Updated: Oct 11, 2018
Contrary to popular belief, fever is a healing response of the body's immune system to infections of various types. Temperature upto 101 degrees C helps to fight off the. Avoid medicines such as paracetamol or acetaminophen unless the fever goes up beyond 102 to 103 degrees C and causes distress.
Homeopathic remedies are curative for acute viral fevers and act instantaneously! The remedy chosen needs to be correct (similimum) which reduces disturbing symptoms immediately, brings on a sense of getting well. Fever may still continue, to fight the infection.
Remedies for fever and are chosen based on individual characteristics of the the patient during fever. These include: whether the patient is feeling hot or cold; whether thirsty or not; whether the mouth is dry or wet; the mental state - is the patient irritable or weepy or talkative or wants to be alone, or afraid to be alone or afraid he is going to die, etc.
Modalities are symptoms that modify the presenting complaint. For example, does the bodyache feel better lying down or moving around? Does the headache improve when sitting up or lying down? Is the cough worse during sleep or after eating, etc. Each modality can point to a different remedy!
The common fever remedies are Ars Alb, Belladonna, Ars Iod, Hepar Sulph, Pulsatilla, Bryonia - but there are more than 20 other remedies that could be indicated. Ask your homeopath for a for fever remedy and experience the magic - before resorting to chemical drugs!