10 Ways to Reduce Fever from a Cold or Flu
Do you or your loved one have a fever? The good news is you probably have nothing to worry about. Fevers are extremely common and often occur due to a virus like a cold or flu, though they’re more common in people who have the flu.1,2 They usually occur when the body is working to fight an infection in order to protect itself.3–5 As with other cold and flu symptoms, a fever is a sign that something out of the ordinary is going on in your body.
Fevers that are caused by cold viruses or flu viruses can last 3-4 days, and unfortunately, a fever—especially a high-grade fever (over 103°F)—can feel quite uncomfortable6. If you are suffering from a fever and want some relief, here are some tips for how to reduce a fever – at home or with medicine.
10 Things that Can Help to Lower a Fever
Home Remedies for Fever Symptoms
Call a doctor if your fever is accompanied by a severe headache, stiff neck, shortness of breath or other unusual signs or symptoms.
- A cool environment
- Light clothing
- Tepid sponging
Over-the-Counter Medicines that Reduce Fever
- Dayquil SEVERE
- Nyquil SEVERE
- Sinex SEVERE All-in-One Sinus LiquiCaps™
- FluTherapy Daytime
- FluTherapy Nighttime
When to see a doctor
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