Know about Viral Fever
How to Conceive, Getting Pregnant & Fertility
21 July 2017 Visits: 11133
 4.82 Vote(s) Share Tweet

Know about Viral Fever

Know about Viral Fever
Dr. Manish Shah
Written by

Dr. Manish Shah

Viral Fever impacts sperm count and mobility for the period it stays, so follow these home remedies to increase your chances to conceive.

Viral fever is a group of infections inside the body, generally implicated by high body temperature, sore throat, headaches, burning sensation in the eyes, body pain and sometimes vomiting. A viral fever can affect any part of the body and during the fertility window it can also impact your potential to conceive. It has also been found that Viral Fever impacts sperm count and mobility for the period it stays. It is very common in babies, small children and older people as they have low immunity and less common in case of young couples. In Viral fever, the immune system fights with the virus and burns them and so the body temperature is raised from the normal range.

A viral fever is transmitted very easily through the infected person. The tiny spills of fluids when the infected person sneezes, yawns or coughs can pass the infection to other person. Some severe viral fevers are caused by mosquitoes or tick bites or in coming into the contact of blood or semen of the infected person.

It is very important to take proper measures during viral fever. Most of the people do not take it seriously and take antibiotics to avoid visiting doctor. Whereas, Antibiotics are supplements to kill bacteria only and unnecessary antibiotics can cause acidity. This can also affect stomach, liver and kidney. Antivirals and vaccines are there to treat viral fever but people tend to choose their own medical trick which is not good for health.

If the following symptoms last for more than 2 days and the body temperature remains high, then immediately contact the nearby doctor or a good medical help care center.

Viral fever, Viral fever symptoms

Symptoms of viral fever

1- Body temperature keeps on fluctuating from low to high or vice-versa. It is the most common symptom of viral fever.

2- Shivering and cold

3- Burning sensation in eyes

4- Sore throat continues during viral fever

5- Affected person from viral fever  feels very low energy, weakness and dizziness

6- Sometimes, Rashes may also occur

7- Severe headache lasts for long in viral fever

8- Nasal and chest cavity gets congested due to cough and cold

9- Body pain, especially at the joints

10- Vomiting and diarrhea may also occur, still rare in viral fever

Viral fever duration

It takes almost 16 hours to 48 hours for viral fever to completely hover around the immune system of the body. However, it can be cured within a week or 10 days. In some cases, it may last up to 20-21 days. If the fever continues for more than two days, immediately contact the nearby doctor or else fever can severely affect the body.

Viral fever in Children

1- Body temperature more than 38 degree C must not be ignored. Children under the age of 3-6 are most likely to catch viral fevers.

2Small babies under the age of 3 months must be kept under complete precaution. If there fever remains for more than 2 days, it can take severe form of infection inside the body.

3- On the counter part, some viral fevers in children are not much worrying. It’s because of the low immunity that children catch cold and cough easily.

4- Children must be kept safe and away from any person who is infected with viral fever.

5- The infection of viral fever can lasts for more than 10 days in children. They should be given proper care and treatment until and unless they become infection free.

6- Children must not be given aspirins or any other antibiotics in the viral fever. If the fever remains for long, consult a good physician and follow the prescription.

7- During viral fever, Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) must be given on regular intervals as children tend to lose more liquid than adults. Soups, pulses and light cooked food should be their diet. After a bit recovery, a little heavy food can be offered.

8- Proper rest is mandatory in viral fever. Any child suffering from viral fever should take proper sleep and rest to relax the body. Any vigorous activity can make the body weak and the child will feel acute weakness.

Symptoms of viral fever, Viral fever duration

Viral fever symptoms in adults

1- Body temperature raises up to 103 degree F and can lasts for long.

2- Coughs, Cold, Shivering are the common viral fever symptoms in adults.

3-Infected person feels dizziness, weakness and discomfort in viral fever.

4- Severe body pain, headaches, sore throat are also seen in viral fever symptoms.

5- Chest and nose congestion occurs very rapidly as adults are carefree about their hygiene. Eating outside or taking late night bath can also be a reason for viral fever in adults.

Home remedy for viral fever

1- A cool cotton cloth can be placed on the forehead while the infected person is resting. It will help in lowering the high body temperature due to viral fever. It is the most common home remedy for viral fever.

2- Gargling with warm water helps in curing sore throat during viral fever.

3- If the person suffering from viral fever is shivering, a light blanket can be put on. In other case, thin layered clothes will work.

4- Several food items like Black Coffee, Coriander Tea and Carom-boiled-water are very effective home remedies in viral fever. It will help in lowering body pain and headaches.

5- Tulsi (Basil) in any form will help in treating viral fever. Tulsi with ginger and honey is the best home remedy for sore throats and coughs.

6- The infected person must take much liquid diet. As the body temperature remains fluctuating, regular intake of fluids will help a lot.

7- Proper rest and adequate sleep should be taken. During viral fever or fever, the body turns into fight mode and so it requires proper rest to re-energize for a couple of days.

Viral fever Symptoms, The viral fever

Medicine for viral fever

1- Antiviral medicines like oseltamivir or zanamivir can be taken to treat viral fever and its infections.

2- Medicines like Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are prescribed by doctors and should be taken only on doctor’s prescription.

3- Aspirins can be taken only by adults in viral fever.  It must not be given to children as they cannot bear the heavy mechanism of aspirin.

4- Antibiotics cannot cure viral fever. It only kills bacteria. They should be avoided until and unless the doctor prescribes them.

5- If doctor prescribes Antibiotics, their dose should be completed otherwise the body will not respond to any other antibiotics in future illness.

Viral fevers are most widely spread infections amongst our community. It has affected a larger group of people.  Awareness can keep the surrounding and its people safe and healthy.

2 Comments

user_img
Kalpana Mathur
Sept. 28, 2017, 6:09 p.m.
 5.0
Coriander seeds contain vitamins and phytonutrients which help in boosting your immune system and it can be used as a home remedy for viral fever. Mommies can prepare coriander tea at home to lower down the effects of viral fever.
user_img
Suganya Banerjee
Sept. 28, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
 4.5
This blog has described the in's and out's regarding viral fever. It will solve the doubts of many individuals who are suffering from viral fever and want to get the detailed info on the same.
Rating :

You May Also Like

Fertility Boosters
15 Super Foods To Increase Sperm Count

Including zinc and vitamin C in your diet can increase sperm count. Foods like eggs, spinach, oysters, dark chocolate, bananas, asparagus, broccoli, citrus fruits, ashwagandha, pomegranate, walnut, garlic, sweet potato and regular exercise can make your sperm healthy.
Read More

Dr. Surveen Ghumman
 4.82 Vote(s)
Fertility Boosters
Benefits and Side effects of Tribulus Terrestris for Fertility

Tribulus Terrestris is a plant used to tackle a range of health issues including boosting sexual health and improving circulatory system in the human body. It is completely healthy and used mostly as a testosterone enhancer in both men and women.
Read More

Kanu Priya
 4.82 Vote(s)
Fertility Boosters
How to achieve Master Orgasm and Increase Sperm Volume

In this article, you will learn how to increase the semen volume. You will also get the information about the master orgasm and how to increase sperm volume. We are here to respond to all your doubts through this write up.
Read More

Dr. Mehul
 4.82 Vote(s)
Fertility Boosters
Manforce 50 MG Tablet Uses, Substitutes and Composition

In this article, you will get all the details about Manforce 50 MG tablet. Besides, we discuss Manforce 50 MG tablet uses composition, substitutes as well as side effects for erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Read More

Sarah Dolan
 4.82 Vote(s)
Fertility Boosters
How to Increase Sperm Count - Causes and Treatments

Worried about low sperm count? In this article we discuss all the information on how to increase the sperm count, what causes of low sperm count and what the treatments for people with low sperm count are.
Read More

Shalisha Edwards
 4.51 Vote(s)
Fertility Boosters
How to Get Pregnant with Twins

Ever wondered how to conceive twins? We bring you some useful tips including foods, vitamins and body factors which will answer all your queries on how to get twins baby.
Read More

Shalisha Edwards
 4.87 Vote(s)
Fertility Boosters
Nux Vomica in Male Infertility Treatment

Learn all the necessary information on Nux Vomica, Nux Vomica uses, benefits and side effects in treating male infertility through this article.
Read More

Sonia Rai
 4.51 Vote(s)
Fertility Boosters
Best Ways to Boost Sperm Count and Increase Male Fertility

Get all the necessary information on how to boost your fertility and ways to improve sperm count to curb male infertility in this article.
Read More

Dr Sunil Eshwar
 4.82 Vote(s)
Fertility Boosters
How to Increase Fertility in Women - Useful Tips

Read about what is fertility and how to increase fertility in women in this article along with some useful fertility tips. You will also get information about how to increase egg production for pregnancy and also how to increase chances of conceiving in this article.
Read More

Dr. Mehul
 4.51 Vote(s)
Fertility Boosters
Bottle Gourd Juice Benefits For Pregnancy, Beauty, And Health

Bottle Gourd juice is considered to be the best vegetable juice during pregnancy and for weight loss. Also it is very much applicable as a beauty and health product and also useful when you are planning a baby.
Read More

Dr Sunil Eshwar
 4.82 Vote(s)
Fertility Boosters
How To Boost Male Fertility And Sperm Count Naturally

Get tips to boost sperm count, sperm quantity and sperm motility with some essential tips and natural remedies in this article.
Read More

Megha Rajput
 4.52 Vote(s)
Fertility Boosters
Physical Factors To Consider Before Donating Sperm

Donating sperm can enrich many lives and fulfill their dreams of having a child. Learn all the necessary things to consider before donating sperms.
Read More

Sonia Rai
 4.83 Vote(s)

More From Author

Fertility Tracking
Basic precaution for measuring BBT chart

The ovulation calculator and BBT chart go hand in hand. Fertility i...
Read More

Dr. Manish Shah
 4.83 Vote(s)
Fertility Tracking
Tracking and Seeing your other Fertile Symptoms

Fertility calculators come in handy when you want to know your ovul...
Read More

Dr. Manish Shah
 4.53 Vote(s)
Fertility Tracking
Basic Precautions to choose the right BBT Thermometer

BBT thermometer measures the basal body temperature which is used a...
Read More

Dr. Manish Shah
 4.83 Vote(s)
CATEGORIES