Symptoms and Home Remedies of Runny Nose and Fever

Runny Nose and Fever

Runny nose is a common symptom of infection, allergy, physical irritation or inflammation. It results from discharges as secreted by production of mucus in the nasal membranes.

  • Runny nose is a symptom of common cold or hay fever.

  • Runny nose can be caused by inflammation or rhinitis.

  • Other causes include:

    • Common cold infection

    • Influenza

    • Sinusitis

  • Inserting an object into the nose can also cause runny nose

  • Depending on the cause, the runny nose may appear abruptly, shortly, or all the time.

  • Sometimes, it is accompanied by sneezing, itching, and redness.

  • Fever occurs as a defense mechanism.

  • Runny nose and high fever may be an indication of serious condition such as:

    • Pneumonia

    • Fifth disease

    • Roseola

Runny Nose and Fever Symptoms

  • Runny nose and fever can be a sign of pneumonia. Pneumonia is a condition in which the lungs are inflamed as an infection by bacteria, viruses, fungus, or parasites. Its symptoms are: runny nose, cough and fever.

  • Runny nose and fever can also indicate fifth disease.

    • Fifth disease is caused by infection by the human parvovirus or B19.

    • Because 50% to 60% of the adults are exposed to such virus, they do not manifest symptoms.

    • Children and infant are the most vulnerable to fifth disease, which is characterized by:

      • Rashes on the face which according to the doctors are “slapped cheek”

      • Runny nose

      • Fever that can be high particularly if the patients have weak immune system

  • Respiratory syncytial virus infects the airways and lungs, thereby, causing respiratory symptoms like:

    • Coughing

    • Sneezing

    • Runny nose

    • Fever

Runny Nose and Fever Home Remedies

  • Garlic soup. This is prepared by boiling four or five cloves of chopped garlic in a cup of water.

    • The garlic has antiseptic, antiviral, and antispasmodic properties.

    • The oil extracted from the garlic is helpful in opening up the respiratory passages.

    • Garlic soup can help bring down the fever and flushes out the toxins from the body

  • Lemon juice. This is rich in vitamin C, which is essential in the immune system. Lemon juice can increase body resistance, decrease the toxicity level, and shorten the length of illnesses.

  • Ginger tea. This can be prepared by slicing thin small pieces of ginger, which are boiled in a cup of water. Strain and add half of a teaspoon of sugar or honey into it.

  • Bitter gourd roots. Mix a teaspoon of the root paste with equal quantity of holy basil leaf juice or honey. It should be given once each night of the whole month. It is excellent for cold relief.

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