The increased body temperature provokes a deterioration in the general condition of the patient, weakness, malaise, chills and other unpleasant sensations appear. When the mark of the thermometer reaches 38-39 degrees, the temperature must be reduced.
Take any antipyretic drug. Aspirin, Nurofen or Ibuprofen will do. Children and people with liver problems are advised to take paracetamol only. You will feel better after 20-30 minutes. If nausea is observed after taking the pill, next time resort to the help of rectal suppositories.
Observe bed rest. Try to walk as little as possible at a temperature, especially do not go to work - this can provoke complications during the course of the disease. If you do the treatment under the supervision of a specialist, you will recover very soon.
Dilute the vinegar essence to 5% and wipe the body with the solution. Apple cider vinegar is also suitable - the recommended ratio is 1: 1 in relation to water. After a few minutes, the temperature will start to drop. Some people use vodka for this purpose. But it is undesirable to wipe the body during the period of illness with alcohol-containing agents, since they penetrate the bloodstream and cause intoxication. If you are intolerant of either alcohol or vinegar, soak a piece of wood in ice water and wipe it all over your body.
Take off your warm clothes, even if you are cold. It is advisable to ventilate the room, but try not to be in a draft. So, although not much, the temperature will still drop, because the body will cool naturally.
Drink the raspberry leaf decoction throughout the day. Raspberry jam juice is also suitable. Also consume as much other liquids as possible: natural juices, mineral water, compote.
Call an ambulance if the body temperature rises above 39 degrees and is not reduced by any medication. Do not hesitate if this happens to a child. If you do not want to go to the hospital, then at least you will be given an antipyretic injection and examined.