Viral fevers in babies: how to bring down a fever naturally. homeopathic remedies 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 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.
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Cristina Villacorta is a homeopath dedicated to helping everyone to find better health with homeopathy from her clinic and online worldwide via Zoom. She is also conducting a study in chronic recurrent illnesses in children. She writes blogs aimed for people who want to self prescribe homeopathy to improve their health. To keep up with her posts, follow Cristina on Facebook, Pinterest and subscribe to her blog.