharing. When my son was little we always used a luke warm bath as that is what the hospital told us to do, wish I would’ve known about the other stuff I could’ve used. Again thank you.

  24. Michele McDonnell says:

    Good information. Thanks for sharing. When my son was little we always used a luke warm bath as that is what the hospital told us to do, wish I would’ve known about the other stuff I could’ve used. Again thank you.

  25. Elizabeth Boston says:

    Great tips! Whenever I start to feel under the weather I put hot sauce in all my food, increase vitamin C intake and take hot showers.
    Knock on wood It’s been a long time since I’ve been sick.

  26. Elizabeth Boston says:

    Great tips! Whenever I start to feel under the weather I put hot sauce in all my food, increase vitamin C intake and take hot showers.
    Knock on wood It’s been a long time since I’ve been sick.

  27. Brookie says:

    Thank you for your informative articles! While I always look for echinacea, elderberry, and lemon balm as ingredients in cough drops, I never thought to apply the same wisdom to fevers. Also, I love learning about the exact essential oils to have in our arsenal to combat fevers. Cinnamon, peppermint, and ginger are all awesome essential oils that I’ll be sure to pull out for any loved one with a fever this year. Great work!

  28. Brookie says:

    Thank you for your informative articles! While I always look for echinacea, elderberry, and lemon balm as ingredients in cough drops, I never thought to apply the same wisdom to fevers. Also, I love learning about the exact essential oils to have in our arsenal to combat fevers. Cinnamon, peppermint, and ginger are all awesome essential oils that I’ll be sure to pull out for any loved one with a fever this year. Great work!

  29. gloria patterson says:

    Since it is that time of the year good timing on this information. I did not know about the vinegar and the bath. This is very helpful

  30. gloria patterson says:

    Since it is that time of the year good timing on this information. I did not know about the vinegar and the bath. This is very helpful

  31. Angel Ehm says:

    I have been looking into more natural ways to treat colds and fevers. I would have assumed cold water was the correct treatment.That being said I usually began with warm then slowly added cooler water but never cold. So my instincts were correct. As a teen I woke up sick with a sore throat and within a minute went into violent convulsions. My temp was 108! In the midst of heavy snow & bitter cold my fever came down to a survivable 106 during the drive to emerg. Tonsillitis was the culprit, I am pretty sure cold water could have been fatal in that case. Thank you for the great information duly noted!

  32. Angel Ehm says:

    I have been looking into more natural ways to treat colds and fevers. I would have assumed cold water was the correct treatment.That being said I usually began with warm then slowly added cooler water but never cold. So my instincts were correct. As a teen I woke up sick with a sore throat and within a minute went into violent convulsions. My temp was 108! In the midst of heavy snow & bitter cold my fever came down to a survivable 106 during the drive to emerg. Tonsillitis was the culprit, I am pretty sure cold water could have been fatal in that case. Thank you for the great information duly noted!

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