When it is necessary to use a folk remedy to lower the temperature
It is believed that while the body temperature of the sick person is kept in the range of 38.5 ° C the lower it should not, at this temperature, no harm to the body, but the bacteria begin to die. However, if this trait is passed, the heat has to be down to man lost consciousness and his blood began to happen irreversible processes. High temperatures can lead to memory loss or weakening of concentration, provoke imbalance of metabolism.
But not all such patients can be given potent drugs. Young children, pregnant women and lactating mothers to reduce the high temperature should be checked using folk remedies, which include tea or jam as well as beverages prepared on the basis of some berries that have antipyretic effect.
The berries, which can reduce the temperature
Antipyretic effect is strawberries, which should be consumed after eating fresh or in jam with water or compote with lemon juice. If the strawberry is fresh, its amount should be limited to 50 grams.
Contraindications for the use of cranberry are diseases of the stomach and duodenum, because cranberry increases the acidity of gastric juice.
An excellent febrifuge remedy is cranberry. Fresh it is quite acidic and not all children will agree it is, but in the form of fruit and jams quite edible. Those who are not afraid of cranberry acidity, you should eat 2-3 tablespoons, crushed berries. In this form you can add them to tea or just drink water. In addition, based drinks cranberries and most berries have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, tonic and diuretic effects, just full of "ammunition" necessary to the patient struggling with the flu or other respiratory infection.
Raspberry is contraindicated if you are hypersensitive, it also cannot be used in cases of acute gastritis, gastric ulcer or duodenal ulcer, because it has a lot of fiber.
To lower the temperature using other berries – raspberries, it is a natural source of salicylic acid, therefore, traditional teas, infusions and raspberry jam was used for the treatment of colds as a potent antiseptic. But lately, doctors began to warn that drinking tea with raspberry jam, as well as milk with honey, and causes profuse perspiration. The temperature thus falls, but a lot of the excess water leaves through sweat. This may increase the risk that the remaining glucose will be a favorable environment for feeding colonies of bacteria in the internal organs, which can cause complication on the kidneys, pyelonephritis, and inflammation of the bladder.
Advice 2: What temperature should shoot down
High fever with colds and infectious diseases is a natural reaction of the body, activates the immune response, the body begins to fight the bacterial agent of their own. But in some cases, the toxins that are formed after the death of microorganisms, contribute to further temperature increase. Begins to worsen the condition, it is possible serious complications. This temperature should be lower.
High fever in infectious diseases allows the body to start the process for the synthesis of interferon, antibodies, aktiviziruyutsya leukocytes, in addition, hyperthermia itself is harmful for the organism, but because a high temperature is not necessary, and antipyretics should be administered only in special cases, when deterioration of health and extremely high temperatures.
Healthy children first year of life should give antipyretics only when the temperature was above 38.5 OS or when a significant deterioration. Premature babies, children with other diseases was previously diagnosed seizures, it is shown antipyretics at body temperature of 37.8 OS. Share the two types of fever: white and red. When the white fever, the child is pale, lethargic or the opposite, he is excited, extremities cold, breathing and heartbeat learning. This condition occurs due to spasm of blood vessels, the body is not able to "give" heat to the external environment. You need to RUB the child to normalize blood vessels and only then begin to lower the temperature. Be sure to take off the diaper, as it frequently leads to additional overheating. Next you need to wipe the baby with a damp sponge or cloth. Frequent wiping help keep his fever down without medicines. If the temperature remains above 38оС or higher 38оС in healthy children, it is necessary to give antipyretic and call a doctor.
In children of primary school age and lower temperature if it is above 38.5 OS, however, in immunocompromised children, children with developmental disabilities should be to bring down the temperature above 37.8 per OS. Adult critical mark when you need to give an antipyretic, is the temperature 39оС, over these values the temperature becomes unsafe for the body. It threatens disruption of the heart, and at temperatures above 41os most people begin irreversible changes in the brain. If there is muscle tension, severe headaches, heart pain, hallucinations, an urgent need to reduce the temperature. Thus, the dosage of medicinal substance should be minimal – a dramatic change in body temperature can lead to collapse and is unsafe.
Children first year of life should always call an ambulance immediately after the temperature rise, more older children to an ambulance call at deterioration, in other cases, the cause of pediatrician. Adults should consult a doctor if the temperature is not reduced within 3 days and treatment is ineffective. If you are not sure that the cold was the cause of the high temperature, it is better to call a doctor or ambulance, as the increased body temperature is observed in various diseases.