06 Sep 2018

Viral fever (Flu)

Viral fever (Flu) is a group of viral infections that affect the body and is characterized by high fever, burning in the eyes, headaches, body aches and sometimes vomiting. Viral fever is common among children and older people as their immunity is lower.

Many people tend to self-medicate, sometimes even by taking antibiotics, when they have an intermittent high fever with chills, which is a bad idea. Antibiotics cannot kill viruses. They kill harmful bacteria. Antibiotics, if taken unnecessarily can affect your stomach lining, kill the good gut bacteria, cause acidity and damage your liver and kidneys.

If you come down with fever, which is < 103 F/40 C, and it shows no signs of abating, it will be wise to consult a doctor and get yourself checked.

How does viral fever occur?  

Viral fever is transmitted from one person to another through contact with the infected person’s bodily fluids. When the infected person yawns, sneezes, coughs, or even talks, tiny sprays of fluids are ejected from their bodies which may enter your system if you are close by.

The symptoms of viral fever include:

  • fever (which intermittently rises and falls)
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • weakness
  • chills
  • a headache
  • muscle, body and joint pains
  • inflammation of the pharynx
  • painful tonsils
  • running nose
  • nasal congestion
  • chest congestion
  • a sore throat
  • burning sensation in eyes
  • a cough
  • skin rashes
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • vomiting

For treatment of Viral Fever visit a doctor and get yourself vaccinated or the medications prescribed by the doctor after the checkup.

Visit ASRA for Vaccinations or Treatment of Viral Fever.

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