How to reduce excessive body temperature instantly.

Those who are drenched in sweat can only be called ‘men’ – it’s high time to forget this patriarchal notion because it’s not always your hard work that results in sweat; sometimes, it can be the malfunction of your body as well.

Body temperature is actually the ability of your body to generate heat. It is our hypothalamus and autonomic nervous system that is the guiding factor of the body temperature. As we all know, 98.6degree F is the average body temperature, but sometimes it can increase because of external heat, junk foods or some other factors. Firstly, we should talk about some possible reasons then about the steps to be taken to solve this problem.

Reasons behind increasing body temperature

If you have some inflammatory diseases like infection, this type of illness can cause a high fever. This is the indication of some malfunctions within your body. If you are suffering from thyroid disorders such as hyperthyroidism, your body temperature can increase rapidly. Not following a proper lifestyle or diet can cause a hike in body temperature. If you consume spicy food, meat, nuts and other high protein foods very frequently, it can cause heat stress. Consuming alcohol and drugs too much can also be the reason behind increasing body temperature.

How to reduce body temperature

Cold Foot Bath

A cold foot bath is an instant remedy to reduce your increasing body temperature. Pour cold water and some ice cubes in a bucket, place your feet in that, then sit and relax for about 20 minutes. Add some peppermint essential oil to have an extra cooling effect.

Coconut Water

Having coconut water can be one of the best remedies for heat stress. As it contains vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes, it is very effective to rehydrate and re-energize your body.

Changes in your food habits

Bring some changes in your food habits that will solve 80% of your physical problem. Are you a lover of spicy food? Then it’s quite sad for you because you must avoid these types of junk and processed food in order to control your body temperature. As our body requires a certain amount of protein every day, you have to take it, but the process of making it will be different.

Avoid alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

You need to avoid outside alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and start the habit of taking homemade beverages like lime water, buttermilk and many more. Try to use peppermint in your homemade beverages because it is high in menthol content which gives a cooling sensation to your body.

Cotton Clothes

Wearing simple cotton cloth and trying to keep yourself as hydrated as possible are some other possible solutions to manage your body temperature.

Heat stress can lead you to heatstroke, so it won’t be fruitful to take it lightly. Try to follow these preventive measures or consult physicians if it’s necessary.


Sohini is a journalism and mass communication enthusiast from Kolkata with an extreme interest in creative writing. Focused on entertainment, health and lifestyle, her stories could make your net surfing much more interesting.
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