Fevers – a symptom of healing!
Give me a chance to create fever and I will cure any disease.” Parmenides 2000 years ago ***
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 pamol. Panadol and other over the counter “fever reducers”. Reducing a fever stops the bodies natural immune response leaving the original infection untreated. There are also many serious dangers associated with Paracetamol, pamol and advil, Etc including two life-threatening and fatal disorders — Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN).
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, chicken pox, mumps are of key importance to a Childs developing immune system and it is Not advisable to prevent these illnesses or to suppress them with antibiotics and over the counter drugs.
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. Iron is needed for bacteria to multiply and grow, fever enhances the immune response by disabling bacteria and viruses. Also, with a rise in temperature, iron is removed from the blood and stored in the liver, further disabling the rate at which bacteria can multiply.
In times of fever it is best to let the body do its job, keeping the child warm but not too hot. 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. IF you use cool rags and undress them the fever will rise to make up for the lost heat. The Body knows what it’s doing. Trust it to do its job. Skin to Skin covered is great but not open skin to skin…wrap you and your baby up so the heat produced from the fever does not escape causing the body to produce even more fever(heat).
Pain and fever medications do not cure, reduce, or shorten illnesses. If anything, they may lengthen them. They stress baby’s liver and kidneys when he is already ill, and they put baby at slight potential risk for damage when we want him to be getting stronger. By causing a child to feel much better through the use of pain and fever reducers, his body will be prevented from telling him when to slow down and when to lie down. Unimpeded, the immune system tells the body when it needs rest in order to focus on efforts toward recovery.
The other worry that I hear about is of febrile convulsions.
These convulsions happen not as a response of a fever but because of a rapid
change in temperature. This is why it is important not to cool the child down when
they have a fever a the body will try to increase the temperature to make up
for the cooling.
When the body is left to do its job it will get better and better at it and soon you will see how incredible the body is at fighting off illness.