The reason for the high temperature is the inflammatory process in the body. And treatment should be aimed at eliminating it. But is it worth lowering the temperature at the same time?
If the thermometer shows 38-38, 5 degrees, there is no need to rush to lower these numbers, since at such a temperature, pathogenic viruses are destroyed. But provided that you tolerate it normally, do not suffer from aches throughout the body, chills, severe headache. If these unpleasant phenomena torment you, use an antipyretic. You can take paracetamol-based drugs - in moderate doses and no more than three days. Fast dissolving effervescent tablets can form kidney stones, so don't overuse them. You need to be extremely careful with aspirin: acetylsalicylic acid increases the possibility of bleeding, acts on the mucous membrane, causing its swelling, and provokes bronchial spasms. Pay attention to alternative treatments. A good effect will be from an infusion of coltsfoot herb, oregano and raspberry leaves. Mix 2 tablespoons of these plants and pour a liter of boiling water. Let it brew for 20 minutes. Drink 4 times a day for a quarter of a glass. You can also insist 3-4 orange slices for half an hour in 50 ml of water at room temperature. However, there are contraindications: oregano is not recommended for pregnancy, ulcers, gastritis, and orange is not recommended for citrus allergies. The more liquid the better. If, instead of chills, the patient suffers from fever, then rewarming will only harm the body: the temperature will rise even higher. Therefore, physical cooling will help in the heat. Put a napkin dipped in cool water on the forehead, and gently wipe the patient's body (armpits, elbow and popliteal folds, stomach, chest) with a towel dipped in a weak vinegar solution. Do this periodically until the condition returns to normal. In some cases, it is necessary to bring down even a low temperature (37.5-38 degrees): with diseases of the heart, kidneys, lungs. Also, you should be alerted to the following symptoms at elevated temperatures: a feeling of coldness, severe chills, pallor of the skin, limbs cold to the touch, convulsions. This is the so-called "white" fever - it requires urgent medical attention.