Cedar Fever – Naturally Get Rid of Cedar Fever

September 23, 2008

In the early winter people in the Mountain cedar area of south Texas there are some serious allergies that can break out. This can last up to a few months and this can be the most frustrating time for those that suffer from allergies. Due to the high concentration of mountain cedar trees the San Antonio and Austin are some of the worst areas along with the windy weather that is there. There is a way to to get rid of cedar fever naturally and here it is.

In the San Antonio area allergy sufferers get one of the worst amounts of pollen from cedar trees period. This is due to the pollen counts getting to an extreme level and remaining there for many days at a time. There are times that the mountain cedar pollen reaches such a high level that they actually have to consider it an air pollutant. This is very much unheard of with other pollens, but this one can actually make the air appear hazy.

There is a way that you can cure your cedar fever though. The prescription drugs and over the counter treatments do not work, but there is an energy based technique that does work. This is a technique that is over a thousand years old and used to include acupuncture, but now it is pain free and needle free as well. It can be very effective in desensitizing your allergies especially in cases of cedar fever. These methods can start working within 24 hours and can cure the allergy to cedar fever for the rest of the allergy season. This method can actually cure it for many year after as well.

NAET or Nabudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique is the most widely used method of this type of treatment. This method was named after a Doctor that was an acupuncturist and chiropractor, which used to be thought of as witch doctors. She accidentally discovered the technique when she was trying to cure her own allergies and ever since this method has been used to get rid of cedar fever and make those that suffer from it feel so much better.


Rheumatic Fever Causes And Symptoms

September 12, 2008

Rheumatic fever can afflict any age group and this inflammatory illness can affect your heart, nervous system, joints and skin. However, rheumatic fever is more common in children between the age of 6 and 16 years.

Rheumatic fever is a painful illness and it usually occurs after an untreated streptococcal throat infection, which is also known as strep throat. Strep throat afflicts the tissues at the back of the throat and tonsils leading to severe sore throat. When you have a strep throat infection, you may end up developing white spots on your tongue and / or at the back of your inflamed throat. You might also experience abdominal pain, and headaches besides having fever, and finding it difficult to swallow.

If you want to avoid getting rheumatic fever because of a strep throat, it is imperative that you take antibiotics if you are diagnosed with it. However, antibiotics can only have effective if you take them 2 to 3 days after your symptoms appear. If you do not take treatment, strep throat usually disappears within 7 days but there is always a risk of getting rheumatic fever.

Rheumatic Fever Symptoms

You will usually experience the symptoms of rheumatic fever within 5 weeks after an untreated strep throat infection. The common symptoms of rheumatic fever include shortness of breath, painful and swollen joints, and chest pain. You might also end up suffering from skin rash on your chest, back and stomach. All these symptoms rheumatic fever are in addition to the symptoms strep throat which might also be present when you get rheumatic fever.


Home Treatment And Remedies For Fever

September 5, 2008

Fever is often a symptom rather than an actual condition of disease. Nevertheless, having a fever would normally mean taking a day off from work or staying in bed all day since it is often accompanied by headaches or muscle pain. There are a host of effective pills and medications for the treatment of simple fever, and this could bring instantaneous relief to anyone suffering from this symptom. If you want to adopt more natural remedies for your fever, you can actually do them without much expense and without having to visit your physician at all.

First of all, you need to drink as much fluids as you can. Water is best, and if you can drink a glass of water every hour so, the better. Vitamin C filled juices are also good, as well as warm vegetable soups to fill you up. Consumption of too much solid and hard to digest foods is not always recommended for anyone who has a higher temperature than normal. When you have fever, stick to fruit juices and clear soups. If you must eat, try lighter meals like boiled chicken, grilled fish, and a siding of fibrous vegetables.

Second, give yourself a good amount rest and relaxation. Oftentimes, the human body gets too much stress that it feels it needs to do something to stave off the dreaded infections. Thus, when your body temperature is higher than normal, it is a warning sign for you to adopt a much lower pace than usual. Do not perform any heavy routines during the day and give your body a continuous sleep during the night. Having a fever is often accompanied by headaches, and a decent amount rest will have you feeling much better afterwards. Oftentimes, the human body experiences muscle stress every time it gets too few hours of sleep.

Finally you can give yourself a brief and cool bath during the day, for about five minutes. This will help in lowering the body temperature down. If you can’t take a bath, give yourself a cool sponge bath. This will bring instantaneous relief from heightened body heat. Also, drinking herbal teas will help in keeping the temperature down. Most teas have a diuretic effect, and the more fluids you expel out the lower your body temperature will be. Getting a fever is often not meant to be cause for alarm; however it is helpful to keep in mind that the best remedies can be found right from of your beloved home.

Some good natural remedies you can make at the comfort of your home:

1. When you are sick and have high fever make a real chicken soup and drink and cup.

2. Mix 1 cup of water and 1 cup of vinegar. Dip a cotton pad in the mixture, squeeze and apply on the forehead of the patient for a few minutes.

3. Cut 1 potato; use the slices to put on the sick person’s forehead. Let it stand for a few minutes.

4. Soak a cloth in lukewarm water and apply on the forehead, keep the cloth moist.

5. Drink warm cup of chamomile tea.

6. Take a lukewarm shower; make sure the water is not too warm because you want to take the fever down.

7. Fill a tub with warm water and add a few drops of vinegar to the water, then get into the tub and relax in it for a few minutes.

8. Boil ginger root in a cup of water and drink the water.

9. Drink green tea a few times a day when you got the cold and have fever.

10. Squeeze guava, warm it, and drink its juice.


Ayurvedic Classification Of Fever

August 21, 2008

lAyurveda, an ancient healing system refers fever as jwara, a condition in which the body condition goes beyond the normal temperature and is characterized by disturbance in normal functioning of the system.

* It believes that it is due to disruption of any one or all the doshas or energy fields within the body system and if not attended immediately might damage other parts of the body.
* It classifies fever in to eight types which ranges from internal to external to parasitic to seasonal and mental and that if the fever chapter is completed then half of treatment is over.
* The main symptoms of fever are a raise in body temperature, chilly, sore throat, body stiffness, muscle aches, headache, disturbed digestion, lack of appetite etc.,
* Improper agni (digestive fire) leads to indigestion resulting in ama (toxins) which block the channels in the body which further leads to the blocking of the fire in different tissues resulting in fever.
* Fever according to ayurveda occurs when the digestive fire (agni) and digestive toxins (ama) which are normally found within the gastrointestinal tract are thrown out of their place by disrupted doshas and then they overflow into the blood and lymphatic system. Its circulation in the body causes the typical symptoms like high temperature, heaviness etc. Because of this the tridoshas are further irritated and it spreads throughout the blood stream. When supplemented with its own heat plus the heat of the misplaced agni, the temperature of the body raises can causes the symptoms of fever.
* During a high body temperature, Ayurveda suggests to have a cold sponging, an easily digestible liquid diet and a complete rest.


Difference between Typhus and Typhoid Fever

August 15, 2008

Typhus is one of several similar diseases that is caused by the Rickettsiae bacteria. Of greek origin, meaning hazy or smokey, it describes the state of mind of those affected by the typhus disease. A fever which can reach up to 39°C (102°F) and a headache, are symptoms which are common to all types of typhus. In some tropical countries, typhus is most often mistaken for another disease known as “dengue”.

There are three different forms of typhus. The Epidemic typhus (also known as “louse-bourne typhus”), can often cause epidemics following wars and natural disasters. The causative organism is transmitted by the human body louse, which will leave you with a fever, headache, exhaustion, chills, and rash. This type of typhus is most commonly known as “ship fever” or as “prison fever”, because it makes itself known in crowded conditions, namely aboard ships and in prison.

Scrub typhus, or “chigger-borne typhus”, is transmitted and caused by chiggers. Chiggers are found in areas of heavy scrub vegetation. Symptoms of this disease are muscle pain, fever, cough, gastrointestinal symptoms, and headache.

Endemic typhus (also called “murine typhus” and “flea-borne typhus”) is transmitted by fleas on rats, and sometimes by fleas carried on cats or possums. This form of typhus will leave you with symptoms of joint pain, headache, chills, nausea, fever, vomiting, and cough.

Typhus is treated with tetracycline or other tetracycline related antibiotics. Rickettsiae causes a number of other diseases, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, or “Tick typhus”, Boutonneuse fever and Rickettsialpox. Typhoid fever is an entirely different disease than typhus and should not be confused with typhus diseases, despite their similar-sounding names.


Ayurvedic Diet for Typhoid Prevention and Recovery

July 20, 2008

The Ayurvedic teachings very often encourage the frequent ingestion of raw fruit and vegetables. However in the case of typhoid prevention this isn’t necessarily so. If you reside in or are visiting an effected region of the world you should be very careful when eating raw vegetables and fruit as they may have bee washed in contaminated water or been handled by a typhoid carrier. Without the effects of boiling water or the foodstuff being cooked in some other way the bacteria survive and will very likely infect the immune system when digested.

If you have already contracted typhoid and are beginning your recovery programme then you should ensure that you drink as much pure liquids as you can as this prevents dehydration as the fever takes hold.

Water would be the best option, but again if you are in an affected region then in all likeliness the water will be contaminated, so be careful. In this instance it would be advisable to boil all drinking water to be on the safe side.

You should also follow a high-carbohydrate diet as this will replace all the nutrients you will have lost during the high fever stage of the infection.

It is also best to eat food that is as hot as the room temperature. As heat is a very good way to eradicate the negative bacteria.


Symptoms of typhoid fever

May 22, 2008

Typhoid fever is characterized by a sustained fever as high as 40°C (104°F), profuse sweating, gastroenteritis, and nonbloody diarrhea. Less commonly a rash of flat, rose-colored spots may appear.

Classically, the course of untreated typhoid fever is divided into four individual stages, each lasting approximately one week. In the first week, there is a slowly rising temperature with relative bradycardia, malaise, headache and cough. Epistaxis is seen in a quarter of cases and abdominal pain is also possible. There is leukopenia with eosinopenia and relative lymphocytosis, a positive diazo reaction and blood cultures are positive for Salmonella Typhi or Paratyphi. The classic Widal test is negative in the first week.

In the second week of the infection, the patient lies prostrated with high fever in plateau around 104°F (40°C) and bradycardia (Sphygmo-thermic dissociation), classically with a dicrotic pulse wave. Delirium is frequent, frequently calm, but sometimes agitated. This delirium gives to typhoid the nickname of “nervous fever”. Rose spots appear on the lower chest and abdomen in around 1/3 patients. There are rhonchi in lung bases. The abdomen is distended and painful in the right lower quadrant where borborygmi can be heard. Diarrhea can occur in this stage: six to eight stools in a day, green with a characteristic smell, comparable to pea-soup. However, constipation is also frequent. The spleen and liver are enlarged (hepatosplenomegaly) and tender and there is elevation of liver transaminases. The Widal reaction is strongly positive with antiO and antiH antibodies. Blood cultures are sometimes still positive at this stage.

In the third week of typhoid fever a number of complications can occur:

  • Intestinal hemorrhage due to bleeding in congested Peyer’s patches; this can be very serious but is usually non-fatal.
  • Intestinal perforation in distal ileum: this is a very serious complication and is frequently fatal. It may occur without alarming symptoms until septicaemia or diffuse peritonitis sets in.
  • Encephalitis
  • Metastatic abscesses, cholecystitis, endocarditis and osteitis

The fever is still very high and oscillates very little over 24 hours. Dehydration ensues and the patient is delirious (typhoid state). By the end of third week defervescence commences that prolongs itself in the fourth week.