In most cases, you get a fever when a foreign pathogen attacks the body causing inflammation and fever. The immune system of the body expends energy to fight off harmful pathogens and other disease causing substances that enter the body. When the immune system is working against the pathogens (bacteria, viruses), it effectively is able to fight the illness but is often left compromised and leaves one fatigued and drained.
The recovery period that follows is extremely important and here are some easy ways to ward off the weakness post recovery:
1 . Add More Probiotics To Your Diet
-The medications prescribed during a fever helps to ward off the infection and alongside also rips off the beneficial pathogens from the body. This often leads to loss of appetite and loose motions even though the fever is gone.
-You can replenish the lost good bacteria by taking probiotic supplements or eating foods like yoghurt and sauerkraut. These act as natural probiotics and contain the healthy bacteria that are normally present in the gut.
2 . Increase Your Fluid Intake
-During fever, the body loses electrolytes and eventually increases fatigue. To compensate the loss, add more fluids to your diet to assure that the body is well hydrated. You may also add oral rehydration salts to the drinking water to replenish the lost electrolytes.
-Make sure you drink at least 7-8 glasses of water. Also, you may alter plain water intake with other healthy drinks such as coconut water, buttermilk and fresh fruit juices. These health drinks shall help to get you the adequate dose of water as well as electrolytes naturally.
3 . Cut Down On Sugar
-Post an illness, we often look out for options that shall taste good to our tongue more than the body. However, for recovery, it is important to restrain these temptations.
–Avoid foods that are high in sugar as it inhibits the functioning immune system and can make the recovery process harder.
4 . Get A Sound Sleep
-Fever leaves one uncomfortable and deprived of energy and stamina. It often interferes with your sleep cycle. But, it is important to note that an adequate amount of rest is essential for rapid recovery.
-Make sure you get at least 7-8 hours of undisturbed sleep every day. Avoid intake of caffeinated drinks such as coffee as they will disrupt your sleep cycle. A sound sleep is essential for the body to recuperate and get back to the daily schedule.
5 . Maintain Basic Hygiene
-Since your immune system is a compromised post an illness, the body is susceptible to other infections and illnesses. To avert such bouts of infections, avoid using public washrooms.
-Make sure you wash your hands frequently and keep hand sanitizers handy. Avoid eating out for a week’s time atleast to thin the chances of an infection.
6 . Feed Your Self-Well
-For a speedy recovery, it is important that irrespective of whether your taste buds relish the food or not, make sure you feed yourself well. Eat a hearty breakfast and not miss other major meals such as lunch and dinner.
-Instead also add mid meals to your overall diet. Include lots of fruits, vegetables and plenty of protein-rich pulses that aid the recovery process.