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Fevers: Prevention


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1. Frequent washing of hands

The best way to prevent fevers is to limit your exposure to diseases which are infectious. One of the most helpful ways to do that is also one of the easiest: frequent hand washing. This should be done before eating, after using the toilet, spending time in a crowd or after petting animals. The individual should wash both the front and the back of his hands with soap, and then rinse them thoroughly under water. During traveling, one can carry hand sanitizers for using it at times when you do not have access to soap or water. The person affected with fever should cover their mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing so as to avoid spreading infectious diseases.

2. Cooking food properly

Cooking food properly is another measure to prevent fever. Food which is not cooked properly may retain some bacteria or virus which may result in stomach aches, culminating in fever. Food should also be stored properly. Cooked food should always be covered with a lid when kept in the refrigerator.

3. Limiting exposure

In order to prevent yourself from getting affected with fever, you should limit your exposure to people with infectious diseases. Coughs, colds, flu are some of the infectious diseases. Avoid meeting these people until they have fully recovered. Or else you can also get them.

4. Keep record of your immunizations

Numerous diseases have vaccines in order to prevent the people from getting infected with it. One should always keep a track of the current immunizations that they have undergone. This record should be reviewed annually by your physician so that the list is kept up to date. If you are traveling then you should contact your doctor who can suggest immunizations before you go for a trip.

5. Clean environment

Cleanliness of both home and work environment will help in preventing many diseases. Many viruses and bacteria spread due to unclean environments.

6. Do not share utensils

Utensils, cups should not be shared if they are not clean. The dirt in the utensils can be transferred to your stomach once you eat something on that unclean plate and ultimately you can be a victim of fever.

7. Do not use illegal drugs

Using illegal drugs may lead to altering one’s behavior and judgement. The use of the drugs can have a side effect on the person and the individual may fall sick.

8. Wear loose clothing for exercising

When an individual is working out, the person should wear loose clothing. The clothing should also be well hydrated. One should take frequent breaks in between working out so as to give the body to cool down. Once the workout is done, he should take half an hour’s rest before venturing out again.

9. Avoid over exposure to sun

Another way to prevent fevers is to avoid over exposure to the sun and one should also avoid getting sunstroke. Carrying an umbrella with you is a good way of keeping away the sun from you for long periods of time while you are traveling.

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