Did you know just 5 days of ibuprofen use has been associated with gastritis? Or that ibuprofen now has a warning for increasing the risk of heart attacks in adults who use it? Or that Tylenol eats up glutathione, one of the body’s main natural detoxification chemicals?
But these are the medications we turn to when our kids have a fever. Today I’m talking all about fever: what you need to know, the safety and risks of these medications, and some gentle alternatives you might consider using.
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“Fever is at the top of the list of the three conditions parents are most afraid of their kids getting.” – Aviva Romm
- Why we need to avoid unnecessary meds for our kids
- Knowing when to treat and when not to treat
- What is a high fever?
- Exceptions to the temperature rules
- What is the risk of brain damage
- The reason the body creates a fever
- When you should call the doctor
- What is a febrile seizure
“Children can run really high fevers and not have a serious illness at all.” – Aviva Romm
- The first steps to take
- The issues with the typical fever treatment approaches
- Why your kids shouldn’t eat sugar when they’re sick
- The importance of fluids
- The best natural approaches for fever: catnip, lemon balm, chamomile, spearmint, ginger, and elderflower
- What supplements can also help with a fever: zinc, vitamin D and C, and a probiotic
- How you know things are improving
- Have the CDC's Get Smart bookmarked on your computer
- Check out Herb Pharm, Gaia Herbs, and Mountain Rose Herbs
“Fever is actually beneficial and not harmful in almost all cases.” – Aviva Romm