NUTRITION IN FEVERS

NUTRITION IN FEVERS

Fever is elevation in the body temperature above the normal which may occur due to many causes like infection, inflammation or due to unknown causes.

These may be:

  1. Acute fevers: these are of short duration. Fevers accompanying infections like colds, influenza, chicken pox, tonsillitis, pneumonia, typhoid, malaria. They last for few days to few hours.

  2. Chronic fever – they lasts for longer duration like several days to several months. E.g. tuberculosis.

Dietary management

  • As the person is acutely ill and anorexic, a high energy, high protein, full fluid diet is recommended in the beginning.

  • Energy requirements increase by almost 50% since the BMR of the body increases. Hence higher calories are given depending on the person.

  • Small meals are given at frequent intervals of 2-3 hours.

  • Sufficient intake of salt and fluids should be ensured.

  • As soon as the fever comes down, a bland, low fiber, soft diet which is easily digested should be given.

  • Well cooked, well mashed, sieved semisolid foods like khichdi, rice with curd, kheers, and custard may be given.

  • As the condition improves larger meals may be given.

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