Viral fever affects anybody: Symptoms, treatment and prevention


NEW DELHI: All of you have needed to know about the viral disease. We are going to explain below about Symptoms, treatment and prevention of viral fever.

A viral infection can affect several parts of the body, including, the heart muscle, intestine, lungs, and airways, etc. Viral fever is a dangerous disease from which anybody can die by such type of disease.

Viral fever can affect anyone, but children and old people are more susceptible to it due to lowered immunity. Generally, such type of disease affects in the winter season.

Viral fever can be transmitted from one person to another – the virus is spread when an infected person sneezes or coughs. Viral infections can be also a result of intake of contaminated food or water.
Some of the viral infections can be spread sexually or by direct inoculation into the blood stream.

  1. Symptoms
    Low or high fever
    Sore or itchy throat
    Runny nose
    Nasal congestion
    Red and watery eyes
    Muscle and joint pains
    Skin rashes

2. Treatment

Treatment is symptomatic with the use of antipyretic and analgesic drugs. It may be noted that viruses cannot be killed by antibiotics. Besides medications, people suffering from viral fever are advised bed rest and adequare fluid intake.

Most people tend to self medicate, which can be dangerous. Do not self-medicate, but visit a doctor if you notice symptoms like high fever with chills or one that won’t go away with medication.

3. Prevention
It is difficult to prevent viral fevers since they occur as epidemics of infection depending on their mode of spread. However, you can reduce your risk of getting viral infections by taking some preventive measures, such as, washing your hands thoroughly with soaps and water, avoiding crowded places, not touching your face – mouth, nose, eyes – without washing your hands, having warm and home cooked food.