Western allopathic medicine has convinced many that a fever is symptom of illness when in fact it is a symptom of healing. Confused parents now quickly reach for tylenol, motrin and other over the counter “fever reducers”. Reducing the fever has done nothing but thwart the bodies natural immune response leaving the original infection untreated. Parents are also ignorant of the many serious dangers associated with tylenol, motrin and advil including two life-threatening and fatal cutaneous disorders — Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN). http://www.stevensjohnsonsyndrome.co…trin_advil.htm
One of the best ways to ensure your child’s health is to allow him or her to get sick and to stay sick until the illness has run its course. At first hearing, this concept may sound paradoxical, if not outrageous. Yet standard childhood illnesses – colds & fevers, measels, chicken pox, mumps are of key importance to a childs developing immune system and it may not be advisable to prevent these illnesses with vaccines or to suppress them with antibiotics and over the counter drugs like advil etc. Evidence is mounting that routine childhood vaccines may directly contribute to the development of chronic problems such as eczema, ear infection, asthma, bowel inflammation and diabetes.
With a fever the body is creating warmth through increased metabolic activity. The body actually creates physical warmth in the form of fever to activate the immune system and bring illness to a close. Fever permeates the entire organism as uniform warmth process.
How to manage a fever and bring the polarities back into balance and aid in the elimination of the waste which fever creates:
1. Equisetum (horsetail) Tea – helps the kidney to eliminate. drink several cups during the fever. Do not give cold liquids since they disturb the polarity.
2. Do not give protein because it causes more urea, one of the waste products of fever, to build up. There is truth to “feed a cold, starve a fever.” With a nursing infant supplement with lots of warm tea.
3. Keep sense impressions to a minimum. The nerve sense system is very sensitive during fever. Do not use any electronic stimulation and keep lights low.
4. Order in the room is also an aid to the healing process. Adding fresh flowers to the room brings healing energy.
5. Put on a hat to warm the feet. Wrap the child warmly. A lot of warmth is lost during fever. Failure to keep your child warm will result in the fever rising to make up for lost heat.
6. Give a lemon calf wrap. The lemon organizes the warmth and brings the warmth to the metabolic area again. If the feet are not warm, warm them with a hot water bottle before applying the compress.
7. Give milk of magnesia or gylcerin suppository to aid in elimination of waste with fever.
8. Homeopathic Apis Belladonna can also aid fever in fighting illness.
Lemon calf wrap preparation:
1. Bowl of warm water (body temperature)
2. A lemon (preferably organic)
3. sharp knife
4. Two bands of cotton or silk cloth long enough to be wound from foot to
5. Two woolen cloths of the same length – a scarf will often do. For small
children, collect several pairs of larger wool socks.
6. Large towel.
7. Two safety pins.
Place your child comfortably in bed, adequetly covered, legs bare to above the knee. but covered during preperations with bedcovers. Protect the bed under calfs and feet with large towel.
The childs feet must be warm in order for this treatment to be given. If need be warm them by using a covered warm water bottle.
Cut lemon under the water, first in half. Place one half flat on the bottom of the bowl and cut it in rays from the center outward. Scrape the rind with the tip of the knife. Then press the juice out of the lemon.
Soak the cotton compress in this lemon water. Wring the compress out until the last drop is expressed. Wrap the leg from foot to knee with the damp compress, leaving no gaps and assuring that the compress comes in good contact with the skin. Then quickly wrap the woolen strip the same way as the compress or put knee high wool socks on the feet. Cover with bed clothes.
After twenty minutes the compress should be dry. Remove and repeat. You can do this for a maximum of an hour and then pause before resuming. If your child is comfortable and resting after the first treatment there is no reason to repeat.
This treatment would be necessary only if the child is having difficulty as a result of the fever, e.g. high fever, restless, extremely uncomfortable, exhausted etc.