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The onset of a fever is a symptom, it is a sign that the body is fighting infection. At the outset of many childhood infections, temperature can rise up to 104 degrees, for adults, it generally rises to a lesser extent. Elderly people may suffer infection and yet their temperature stays normal, a sign that the body’s ability to fight infection has lessened. If the patient has severe shivers, shakes and chattering of teeth call a doctor immediately as these can be symptoms of pneumonia or malaria.
Severe shivers, shakes, high temperature and chattering of teeth.
A doctor would first advise rest in a warm room with plenty of liquids. Aspirin-type painkillers or an anti-infective medicine may also be prescribed.
The medicinal use of herbs is said to be as old as mankind itself. Tribes still use their traditional knowledge of plant and their healing properties passed on from generation to generation. The armies of slave workers who laboured to build the Egyptian pyramids took a daily ration of garlic to ward off the pestilential fevers and infections that were rife at the time. More Info
Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info