is Fever (JWARA) ?
is defined as a state when the body temperature rises a unit higher
than the than the normal of 98.s units. It may result from milder
or short-term infections and may rise to alarming levels of upto 103
F or more. In chronic cases it is usually persistent and remains at
lower values of about 99 F - 100 F.
infants have a slightly high temperature up to 99 F. in adults it
ranges between 97 F and 99 F.
temperatures rise then depending upon associated conditions like a
sore throat – (may be cold / flu); body ache with nausea, vomiting,
abdominal pain etc. (may be gastroenteritis); with coloured expectoration
and cough (may be bronchitis, bronchiectasis, tuberculosis if temperature
remains around 100 F); with severe headache, neck stiffness, vomiting
(may be meningitis); with nodular swellings (may be AIDS or tuberculosis);
with sore throat and headache (may be viral or bacterial infection);
with stomach pain ( may be colitis, pancreatitis, hepatitis etc. );
with wounds ( may be cellulitis or any other infection ); with pain
in ears ( may be an ENT infection ); may be due to heat exposure;
or may be due to an incorrect medicine; or may be due to a stroke;
or any other disorder.
ayurveda fevers are classified according to vata, pitta or kapha and
are said to result from individual or combined effects of these three
humours. Fever is primarily regarded as a pittaja disorder which because
ayurveda accepts agni (fire) to be the karma of pitta and hence any
aggravation or depletion of pitta must result in an abnormal state
of agni in the body. An aggravated pitta is said to manifest in the
form of fever.
cold sponging in cases of fever more than 101 F
take care of it especially in children as a very temperature may result
in convulsions known as febrile convulsion.
offer some classical Indian supportive remedies for this disease which
are supposed to be taken strictly under medical supervision. Kindly
Ask a Doctor