Valley Fever Symptoms: Causes And Natural Remedies For Valley Fever

Causes of Valley Fever

One of the main causes of valley fever is the inhalation of fungus spores present in the soil (generally in dry desert conditions).

Valley Fever Symptoms

  • You may think you are coming down with a cold when you are suffering from valley fever symptoms. The major symptoms relate to the respiratory system and it may start with a cough.
  • Feeling a little tired and run down, not having an appetite, and running a mild fever are common.
    A headache and a skin rash characterized by tiny reddish bumps are present.
  • In most cases there is no specific medical treatment to help the condition and it will usually work itself out within a week or so, similar to how a common cold plays out.
  • In weakened bodies where resistance is already low, the condition can develop into more critical situations like pneumonia, bone and joint afflictions, and possibly serious cardiac issues.

Natural Remedies for Valley Fever

  • Keeping the body hydrated and getting a nutritious diet are of utmost importance to preventing further complications.
  • Drink plenty of water, lots of fresh vegetables, and lean proteins. Keeping the immune system functioning at its highest level will be of great help. Vitamin C should be added to the diet.
  • Garlic intake seems to be one of the best natural remedies for valley fever and has been proven to be very effective for fighting this fungal illness.
  • Garlic is a powerful anti fungal. It also fights infection, decreases inflammation, and controls spasms naturally. The more you eat, the more effective it is.

Valley Fever Treatment

  • Treat the fever with antipyretics after doctor’s advice. That will also help in relieving general aches and pains.
  • Hopefully, with proper care and rest you will be fine. If fever persists, or appetite decreases and pain increases, contact the doctor for a thorough evaluation.


  1. Nancy said:

    The blood test the doctor took denotes I have Valley Fever. I have NO symptoms whatsoever. I work out at the gym 2/3 X a week/walk 45 min each morning and have energy to paint my living room. Therefore, I don’t like the idea of taking Fluconazole if it isn’t necessary.
    Could I pay attention to my diet/exercise, & lots of garlic to “beat it” that way?

    October 9, 2010
    • PUP said:

      Your immune system is good. You are not having any symptoms of any disease. You can pay full attention to your diet, exercise and garlics. But simultaneously keep a follow up with your doctor regarding the fever. The doctor may have prescribed the antifungal medicine with some idea, it is upon you to decide.

      October 11, 2010
  2. FN said:

    I was diagnosed with valley fever one and a half month back. I am now getting better, breathing better, hives are gone as are the night sweats, but the bottom of my feet and right Achilles tendon hurts, especially in the morning. Before the fever I exercised close to 5 hours a week and very much I want to get back. Should I start the biking, weight lifting, and running maybe just start with 2 and a half hours a week. What do you think? Will I makes matters worst, or is it okay to start?

    March 24, 2012

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