Fever is a condition that is familiar to both adults and children. But many categories of patients (allergy sufferers, pregnant women, small children) are not suitable for antipyretic drugs. In addition, there are situations when they are not at home, and there is no one to send them to the pharmacy for them. Opponents of pharmacy "chemistry" know well how to bring down the temperature without drugs. Borrow a few secrets from them.
Wiping and cold compress - what will the thermometer show?
One of the most proven ways to bring down the temperature without medication is wiping. Such a simple procedure will surely reduce the temperature by a few tenths of a degree. This method is suitable for children and adults, the only difference is what formulations to use for rubbing.
To perform the procedure, the patient must be undressed. Moisten a cotton towel or sponge in cool water, gently squeeze and wipe the entire body (except the face and genitals) so that there are liquid drops on the skin.
To improve the efficiency of rubdowns, you can use alcohol solutions, vinegar. For the preparation of the first should take vodka or alcohol and mix them with water in the same proportions.
How to bring down the temperature of vinegar and what to take? You can use the usual or apple. Prepare the solution elementary: in 500 g of water pour 1 tbsp. l vinegar.
For children, clean water will do. Their skin is more sensitive, so alcohol or vinegar can cause allergies and even burns. Moreover, at a temperature the body of the child and so suffers from toxins, so you should not aggravate the situation with vinegar rubbing.
A good result is the application of a cold compress. For it should take the ice, wrap a clean cloth or plastic. Apply to the temples, forehead, back of the head, as well as to the places where large vessels pass: popliteal fossae, inguinal folds, armpits. The duration of the procedure is no more than 5 minutes. You can repeat it in 10-15 minutes.
A small child is unlikely to withstand ice compresses. It is better for him to use this method: wet socks and put them on legs, put dry socks on top. Remove after they become warm.
Special drinking regime - a method that helps everyone
To defeat the temperature, it is necessary to free the body from toxins as soon as possible. It is for this purpose that you should drink plenty of liquid at room temperature when you have a fever. Both children and adults can be given tea with lemon, cranberry juice, orange juice, mineral water, fruit compotes. For tea you can give currant or raspberry jam, as well as gooseberry jam.
Since a child has plenty of drink can cause vomiting, it is necessary to give it in a spoon, but often - 3 sips at 5-minute intervals.
Cool from the inside - enema to relieve fever
Effective "folk" antipyretic - enema. This is one of the most effective alternative ways of how to reduce the temperature of a child without drugs (even if she has reached high levels and lasts long enough).
Small and large patients with cool water enema. Its temperature should be within 15-20˚С. If these parameters are exceeded, water will simply be sucked into the intestinal walls and will not have any effect on the temperature. Too cold water can cause shock.
According to experts in traditional medicine, a good effect gives an enema for Oganyan. For children, it is prepared as follows: dissolve ½ tsp. soda and 1 tsp. salt in 1 liter of water (with a temperature of 25).
For adults, you can also make such a solution for antipyretic enema: dissolve 1 tsp in 100 ml of water. beet juice and 2 tsp. salt.
Enema acts fairly quickly and qualitatively reduces the temperature. But, if the child strongly resists such a procedure, you still have to abandon it. It should be aware of the volume used for different ages. For a newborn enough 30 ml; for an infant up to 6 months - 50 ml; for a baby from 6 months to 1 year - 100 ml, up to 3 years - 200 ml, up to 6 - 300 ml, from 6 to 14 years - 500 ml. From adolescence used enema volume of 1.5 ml.
Can infusions compete with paracetamol?
How to bring down the temperature of folk remedies from the "green" pharmacy? To reduce the heat and alleviate the state of fever, you can use homemade decoctions.
- Take the same amount of linden flowers, mint leaves and elderberry. Pour boiling water: 1 tbsp. l grass collection take 2 tbsp. l water. Boil for 10 minutes. Insist 30 minutes. Strain. Drink hot on an empty stomach.
- A good diaphoretic effect will provide a decoction made from lime blossom, oregano, birch buds and calendula. The recipe of its preparation: 2 tbsp. l plant materials pour 1 tbsp. boiling water. Steamed in a thermos for 2 hours. Use 2-3 tsp. 3 times a day.
The strongest natural antipyretic is honey. It is enough to put a spoonful of honey in lime tea, so that the patient feels relieved. The product not only has a diaphoretic effect, but also strengthens the immune system and has antibacterial activity.
Although these are natural medicines, they should be treated with great care, as they all can cause allergies. Therefore, if you have never had to give your child linden, honey and even raspberries, then during an illness it is better not to check their effect.
The correct mode for hyperthermia
To the body quickly dealt with the infection, it should help. Both children and adults should go to bed at high temperatures. Decreased activity will cause the body to produce less heat.
It is useful to limit food intake. Some parents worry that the child does not eat at high temperatures. In fact, reducing the load on the digestive system also contributes to the natural decrease in temperature.
And, of course, it is useless to fight the heat and at the same time to put on warm clothes and cover yourself with a blanket.
With the help of folk recipes, it is possible to reduce fever caused by a cold or a viral infection without medication. But this will have to make an effort and abandon some stereotypes. But, if there is a suspicion of a serious disease, it is still better to find out from a doctor how expedient it is to refuse drugs.