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7 Ways To Treat A Fever Naturally

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ILikeMathJustAboutAsMuchAsThe
NextMom
Countingbabytoes,penniesandthenumberoftimesMicahsayssooopooon
(spoon)inadayallgoodstuff!Butwhenitcomestomykidshealth,mathrarely
factorsin.Why?BecauseIwatchthem,notthenumbers.Thisisespeciallytrue
withfevers.
Imnotalone,either.AccordingtoDr.HannahChowJohnsonpediatricianat

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Imnotalone,either.AccordingtoDr.HannahChowJohnsonpediatricianat
LoyolaUniversityHealthSystemandassistantprofessorofpediatricsatLoyola
UniversityChicagoStritchSchoolofMedicinenumbersmaynotbeas
significantaswetendtothink.
Mymostfrequentcallsarefromworriedparentswhowanttoknowhowhigh
istoohighofafever.Whatmanyparentsdontrealizeisthatoften,feversare
theirchildsfriend.
....Feverscanactuallyhelpyourchildrecovermorequickly,especiallyifhe
orsheisbattlingaviralillness...Ioftenwishthermometershadagaugethat
readeitherfeverornofever.Thatwoulddefinitelyhelpparentswhoworryif
theirchildhasafeverthatstoohigh.
LoyolaMedicine:ThatFeverMightBeYourChildsFriend
Heresavideofromanotherpediatrician,Dr.WendySueSwanson,which
explainsmore:*

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POPULAR POSTS
CanIjustsaythatILOVEthesewomen??PersonallyIdavoidtheuseoffever
reducersifpossiblehereisoneofthemanyreasonswhybutIamstill**this**
closetosendingthemadozenorchids.Regardingwhenfeversmayneedthe
attentionofapediatrician,hereswhatDr.Swansonhastosay:
Themaintakehomeisnottotreatfeverperse,butyourchild.Thereisno
reasontomakeafeverdisappearifyourchildisotherwiseactingwell,playful,
andstayinghydrated.Butdoknowtherearesomefeversthatdorequirea
visitwiththepediatricians.Itsimportanttoseekcarewhenfeverpersistsafter
3daysininfantsandchildren,anyfeverinababy3montholdorless,andif
feverisover104degrees.

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AndhereswhatDr.ChowJohnsonhastosay:
Feversaresafe.Afeveristhebodyswayofcontrollingitsimmuneresponse.
Yourchildsbodyiscontrollingthetemperatureanditsgoingtofluctuateno
matterwhatyoudo.Dontawakenachildfromadeepsleeptogive
medicationsforthefever.Sleepismoreimportant.
Takeoraltemperatureswhenpossibleandrectaloneswhennot.Ear,sticker,
pacifierandtemporalarterythermometersarenotreliable.Sticktoagood,old
fashioneddigitalthermometerforthebestaccuracy.Asfarashowfrequently
afeverneedstobechecked,onceadayissufficient.
Thereisnotamaximumnumberonthethermometerthatmeansgotothe
emergencyroom,unlessyourchildstopsdrinking,urinatingorresponding
well.Butifchildrenaredoingallthree,parentscanmonitorthemfromhome.
Yourgoalshouldbeyourchildscomfort,notreducingthefever.Begenerous
withfluids,icechipsandpopsicles.Dresschildreninlightclothingandgive
tepidbathstohelpcoolthemdown.Dontuserubbingalcoholasthiscanbe
absorbedintotheskin.Givefeverreducersonlyifyourchildfeels
uncomfortable,notsolelytoreducethetemperature.Anddontalternatefever
reducingmedications,asthiscouldleadtooverdosingorexcessivemedication
thatyourchilddoesntneed.

Therearetimesyoushouldseekmedical
attentionwhenyourchildhasafever,suchas:

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attentionwhenyourchildhasafever,suchas:
Achildwhoislessthan8weeksoldandhasafeverof100.4degreesorhigher
shouldbeseenbyaphysicianimmediately
Achildwhoisundergoingchemotherapyorhasacompromisedimmune
system
Ifthereisnoclearsourceforthechildsfever(nocough,runnynoseorknown
pain)andthefeverhaslastedfor23days
Ifafeverlastsformorethan5days,seeaphysician,evenifyourchildlooks
well.
LoyolaMedicine:ThatFeverMightBeYourChildsFriend(emphasismine)
Ahhh,Imswooning!Andthebestpartisshesnotalone:Anotherpediatrician,Dr.
NatashaBurgert,saysprettymuchtheexactsamething.
ThereisnonumberonathermometerthatrequiresatriptotheEmergency
Department.Nope,noteven104Fdegrees.Withveryspecificexceptions,
kidsdonothavetomaintainanormaltemperatureduringtimesofillness.
(Fever:5FactsYouShouldKnow)

AmericanAcademyOfPediatricsIssues
NewAdviceOnFevers
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ABOUT ME

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ABOUT ME

Parentshavebeentoldforgenerationsthatahighfevercanbedangerousto
kids.Ifyoudontgetyourchildsfeverdown,youllruntheriskoffrying
braincells,doctorshavewarned.
ButnowtheAmericanAcademyofPediatricianshasturnedthatconventional
wisdomonitshead.AnewreportpublishedthismonthinPediatricsstates
thatnotonlyistherenoneedtobringdownafeverinanotherwisehealthy
child,butthereisadownsidetotreatingafeveritcanprolongtheillness
thatoriginallysparkedthehightemperatures.
Theonlyreasontotreatafeveristomakeachildmorecomfortable,aco
authorofthereportsaid.Inanormalchildtheresnosettemperatureatwhich
youdneedtotreatafever,saidDr.JaniceSullivan,aprofessorofpediatrics
andpediatriccriticalcareattheUniversityofLouisville.Ourrecommendation
isprimarilytotreatdiscomfortassociatedwithanillnessratherthanthefever
itself.So,whenchildrenareuncomfortableorcrying,thenyoushouldtreat
themwithmedication.
Sullivanandhercolleaguesscrutinizedstudiesonfeversandfoundthatthere
wasnoevidencethatafeverbyitselfcouldharmachildunlessthechild
wasundertheageof3monthsorhadheartproblems.Infact,theresearchers
determinedthatbringingfeversdowncouldactuallyprolongillness.Thats
becausefeversareoneofthebodyslinesofdefenseagainstviruses,
Sullivanexplained.

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Studiesdoneinchildrenwithchickenpox,forexample,foundthatchildren
whosefeverswerenttreatedhadaboutadaylessthattheywereconsidered
contagiouscomparedtothosewhoweretreated,shesaid.

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contagiouscomparedtothosewhoweretreated,shesaid.

Mommypotamus

NewAdviceOnFevers:RideItOut
ThisremindsmeoftheAmericanAcademyofPediatricsupdatedstanceonear
infections.Newdatasuggeststhattheyreoftenmisdiagnosed,andtheold
methodoftreatingearacheswithantibioticsmayhaveactuallycausedan
increaseinactualearinfections.(source)TheAmericanAcademyofPediatrics
nowrecommendsawaitandseeapproachinstead,acknowledgingthatmostof
thetimeitsbesttoletsmallillnessesruntheircourse.Herearesomenatural
remediesmanyparentshavefoundhelpfulforearaches.ButImgettingofftopic
herebacktofevers!

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WhatAboutFebrileSeizures?
Oneofthemostcommonobjectionstolettingachildrideoutafeverseemstobe
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Oneofthemostcommonobjectionstolettingachildrideoutafeverseemstobe
concernoverfebrileseizures.Herearetwothingsworthconsideringwhen
weighingthatconcern:

1.Febrileseizuresarenotconsideredharmful.
AccordingtotheRoyalChildrensHospitalInMelbourne,Mostchildrenwithfever
sufferonlyminordiscomfort,however1in30willhaveafebrileconvulsionatone
timeoranother.Thisusuallyhappensbetweentheagesof6monthsand6years.
Febrileconvulsionsarenotharmfultoyourchildanddonotcausebraindamage.
Theyare,however,quiteupsettingtoparentstowitness.
Mostchildrenwithfebrileconvulsionsonlyeverhaveonefit.Somechildrenwill
haveoneormoreseizures,usuallyduringillnesseswhichcauseafever.Thereis
noincreasedriskofepilepsyinchildrenwhohavefebrileconvulsions.
Whilethatstrueforsimplefebrileseizures(whichlastthan15minutes),the
EpilepsyFoundationdoeslistthreeriskfactorswhichmayincreasetheriskof
developingepilepsylateron:
Riskfactorsforlaterepilepsyinclude:
Abnormaldevelopmentbeforethefebrileseizure.
Complexfebrileseizures:Thesearedefinedasseizuresthatlastlongerthan
15minutes,morethanoneseizurein24hours,orseizuresinwhichonlyone
sideofthebodyisaffected.
Seizureswithoutfeverinaparentorabrotherorsister.
Ifthechildhasnoneoftheseriskfactors,thechancesoflaterepilepsyare
justaboutthesameasforanyotherchild.(emphasismine)
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Inotherwords,thelikelihoodofdevelopingepilepsyonlyincreasesifthechild
wasdevelopingabnormallypriortothefebrileseizure,thefebrileseizurewas
complex,orthechildhasaclosefamilymemberwhosuffersfromseizuresthat
arenotrelatedtoafever.

2.Givingfeverreducersmayactuallyinducea
febrileseizure.
Febrileseizuresareassociatedwitharapidchangeinbodytemperatureineither
direction.(source)Manyparentshavereportedthattheirchildexperienceda
febrileseizureafterreceivingafeverreducingmedication.Thissuggeststhatin
somecases,feverreducersmaybringthefeverdowntooquicklyandcausea
febrileseizure.Also,theresanotherwayfeverreducersmaytriggerfebrile
seizures.AccordingtoAmyLove,NTP,CGP,CILC,feverreducerscanCAUSE
thefebrileseizuresbecausetheysuppressthebodysattempttocreateafever,
andsoithastotryharder,thuscausingahigherfever(thatrisesfaster),calleda
reboundfever.

Sowhatarefebrileseizures?
Thoughthemechanismisconsideredunknown,newresearchmayofferclues.
Accordingtothisstudy,febrileseizuresmayberelatedtothefunctionofcalcium
channelswithinthebody.Weknowthatcalciumchannelsaretemperature
sensitive,andsomeexpertstheorizethatpartofthefunctionofafeveristo
activatecalciumchannels,whichinturnactivateswhitebloodcellsthatmountan
immuneresponse.Oneretrospectivestudyspeculatesthatsomesimplefebrile
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seizuresmayinsomecasesactuallybeahypocalcaemicconvulsionsdueto
vitaminDdeficiencymasqueradingasasimplefebrileseizure.Inotherwords,if
anindividualiscalciumdeficientwhenafeverstimulatesthecalciumchannels,it
mightcausesomeepisodescategorizedassimplefebrileseizures.Anotherstudy
foundthatirondeficiency/anemiaisariskfactorforfebrileseizures.Again,thisis
justspeculation,butweregoingtorevisitthisideainthehomeremedysectionso
Iwantedtomentionit.

HowToTreatAFeverNaturally
Sofeversarentscaryandweshouldwatchthechildinsteadofthethermometer,
butdoesthatmeanwecandonothingtohelpourchildren(orourselves)bemore
comfortable?Ofcoursenot!Herearesomehomeremediesthatarethoughtto
supportimmunefunctionandincreasecomfortlevelsduringafever.

#1~Calcium
AccordingtoDr.BernardJensen,oneofthemainfunctionsofafeveristopull
ionizablecalciumoutofthebonesanddrawitintothebloodwhereitisusefulfor
fightinginfections.(source)Theprocessmaybepartofwhatmakesusfeelachy,
andsomecareproviderssuggestgivingthebodywhatitneedswithoutrequiring
ittowithdrawfromthebank.Someexpertbelievethatcalciumworkswiththe
fevertomakeitmoreeffective,whichmayreduceillnessduration.Onesmall
studyofpatientswithdenguefeverdidfindthatsupplementationwithcalciumand
vitaminD(whichassistswithcalciumabsorption)reducedthedurationandoverall
symptomsoftheillness.Calciumisbestobtainedfromfood,butitcanalsobe
obtainedthroughsupplements.Calciumcitratemalateandcalciumorotateare
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thoughtobetwoofthemostbioavailableforms.(VitaminDmayalsobehelpful
forincreasingabsorption)

#2BoneBroth
ItseemsthatGrandmawasrightafterallchickensoupisgoodformorethan
justthesoul.Thoughsomehavethoughtthatthecomfortassociatedwithchicken
soupwasaplaceboeffect,researchpublishedinCHEST:TheJouralofthe
AmericanCollegeofChestPhysicians,suggeststhatchickensoupmaycontain
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anumberofsubstanceswithbeneficialmedicinalactivity.
Severalcomponentsofbrotharethoughttobebeneficial,buttheonethathas
beenmoststudiesiscartilage.InNourishingBroth,SallyFallonMorellandDr.
KaaylaDanieldetailresearchwhichsuggeststhatcartilagesupportshealthy
immunefunctionbystimulatingjustabouteverytimeofwhitebloodcellthebody
needstomountastrongdefenseagainstunwantedmicrobes.(page95)
Ofcourse,itsalsorichinbioavailablecalcium,whichasIjustmentionedislikely
tobebeneficialaswell.
Ifyourenotsurewheretostart,heresaneasytutorialonmakingbonebrothina
slowcooker.

#3Gelatin
Anothercomponentofbonebrothisgelatin,whichmaymakeskinlookmore
youthful,supportdigestion,improvesleep,andsupportimmune
function.InNourishingBroth,MorellandDr.Danielmentionthatresearchonthe
benefitsofgelatinforimmunefunctionislimitedandsometimescontradictory,but
theysuggestthatthismaybeduetodifferencesintherawmaterialsusedto
makethegelatin.Gelatincanbederivedfromseveralanimalswithdifferent
methodssomeusejustthehide,someusethehideandcartilage,andsome
gelatinstudiesactuallyusedisolatedcompoundsfoundwithingelatinglycine
forexample.
Onestudydidfindthatgelatinstimulatesphagocytosis,theprocessbywhicha
cellsurrounds,engulfs,andeatsmicroorganismsandcellulardebris.(page
96)However,thatsnotthereasonIincludedithere.Whetherornotitbenefits
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immunefunctiondirectly,itsaverysoothing,easilydigestiblesourceof
nourishment.IfIdidnthaveaccesstohomemadebonebroth,Iddissolvethis
grassfedgelatininhotchamomileteaorthisoneincoldwater.

#4HerbalInfusion
Certainherbs,suchaselderflowerandyarrow,arethoughttobenefitimmune
function.InthispostMeganVisser,RN,showyouhowtomakeanherbalinfusion
thatyoucaneitherdrinkormakeintoasmoothiepop.(Thesmoothiepopis#8on
thislist.)

#5AppleCiderVinegar
Whathappensif/whenwefeelitstimetotrytobringthefeverdown?Applecider
vinegarisanoldremedyusedbygrandmothersandgreatgrandmothersthatis
thoughttodrawoutthefeverpeoplestillswearbyit!Soakacouple
washclothsindilutedapplecidervinegar(1partvinegarand2partswater),then
placethemontheforeheadandtummy,oraddacuptoawarmbath.Some
peoplealsosoakaclothinandwrapitaroundthesolesofthepatientsfeet.

#6~EggWhites
Accordingtosome,anotherwaytogentlycooldownistosoakapairofsocksin
eggwhitesandputthemonthepatient.Foralessmessyversion,soakpaper
towelsineggwhitesandplacethemonthebottomofthefeet,thencoverwith
socks.Replacethesocks/papertowelswhentheydryout.Mostpeoplereportthat
theyseeresultsfromthismethodveryquicklyanywherefrom10minutestoan
hour.Ifeggwhitescannotbeusedduetofoodsensitivitiesonionsorshredded
potatocanbeused.
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potatocanbeused.

#7~WarmBath
Acoldbathcanshockthebodyintotryingtoraisetheinternalthermostateven
more,butawarmtoextrawarmbath(dependingoncomfortlevel)maybe
helpful,especiallywhenacupofapplecidervinegarismixedin.

BonusRemedyHerbalFreezerPops
Theseherbalfreezerpopssupportimmunefunctionandhelpkeepachild
hydratedduringafever.Gettherecipe.

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Wantmoreinfo?TreatingFeversNaturallyisavery
guidewrittenbyMeaganVisser,anR.N.withaholistic
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guidewrittenbyMeaganVisser,anR.N.withaholistic
perspectiveonfevers.Itincludesalotofgreatinfoand
recipesforkeepingkidscomfortableduringafever.

So,ThereYouGo!
Imnotagainstscales,statistics,thermometersandall
thoseotherthingsmamasaresupposedtobefondof.I
totallyusescalestomakesoap,statisticstoanalyzethe
likelihoodthatDaddypotamuswillmakeupforthefactthathewillbetravelingon
ouranniversary(sourcessayYES!).Andthermometers...ohhowIlovethemto
makemarshmallows!AndsometimesIusethemonmykids,too.
Ifbychancethatthermometerstartssettingoffalarmbellsforme,youcanbetmy
housewillbestinkinglikeagarlicomelettewithvinegarontheside!

Haveyoueverusedanaturalremedytoreduce
afever?Howdiditworkforyou?

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FEVERNATURALLY
MARKREADVIAFB

December30,2013at5:53am
fryingbraincells?neverheardofsuchstupidstuff..
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2.5WAYSTOTREATAFEVERNATURA|QUOTES~WORDTHATSPEAKS
December31,2013at9:22am
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January4,2014at10:42am

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RawAppleCiderVinegarworked!ForChristmas,myniecegave
everyoneabadcold.Everyoneelseslowgradefeverwentawayaftera
coupledayswhilemydaughters(shes2.5yrsold)wasgoingintoday
4.ShewasnthavingthevinegaronherforeheadandtummysoIjust
rubbedasoakedclothontherefeetforabout20minutes.Itsbeen24
hoursandnofeversince.Amazing!
Somethingelsethathasneverfailedusisthiscoughremedy.Ifyou
haveacoughthatiskeepingyouawake,rubTeaTreeTherapy
EucalyptusChestRub(orwhateverchestrubbrandyoulike)onyour
feetandputsockson.Within20to30minutes,youwillbeoutand
wontcoughallnight.Seriouslyhasworkedonmyentirefamilyevery
time.
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4.MYHIPPIEHAPPYLISTSMALLBIRDSTUDIOS
January6,2014at11:29pm
[]TreatingafevernaturallyIusedthegarlicfootpasteandalsotheapplecidervinegarmethodonthelittlesinthepast
fewweeks/monthsandtheyeachworkedwonders.IwantedtojumpupanddownthatIdidnthavetopulloutany
meds!![]
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January13,2014at4:53am
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SoIfoundyourarticalandIamabelieverinnaturalhealing,buttotally
believethatmedshavetheirplace.Igetsooverwhelmedwithinfo.
Theressomuchoutthereonnatualhealing,herbs,oiletc.whatisa
goodbeginnerresource.Somethingtodrawfromwhenyouhavebasic
healthwellnessquestionsforafamily.Iwenttomyherbstoreandthey
recommendedanencyclopedia!!Imnottryingtobecomeadr.ButI
wouldliketoknowthebasicstrengthsofgarlicanditsusesorhow
peppermintoilcanhelpreduceafever.Idontwantalibraryone
goodbook???
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LAINEE

June25,2015at9:55pm
Pleaselookintoanyformofpeppermintbeforeusingitfora
smallchild,especiallyababy.Itcausesseizures,brain
damage,orworse.
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6.PITOCINVS.OXYTOCIN:CRITICALDIFFERENCESTHATAFFECTLABOR|THE
MOMMYPOTAMUS|

January25,2014at1:19pm
[]benefitsofafever,andwordisoutthatsomesunscreensaccelerateagingandcancer?(source1,2,[]
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7.FEVER|PEARLTREES
January30,2014at6:28pm
[]5WaysToTreatAFeverNaturally[]
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8.150USESFORCOCONUTOIL|LIVELOVEFRUIT
February18,2014at7:21pm
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EVE

March5,2014at12:15am
Terrificpost!Iwillbetryingafewofthistipsonmysicktoddler,Igotta
sayIwasfreakingoutabitbecauseIdontwanttotakehertothe
hospitalunlessshehastogo,dontwannagiveheranyunneded
medicineseither
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March11,2014at9:50am
Thisdesignisincredible!Youmostcertainlyknowhowtokeepareader
amused.
Betweenyourwitandyourvideos,Iwasalmostmovedtostartmyown
blog(well,almostHaHa!)
Wonderfuljob.Ireallyenjoyedwhatyouhadtosay,andmorethanthat,
howyoupresented
it.Toocool!
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AMANDA

May2,2014at1:36am
Iknowthisisalatereply,butafteroursonhadatempof105tonight,
DHgotpanickyandwentoutandboughtTylenoljusttohaveiton
hand.Wearentgoingtowakehimupjusttogiveittohim,andnow,
afterreadingthis,Ireallywishwedidntspendthemoney.Iusually
listentomyinnermommyandIreallywishthatIhadreadthis
BEFOREgoingtothestore!Ithinkifhewakesupagain,Illtrythe
vinegarremedyfirst.Thankyouforthispost,asitsoothedthatvoice
insidemyheadthatpanicked.
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12.THOUGHTSONHEALTHANDHEALTHYLIVING|WORDSOFAWIFE
May19,2014at9:43am

[]Weoptforessentialoilsandhomeopathicremedieswhenwearesickandhavelearnedthata100degreefever
doesnotcallforadoseofTylenolorIbuprofen,butthatisanothertopic.[]
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13.BABYWITH102TEMPERATURE!NEWPARENTSYNDROME
June24,2014at3:22pm
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14.5BLOGPOSTSTHATHELPEDMEKEEPMYCOOL|CHAMOMILECREEK
July23,2014at3:36pm
[]ThispostwrittenbyMommypotamusgives5naturalremediestotreatafever.Ididntuseanyofthese,butwas
consideringusingtheeggwhiteorgarlicpastemethodifhisfeverdidntdropbyacertaintime.Thankfully,hisfever
droppedadegreeinanhourandIjustletitrunitscoursewiththeaidofessentialoils.[]
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LISA

July23,2014at10:30pm
Thankyouforthisarticle.
Doyouknowthedosagetouseforcalciumlactateforchildren?I

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Doyouknowthedosagetouseforcalciumlactateforchildren?I
cannotfindanyguidelinesanywhere,eventhoughitisrecommended
onmanywebsites.
Thankyou,
Lisa
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CAROLYN

October8,2014at7:08am
iamstrugglingwiththisasmysonhashadafeverforbasically3days
nowweareofficallyonthe3rdday.Ihavenotbeenabletogetoff
workyetsomyMILhasbeengivinginfantadviland/ortylenolanditis
justkillingme.itgotupto104+yesterdayandimeanonceitsthathigh,
idontknowwhatelsetodobesidesgototheERorloadhimuponthe
meds.weendedupcallinganurselineandtheyweremoreworried
abouthiscoughthanthefeversanywayandthenursewassayingthe
feverishisbodyswaytofightoffhisvirus(thankgoodnessshesaid
thatcausethatshowifeeltoo!)butitjustscaresmesobad.Ihate
feelinghimatnightandhimbeingsuperhot.ibrokedownandgave
himanotherdoseoftheinfantadvilafewhoursagoandhisfeverdid
godown.itwasupinthe103swhenIdidthat.Wehaveadrappt
tomorrowforhiswellbabybutwemighthavetogointodaysinceits
beengoingonforafewdays.iamjustdiscouraged.ihategivinghim
allthatmedicinebutsinceIamnottheretotakecareofhimalldayI
dontknowwhatelsetodo.Itoldhertojustwaitoffonitifheisina
goodmoodandifitsnottoohigh,likearound102orlower.itjustkeeps
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goodmoodandifitsnottoohigh,likearound102orlower.itjustkeeps
fluctuatingsomuch.wehavethatstupidenterovirus68goingaround
here ihopeitsnotthat.wishmeluck!
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LIZ

October21,2014at2:37pm
My11modaughterhadafever101102witharunnynoseforafew
days.Shewasdefinatelyuncomfortable,Ikeptherhydratedwithwater,
coconutwaterandgaveheradoseoftylenolatnightsoshecouldget
somerest.Onemorningshewokeupwithwhatlookedtobeablack
eye,longstoryshortshehadasinusinfection.Notfun.Theantibiotics
workedimmediately,withtheblackeyesymptomgoingawayin24
hours.Herpediatricianrecommendsdailyprobioticsfromage2months
soshesbeenonthemforawhile.Shegotdiarrheafromthethe
antibiotics,whichthencausedabaddiaperrash.Diaperrashisstill
hereamonthlater.Herperrecommendedtheusualtostartwithzinc
andaquaphor,whenthisdidnotworkshesaidtotrylamisilthiswasto
harshandcausedthetoplayerofherskintopeeloflikeasunburn,so
persaidtotryoverthecounterhydrocortisonefortheitching,helpeda
bitbutnotenough.Afterthisthepedsaidsheexhaustedherusualrecs
sotoseeapediatricdermatologist.Sheputheronastrongersteroid
cream,didntreallywork,calledherbackandsheprescribedsomething
similartomonistatfinallylooksbetter!Youneverwin,IwishIcould
alwaystreatwithnaturalstuffsothesesideeffectsdidnotcomeup.
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TIFFANY

June11,2015at9:28pm
Ifyougetabaddiaperrashagainthatyoujustcantkill,ask
thedoctoprescribenyastatin(spelling?)Iknowanother
nameforitisnystop.Itsisapowderandworkedwondersfor
us.MydaughtergotabadoneafterantibioticsandInormally
useddesitinpluscornstarchontopanditalwaysworked.Not
thistime.ButafterIusedthenystopitwasalmostcompletely
betterthenextmorning!
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SALLY

November13,2014at4:28pm
Ourpediatricianalwaystellsusthatifachildisgoingtoseizewitha
fevertheywillseizewhetheritis101or104.Nomagicnumber.We
havealwaysusedUndadropstomakeourkidsmorecomfortablebut
neversupressthefever.
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ARTHANA

December26,2014at8:14pm
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Definitelydonotusegarlicthatwayovernight.Iknewanherbology
studentwhotrieditthewayitswrittenabove(overnightanddirectlyon
theskin)andthegarlictooksomuchskinoffthatthehospitalhadto
treatitasanopenburn.
Ifyouwanttousegarlicpaste,applyalayerofthickoil(oliveorcoconut
isfine)thenalayerofgauze/cloth,thenalayerofgarlicpasteanda
finallayerofgauzeoverthat.AndIwouldonlyleaveitonforacouple
hourseventhen.
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DEBBIE

March13,2015at3:45pm
Ihavetodisagreewithyouaboutfebrileseizures.THEYAREVERY
DANGEROUS.Myfatherhadthem.IhadthemwhenIwaslittleon
numerousoccasionsandallmychildrenhavehadthem.Thesewere
broughtonbyahighfeverthatcameonallofasudden.Mymiddle
daughterquitbreathingseveraltimesbeforegettingtotheER,while
shewasintheERandonherwaybyambulancetoanotherhospital.
Weweretoldthesewerebroughtonmyalowfevertolerance.
Thankfully,wealloutgrewthembutweareverycarefulwithanyofour
smallchildren.
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HEATHER

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HEATHER

March14,2015at12:05pm
HiDebbie,asapointofclarificationitisnotmethatsaid
febrileseizuresarenotharmful,buttheRoyalChildrens
HospitalinMelbourne.BasedonwhatIvereadfromother
experts,itismyunderstandingthatwhilefebrileseizuresare
notharmful,theillnesscausingthefevercaninsomecases
causeharm.Ifallworksproperly,ourbodiesfightoffthe
illness.However,sometimesourbodiesneedhelp.WhenI
askedmypediatricianifusingafeverreducerwouldhelpmy
childfightandillnessbetter,hesaidthatitwouldnot.He
encouragedmetowatchmychildandtobringhiminifhe
showedanyofthesignsmentionedbyDr.ChowJohnson.
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MARGO

July10,2015at3:46pm
AtDebbie:wedonthaveanyoneinfamilywithfebrile
seizures,butmydtrhasthemnowwhenherfevereither
SUDDENLYgoeshighorlow.Seizuresarenotdangerous,
however,itdoesmatterhowlongchildishavingaseizure.
Thelessthebetter.WhenIlookedatherwhileshewas
seizing,itdoeslookasifsheisbreathingunevenlyand
maybepausesherbreathing,inanycase,itisbettertohave
aplanandbeprepared.BTW,mydtrwashavingseizures
aboutanhourafterIgaveherTylenolsothosemedsdont
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aboutanhourafterIgaveherTylenolsothosemedsdont
reallymakeanydifference..
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JEN

April9,2015at2:36pm
Ihatecominginlatetotheconversation,butIreallywantedtowrite
this,justincasesomeoneseesit,especiallytheauthor.
Mostofthisarticleisfantastic,andneededtobesaid.
However,youneedtoknowthatnooneshouldsupplementwith
calcium.Noone.Notwomenoveracertainage,notelderlypeople,and
especiallynotchildren.Calciumisnotwellabsorbedinsupplement
form,nomatterwhatyouaddtoit.Itshouldonlybereceivedinfood
formbutnotdairyorcalciumaddedfoods.Calciumsupplementation
isoneofthebiggestreasonsforthelargeamountofhealthriskstoday.
Itdoesnotfactorinhowourbodieswork.
QualityD3andqualitymagnesiuminthecorrectformsaremuchbetter
suggestions.Alwayslookintohowthedifferentformswork,andare
absorbed,ornotabsorbed.D3canonlybeabsorbedsublingually,
sameastheBvitamins.Magnesiumisbestwhenchelatedandin
additiontoanionicmagnesium.Lookfortheseinbaby/childformulas.
MysonhasbeentakingSuperiorSourcebrandD3,CountryLife
chelatedmagnesium,andVitacostbrandNaturalTranquilityionic
magnesium.Hegetshiscalciumnaturallyfromvegetables.
Takegoodcare.

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Takegoodcare.
Jennifer
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MARIELLAWYNACHT

June8,2015at11:42pm
whentalkingaboutfever,canyoupleaseusetheequivalent
(38,39,etc)
someofushavethatkindofthermometer.
thankyou
Mary
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