When a child is suffering from fever, the first step is to stop feeding heavy foods. A child with fever should be immediately put on to easy-to-digest gruels (kanji). If the fever is caused by aggravation of Kapha (phlegm), rice (prepared from par-boiled grain) can be given instead of Kanji and hot water should be used for drinking. Where there is very high fever and there is no cold, cough or congestion, a cloth soaked in cold milk can be applied to the forehead. In case of headache, a warm paste of Rasnadi Choornam, a medicinal powder, can be applied on the forehead. In all fevers, fomentation with water boiled with medicinal herbs is useful. Rasnadi Choornam can also be used for fomentation.
more courses of antibiotics did not relieve her of her suffering. This condition is known as jeernajvara. For such persistent low grade fevers, milk is the ideal medicine. Milk boiled with medicinal herbs and medicated ghee work wonders in prolonged fevers.