Top Natural Cures for Fever

| Modified on Jul 10, 2021

Onions in the Socks
Posted by A Briggs (Federalsburg, MD) on 05/17/2018
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So, my go to for breaking a fever was not listed and I had to submit it because it had been a life saver. I started using this when my daughter was 2 and I couldn't get her 104 fever to break. I cut up onions and put them in her socks. Leave it there over night, or until the fever breaks. Within minutes you can feel the fever dropping, from feet up the skin started to cool. The onions will start to smell like fried onions as the fever starts to cook the onions. My daughter's fever broke and never returned. She is now 13, and whenever she gets a fever, the first thing she asks for to help bring it down is onions. Now everyone in my family uses this.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Claire (Westport, Ct) on 07/30/2014
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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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Dixie (NYC) on 02/07/2007
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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!


Cup of Hot Water
Posted by Samantha (Bc) on 04/04/2018
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This is a method for curing fever I read about in Ayurvedic medicine: drinking a cup of hot water (cooled to room temp) dissipates the heat. It seems illogical but works on a like-to-like level, where heat removes heat. So I tried it: I boiled a cup of water and added a bit of cool water so I could drink it right away without waiting. After 20 minutes of consuming it, I felt a wave of heat leaving my body. It was unusual but effective!

If I remember correctly, in Ayurvedic medicine, fevers originate in the stomach, which could be why this is effective. Hope it helps someone else!


Oregano Oil
Posted by Fa (Ontario) on 12/17/2016
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Oil of oregano did work wonderfully on my 7 year old son. I was amazed at how his fever went down in 10 minutes and he seemed to have more energy. I rubbed 2 drops behind both ear lobes. And about 4 drops on the soles of his feet!


Potato
Posted by Kk (Belleville, Nj, Usa) on 10/24/2009
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I've had a fever for 3 days and was taking Tylenol every 6 hours to bring it down. It wasn't helping, so I tried the potato remedy that is mentioned on this site. I am so shocked that something as simple as potatoes brought my fever down in 2 hours. I peeled a large potato, sliced it and put it in the fridge for about half hour. Then I put the sliced potatoes on my feet and covered it with socks. An hour later I took the potatoes out and put them in the fridge again for half hour. Applied them to my feet again and VOILA - fever gone!!! I repeated the whole procedure again next morning, just to make sure the fever didn't come back. Try it people, it truly is a miracle.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Karen (Clarkston) on 06/28/2014
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Vinegar works for a lot of ails. In the bible, did not Mary wipe vinegar on Jesus in his hour of pain? Nothing I have used it for comes back void. It works every time. Staple in our house!!


Rolling an Egg
Posted by Nancy (Lake Zurich, IL) on 01/16/2006
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One remedy for fevers is taking a egg (still intact, in its shell) and rubbing the whole egg all over the body. It will absorb the heat in the body and when you are done, the egg will be hard boiled. This was passed down from a family friend and it really works. Just be careful with the egg as you have to constantly roll it over the person.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ash (London, Uk) on 12/14/2013
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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


Aspirin and Zinc
Posted by Tish (Toronto, On, XA) on 10/07/2010
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High fever: hello everyone, just a feedback, been down with a fever since monday, 103 is way high!!

I tried the egg whites didn't work, but now I know why cause it is a viral fever.

Tried ted's remedy, crushed the zinc tablet took it w/water also took asprin, well what do you know the fever is down to 100, and only did it once last nite and once this morning!! (my hubby is still wondering what i did! lol). So if its viral, egg white will not help. I'm sure it has worked for a lot of ppl.

My bronchitis was starting up so half lemon 1tab raw honey and icap ful of acv, stopped the bugger right away!! love my fav website "earthclinic".

EC: Tish is likely referring to Ted's aspirin cure on the Swine Flu page here: https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/swine-flu.html


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Samantha (Bc) on 04/04/2018
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I'm tending to get more frequent fevers, for whatever reason. I tried the AVC methods with the washcloths and this helped really quickly, within 20 minutes! First, I drank some ACV water, about 1 tablespoon in a large glass (maybe 2 cups?), hoping that it would speed things up. Then I got the 2 washcloths, wet them with water and wrung them out. I then poured a 50/50 mix of water + ACV onto them and wrung them out lightly.

I put one on my head and one on my stomach and lie down. Within 20 minutes the high temperature was gone! Thanks for this info!


Rubbing Alcohol
Posted by Stephanie (Wa) on 02/16/2018
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Not sure if regular rubbing alcohol is considered a natural cure but take a glass bowl and fill it up with cold water and then add ice cubes to the bowl of water and then take one cup or half the bottle a regular old rubbing alcohol that you can buy at the grocery store, I think it's like 70% isopropyl alcohol and add that to the bowl of water and ice cubes. Take some washcloths, probably like 3 to 5 of them, add them to the bowl of ice water and alcohol solution, then ring out the washcloth so they're not sopping wet and then add them depending on severity of temperature of fever add washcloth to high up on the inner thigh right where your thigh meets your pelvic bone area.

Then take two more washcloths from the from the bowl of water alcohol solution, ring them out slightly, and then place them under the underarms and then take the 1 remaining washcloths and place it on the forehead.

If fever still hasn't broke within 5 to 10 minutes, add more ice cubes to the water and quite a bit more rubbing alcohol to the bowl of solution washcloth and place them back on to the areas mentioned above. Continue till fever breaks, which should be quick but no longer than 30 minutes. I believe it almost every time guaranteed to break any fever. I've seen it work multiple times on different people ages ranging from 2 - 50 plus years old and it worked every time with fevers ranging from mild to severe 106 temp. And it worked almost instantaneously.


Potato
Posted by Beth (Chicago, IL) on 04/12/2008
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I had a rapidly rising fever last night that hit 103.1 and was only getting worse. Nothing was really bringing it down and my friend googled and found this website - since I had no egg whites, I opted for potato slices that I kept on my feet with socks.

Sure, I felt a little ridiculous and was reasonably sure that my fever had driven me to desperation and/or madness, but within two hours I was down to 99 degrees. So, there you have it, potatoes for fevers.


Potato
Posted by Rhonda (Clinton, OK) on 06/18/2007
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I had a fever this weekend and a friend told me about slicing potaotes and putting them inside your socks. So I tried it and it works. I will have to try the egg whites next.

Vicks
Posted by Jerry (Bowie, TX) on 02/02/2007
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I'was told about using vicks vapor rub to break a fever by some friends. my daughter was running a temp of 102.6 and tylenol nor motrin was working. desperate to get my girl feeling better i rubbed the vapor rub on her chest and on the bottom of her feet then covered them with her socks in the morning my baby girl had no fever and could breath much easier. try it and test it for yourself i am sure this will work.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Nick (DeWitt, MI) on 08/24/2006
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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.



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