A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Fever
I had a question the other day about fevers.
A fever isn’t by itself an illness.
It’s usually a symptom of an underlying condition, usually an infection.
Fever is usually associated with physical discomfort, and most people feel better when a fever is treated.
There are many non-infectious causes of fever.
Fever is generally not considered dangerous, but it can cause dangerous rises in body temperature.
In children with fever, symptoms like lethargy, fussiness, poor appetite, sore throat, cough, ear pain, and diarrhea are important to tell your doctor about.
If you have an infant younger than 4 months old with a rectal temperature of 100.4F or above, you should immediately seek medical attention because it could be a sign of a potentially dangerous situation.
Also seek medical attention if your child has a fever above 104F.
Seek medical attention right away if your child has a fever and:
>Looks very sick.
>Is drowsy or very fussy.
>Has a weakened immune system or other medical problems.
>Has a seizure.
>Has other symptoms like rash, sore throat, headache, stiff neck, or earache.
Seek medical attention if the fever lasts more than 1 day in a child less than 2 years old or lasts more than 3 days in a child age 2 or older.
Fever is a natural defense mechanism of your body.
Heat encourages white blood cell activity and provides an “unfriendly” environment for pathogens.
Depending on your age, physical condition, and the cause of your fever, you may or may not need medical treatment for the fever alone.
To deal with a fever not requiring medical treatment, it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily (it hydrates and flushes toxins).
*To bring a high fever down, use catnip tea enemas twice daily. These also relieve constipation and congestion, which keep fever up.
*Catnip tea with dandelion, taken in tea or extract form, is good for lowering fever.
*Elderberry tea and hot steam baths may help.
*You can make a poultice from echinacea root to lower fever (don’t take echinacea for longer than 3 months, and don’t use if allergic to ragweed).
*Get plenty of rest.
*Avoid radical changes in atmospheric temperature.
*Drink plenty of water, broths, and juices, but avoid solid food until the fever breaks.
*While feverish, avoid taking any supplements that contain iron or zinc.
*Take cool sponge baths. Don’t use rubbing alcohol to cool off.
*To induce sweating, which may shorten the length of the fever, wrap up in a warm blanket or robe for 20 minutes. Replace lost fluids as soon as you can.
*It should be noted that lowering a fever isn’t always the best thing to do for an otherwise healthy adult. As long as a fever doesn’t get too high (above 102 degrees F), let it run its course. It helps to fight infection and eliminate toxins.
*Never give aspirin to a child with a fever.
*Decrease exposure to toxic products (cleaners, laundry, personal care, etc.)
*Become educated regarding all views and possible side effects of any vaccinations or flu shots.
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