Ayurvedic treatment for Fever in kids

Fever in kids

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Fever in kids


One of first steps to managing a fever in a child is to keep them hydrated by giving them plenty of cool water to drink. Babies should be given plenty of liquids, such as breast milk or formula. Baby can be kept is a warm and comfortable environment. To treat fevers Paracetamol is preferred however it should be given in a dosage recommended by Paediatrician. Aspirin should not be given to children suspected to have viral infections. It could lead to severe complications called Reye’s syndrome.

Fever as a symptom of a more serious underlying condition should be identified and treated accordingly. Risky symptoms include shortness of breath, vomiting, loss of consciousness, fits or seizures, rashes etc.

Ayurveda management recommends light food at the beginning stage of all fevers except those of vata type. This increase the digestive fire and stimulates the stomach to       take the heat out from the periphery. Simple diet and lifestyle tips can help strengthen the immune system and protect the body further.

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Include ginger as it lessens excess kapha and refurbishes agni.
  • Included spices such as cinnamon, liquorice, basil and cloves in your diet
  • Give your child light, nutritious food like vegetable soup or steamed vegetables with little spice.
  • Avoid foods like cheese, yoghurt, milk, oily and spicy junk foods and sweets
  • Soups are recommended such as hot chicken soup, Vegetable soups
  • Include wholesome food such as whole grains and steamed vegetables

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Sponge the body and forehead with lukewarm to cold water
  • Give adequate rest to the body

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