When the temperature is heightened it is a way for our body to support the immune system in it’s battles. This occurs when we are trying to fight off some type of illness or infection. Extremely high temperatures can be dangerous especially for children.
If your child becomes sick then it is very important that you keep a close eye on their temperature. When it becomes too high you will want to take steps to lower it so that they will not become dehydrated or suffer from a febrile seizure. Discovering the cause of the fever is also important. You do not want to simply try to bring the fever without consulting a doctor.
Sometimes even a very mild fever in newborns and infants can indicate that there is a serious problem going on. Older children and adults need not cause so much concern. Most of the time, illness in older children and adults can easily be managed from the comfort of your own home.
There are plenty of medications available from the store without the need for a prescription. Unfortunately, most of these have side effects that are less than desirable. Aspirin works well to reduce a fever but should never be given to children because it can lead to the deadly Reye’s syndrome.
Going with natural remedies is coming to the forefront with parents. They do not have side effects like conventional medicine and are very gentle on the body. Yarrow and meadowsweet are two herbs that have an excellent track record at reducing fever and also help to rid the body of symptoms that often accompany sickness.
Passiflora incarnate is also beneficial because it promotes sleep and makes us less irritable. Echinacea purpurea and Astragalus membranaceous are both supportive of the immune system and therefore will help you, or your child, to get well sooner.
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Make sure that, if your kid is sick, you check their temperature every four hours until it has returned to normal. Give them plenty of water or seven up, while they are sick, so that they do not become dehydrated.
You can lower the temperature by giving them a lukewarm bath but don’t ever stick them in a tub full of ice water. Make sure that their clothing is light and can breathe easily. Cotton works very well for this.