Last Modified on Aug 20, 2014
Whether you are in the “fevers are scary” or “fevers are natural” camp, knowing a few ways to effectively treat a fever is important. While most fevers are your body’s natural response to illness, the chills and up and down temperature fluctuations can leave you feeling exhausted. Applying natural cures will not just reduce a fever for the duration of the medicine but will actually help your body cope with the illness it is fighting. The next time you or one of your loved ones spikes a fever, consider using apple cider vinegar, egg whites, garlic, or any number of other natural remedies.
What Natural Fever Remedies Should I Use?
Your best strategy for dealing with a fever is actually to watch the symptoms rather than the thermometer. In any case, though, you can apply a variety of natural treatments to help keep yourself or the affected individual comfortable while the fever works its way down. Some of the most effective fever remedies include apple cider vinegar, egg whites, garlic, potato, peppermint, and calcium lactate.
Apple Cider Vinegar
You can consider apple cider vinegar an “old folk remedy” for fevers. This remedy is effective as it functions to “draw out” the fever and support your body’s ability to fight off the infection or whatever the cause of the fever. To apply the apple cider vinegar, soak two washcloths in the vinegar. Place one on the forehead and one on the stomach. Alternatively, you can add a cup of ACV to a warm bath.
Egg whites also function to draw the fever and infection out of your body. You can apply this remedy in a couple of different ways. Soak a pair of socks in egg whites and put the socks on your feet. Otherwise, apply egg whites to paper towels and place the paper towels on the bottom of your feet. You should see the fever drop within 10 minutes to an hour with this method. If you have an egg or dairy allergen, you can use a potato in the same way.
Garlic not only helps lower a fever but also boosts your body’s immune system. Apply this remedy by crushing enough garlic to make a paste. Blend the crushed garlic with olive or coconut oil and apply the paste to the feet. Leaving a few spots uncovered, wrap the feet with gauze and leave overnight. Be careful with this remedy as the garlic paste can be too hot for some and cause mild skin irritation or burning.
In most cases, allowing a fever to run its course and treating it naturally is a safe practice. In some instances, though, you should seek medical attention for a fever. If your child is very young, has a fever over 104, carries a fever for more than two days, or exhibits additional signs of illness, you should seek medical attention. In any case, use your best judgment and follow your instincts – that is what natural medicine is largely founded on anyway.
Below you will discover many user-submitted cures for instant fever relief. Our most popular cure, with over 150 YEAS, is the use of egg whites. Let us know what you try from Earth Clinic to fight off fevers. Know of a remedy not yet listed here? Please feel free to share your story with us!
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Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Aspirin and Zinc
- Banana Leaves
- Egg Whites
- Fenugreek Seeds
- Ginger Root
- Lemon Baths
- Linden Tea
- Multiple Remedies
- Oregano Oil
- Potato and Apple Cider Vinegar
- Potato, Garlic and ACV
- Rolling an Egg
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Typhoid Fever Treatment
[YEA] My mother used washclothes dipped in apple cider vinegar and applied to our foreheads for fever many times when we were children. I believe it worked each time to reduce a fever. It was always after a hot bath.
[YEA] I tried the ACV after developing a fever. I used half ACV half water and applied the wet napkin to my forehead and stomach and the fever was gone within 30 mins. Ash
[YEA] Hi, I found this site and am amazed by what I am reading. My mother always told a story of how in the thirties, my uncle was a little boy and desperately ill. The doctors could not figure out what was wrong or how to help him and finally told my grandparents to prepare for the worst. Apparently all he kept asking for was vinegar (my mom never specified if it was ACV) and when things looked really bleak, they decided to let him have it since he never stopped asking for it and since there was no real reason to deny him, however bizarre it seemed to give it to him. He apparently struggled to drink it, but got through a whole bottle in a few hours despite his weakness. The fever suddenly broke and he fully recovered, and to this day no one in my family really understood how. Now I'm getting a clue as to why! So, I thought I would try the honey/water/AVC drink three times a day- today is day 5 and while I didn't see any real weight loss until today, today my jeans are suddenly loose! Also been using it as a toner and guess what! No trip to the dermo like I planned because my pores are getting smaller on their own! Depression doing a lot better too - though the jury is still out on that since today I was a bit down after a few up days - will check back in and let everyone know- but WOW! I'm amazed! My little uncle was really on to something, clearly!
[YEA] I got home from work to find my wife with a fever over 103. We had tried a bath before I wen to work, and it helped to lower it, but it came back. She had also been taking motrin, but it did not help. I google searched and found your site. I wanted to do the egg whites, but we had just finished off the eggs this morning. I saw the posting for apple cider vinegar, which we had, and tried it just as described. The last time I checked her fever had dropped, and is nearing normal. The smell is the smell, I mean, it's vinegar, but the ends justify the means. What's a little odor, when you get a lowered fever in return? Thank you so much for providing this information for free. I have added this site to our favorites list.
Posted by Anonymous (Portlandia, Or) on 06/12/2012
[YEA] I had two plastic surgery procedures, on the third day my fever was so high I felt faint I did not want to go the ER so I whipped up four egg whites in a bowl put my feet on a towel put the egg whites all over my feet put my feet in large zip lock put a loose rubber band over my feet, WOW my fever began to drop and I feel asleep with bag on my feet and the next day I did it again no more fever!! Of course people need to know if they are allergic to eggs, before trying this.Posted by Chris (Corvallis, Oregon, Usa) on 05/23/2012
[YEA] I tried socks soaked in egg whites with my feet on a ceramic plate with egg white in it plus ACV on wash clothes on my forehead and belly (together) for 30 min. My temperature went down from 99.4 to 98.25 (my regular temperature is around 97). The two together helped a lot! Thought: Why not just use a plate with egg whites and no socks?Posted by Jan (Ravenna, Ky Kentucky) on 02/29/2012
[YEA] Thank you thank you...... I was all alone and my fever kept rising. It got to 103.5 and I started to worry, OK maybe freak out. Found your remedy of egg whites on your feet and as bizarre as it sounded I tried it and within 15 minutes my fever was down to 102.8. Another 20 minutes and it was down to 100.8. That I can live with until the morning! Bless you for sharing!Posted by Gina Jessica (Paranaque City, Manila) on 07/19/2011
[YEA] High salute to your website. Very helpful to save my child from the side effects of high fever because he doesn't take any medicines. Your post of using egg white to lower high fever is very effective.
Keep up this site for new fourmulae to cure diseases and sicknesse using non-western medicines.Posted by Debbie (Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada) on 07/10/2011
[YEA] I am trying the egg white remedy right now with my brother, he has a urinary infection, his temp was 101 when we started, it is now 99.5. It has been 2 hours so far since starting. It does work with an infection. We will get antibiotics tomorrow but this is helping keep his temp down for tonight. Glad I found this site!Posted by Pat (Mandeville, La ) on 06/17/2011
[YEA] Just tried egg whites on my husbands feet about an hour ago. Wet paper towels with the egg whites and apply to feet. This brought his fever down from over 102 to 100. 9 in 30 minutes. Never thought this would work but was amazing. Thanks so much for everyones imput on the site about this help.Posted by Roxanne (Paterson, Nj) on 01/01/2011
[NAY] Just did the egg whites. My temperature went up from 101.1 to 102!!! My head is clearer though. But don't know if the eggs had anything to do with it. Oh well!Posted by Jersey Girl Of Jersey City, Nj (Jersey City, New Jersey) on 12/20/2010
[YEA] My husband has 103.5 temp fever and Tylenol didn't really work. So I searched for home remedies and thank God I found this site. The egg whites worked! I come from a family of medically related professions and haven't really tried something like this, but now I have proven it myself, its not only medicine helps cure fever.. Thanks so much for this site.