Homeopathic remedy for fever
According to the NHS website, fevers although worrisome to parents are something common in childhood and will come and go on their own
"As a parent, it can be extremely worrying if your child has a high temperature. However, it's very common and often clears up by itself without treatment" .
However, this is not the general feeling of the parents, who often try to bring down fevers as quickly as they can as there is a general panic feeling as soon as the temperature raises above 37.5.
Some parents think that their child has a very high fever when the thermometer reaches 38.5 even though the child is playing or resting without any distress or pain.
Again, the NHS website in the UK states that if the child is well otherwise, there is no need to use fever reducing medication: "Antipyretics aren't always necessary. If your child isn't distressed by the fever or underlying illness, there's no need to use antipyretics to reduce a fever."
Nevertheless, many parents will give children paracetamol automatically at the first sign of raising temperature. Often I find, that parents do not understand the importance of fevers and do not see it as the body working to their advantage, they have exchanged their parental intuition by a fear driven reaction.
Some parents do not know what to expect when children are running a fever and confuse the symptoms of the body trying to recover with worrisome symptoms of an illness.
WHAT IS A FEVER?
Fevers are a rise of the normal temperature of your body in response to infections of illness and research suggest that this is a body response to fighting germs to make the body a less comfortable place to be.
Fever is an important part of the body's defence mechanism against viruses and bacteria. The body creates extra heat so the virus or bacteria can not survive, so having a temperature is a healthy response to fighting invading foreign organisms.
Therefore it is not advisable to bring down the temperature if the body is fighting an infection.
A child with a fever needs to rest and sleep, that is normal and it is expected, the body is using all energy to fight the infection. The child does not need to be in bed but they will probably have naps during the day and want to rest and cuddle more than usual, that is normal if the child has a fever.
Fevers do naturally go up in the evening and at night and may go down in the morning and during the day. They may rise and fall over a period of a few days before returning to normal.
The general advice is that in babies under 3 months old, it is recommended to consult a GP as babies have underdeveloped immune systems and it is necessary to understand where the fever is coming from regardless if they are acting well or not.
Many parents and adult patients ask me if I can recommend a remedy for the beginning of an infection as they feel they are coming down with something such a cold, sore throat, earache or any other viral infections.
Working with homeopathy for fever can help to make baby comfortable and provides a natural tool for mums.
HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR FEVERS THAT ARE MOST HELPFUL TO START WITH
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