What is a Fever?
Fevers can be intense, come on suddenly and startle both the child and the parent. In general, when the body temperature is above 100 degrees F, a fever is present.
Common Symptoms Associated with a Fever:
abdominal pain, ear ache, sore throat, cough, urinary symptoms
A little ( fever) physiology lesson:
One of the body’s first line of defense when combating a germ – bacteria or virus – is to produces a fever and literally burn out and kill the germ. A fever is not pleasant. The optimal temperature to kill an unwanted germ is between 102 and 103 degrees F; therefore, suppressing a fever is not always in our best interest. Many times parents will give a fever reducing drug, however, once that drug wears off, the body will again produce a fever – the body doesn’t want to get sick and a fever is its way of doing just that.
Instead of suppressing a fever, the best action is to let it run its course, while monitoring and supporting the body with natural remedies. In the long-term, a stronger immune system is developed and perhaps, prevent chronic diseases in the future.
Many times during a fever, one is not hungry. Digesting foods requires a great deal of energy and the body would rather use that energy to fight off the germs so if one is not hungry, do not force it. However, keeping hydrated is essential; to flush out the germs. Herbal teas and water infused with citrus are great options over plain water.
Homeopathic Belladonna 30c is extremely helpful. Take 3 pellets under the tongue, 3 times a day and away from food.
- Hydrotherapy Magic Socks is soothing, relaxing and helps with sleep. Watch the video below.
- Cool cloth to the head.
- Rub peppermint oil at temples.
Pearl explains in a vlog why the body gets a fever: Click here to watch.