Fever that occurs as a consequence of viral infection is called viral fever. The duration of the fever and its course does not follow any fixed outline and is frequently associated with, not always; by generalized body ache, cough, headache, running nose, shivering, irritability and depression.
In general, a viral fever is an infection that is caused by a virus. The infection causes a escalation in the body temperature once it has manifested itself. The fever is considered quite unique, since, most often, it is treated without the virus that caused the problem being determined.
What is Viral Fever?
Viral fever depicts a broad spectrum of disorders, where, viral infections are linked to increased body temperature. The terminology viral fever encompasses a broad range of viral infections, which are unmistakably identified by the symptoms and clinical manifestations. The symptoms of viral fever may be generalized, but may target specific organs.
Viral Fever Symptoms
Fever, accompanied by headache, body pain, muscular pain, cough, watering and burning of eyes, exhaustion, skin rash and lethargy, characterize most viral fevers and viral infections. Viral fever affects almost all age groups, and by and large, requires only symptomatic treatment-management. Viral fevers are highly infectious; though, most of them are not dangerous. Usually, the fevers are self limiting; however, some can progress quickly, leading to death.
Treatment of Viral Fever
More often than not, the viral fever runs a course of 3 - 7 days, and simple home remedies and herbal treatment can help alleviate the symptoms of the fever successfully.
A small percentage of viral fever cases are fatal, but, most of the time, they are not serious, and tend to resolve on their own or with over-the-counter treatment, home remedies and dietary management.
Complete rest for a period of 1 week is recommended for quick recovery. Ensure that the diet comprises of lots of fluids, such as, soups, fruits juices, barley water and broth. Immune boosting foods like limes, lemons, oranges, bell peppers and papayas are recommended. Cold compress on the head and abdomen are advised to bring down the body temperature speedily.
Recovery is relatively fast; nonetheless, it is advisable that you follow strict levels of hygiene and a wholesome diet to prevent repeated viral infections and viral fevers.