Supporting a fever

Little B woke up in the middle of the night with a fever, so it’s a low-key, no-school, couch day today.

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Fever is a very important defense mechanism, and is a positive sign that the immune system is launching an attack against infection.  If we suppress a fever (i.e. with Tylenol), we can actually prolong the illness, since we are stopping the body’s natural response to the infection.

So, since Little B is not showing any symptoms that I consider ‘red flags’, I am choosing to support his fever, rather than suppress it.

These are a few of the goodies that we’re using today.

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Ferrum phos tissue salts to help to support the fever and immune response.

 

Homeopathic Oscillococcinum to support the body’s anti-viral response.

 

And Elderberry syrup, a powerful (and tasty!) anti-viral.

 

 

 

Add in lots of rest, plenty of fluids (water and homemade electrolyte drink), simple foods (applesauce and soup) and lots of TLC….and Little B will be back to his singing and dancing in no time.