No matter how much you try, getting caught in the rain or getting drenched cannot be avoided. This is often followed up by that dreaded sneeze that culminates into a fever which doesn’t leave your side for a few days. We’ve all been through this at some point or the other.
Though there is something enchanting about the rainy season, it is also the time of the year when all the bacteria and viruses come out to play. These viruses and bacteria are responsible for problems like cold, cough, common flu, viral fever, and dengue, etc.
The most common fevers that can be seen during this season include dengue and viral fever. Some Symptoms include sudden spikes in body temperature, body pain, tonsillitis, reddening of the eyes, nausea and fatigue. If you have been experiencing this, it is time to take precautions!
If the above-mentioned issues have placed their grip on you, you can break free using these measures:
1. Cheers to Papaya Leaves Juice
For this kind of fever, your best bet is to drink Papaya leaf juice. Papaya leaves have organic compounds which help in increasing your platelet count – something that hits a low when you’re affected by dengue and malaria. It also has Vitamin C, which helps boost your immune system.
How to prepare: Take few papaya leaves and crush them to remove the juice from it.
2. Watch Your Water Intake
Keep yourself hydrated if you’re suffering from a viral fever. Water is one of the simplest and easiest ways your body eliminates toxins. The more water you drink, the more toxins will be eliminated. Also, drinking more water can relieve common symptoms such as headache and muscle cramps.
3. Basil/Tulsi Leaves to the Rescue
This is your go-to if all else fails! One can chew on basil leaves or you can drink a concoction of it. Basil/Tulsi Leaves have antibacterial and antiviral properties which can help in treating any kind of viral and bacterial infections. It also strengthens the immune system.
How to prepare the concoction: Add 10-15 Basil Leaves to 1 litre of water and boil until it becomes half. Filter it and keep to cool. Drink this every one hour to help cure any kind of fever.
If you don’t find any relief from the above tips, visit your doctor to rule out any other possibility of a flu or something more severe. Avoid any self-medication, especially antibiotics.
Stay safe during the rains! Hope you found these tips helpful. Do leave a comment below!