Flu and fever: Simple fevers are safe

Why simple fevers are safe

Fever: Simple Fevers up to 104 F

From Web MD: It is not just chiropractors and alternative health care providers who are saying it now it is the American Academy of Pediatrics and Web MD. I found this on web MD and have been encouraging people for years to let the fevers run there natural course unless there are complications. Here is part of the article from Web MD.

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WebMD Health News

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD

Feb. 28, 2011 — Fever may be beneficial when it comes to fighting infection, according to new advice from pediatricians.

New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics urge parents to recognize fever as a sign that the body is working to fight infection and not something to be feared.

Instead, they say the main goal of treating fever in children should be to keep them comfortable while watching for any signs of serious illness rather than focusing on keeping their temperature within a “normal” range.

“Fever makes many parents do whatever they can to bring their child’s fever down into a normal range. Fever is not a danger itself; it usually is a benefit,” Henry Bernstein, MD, chief of general pediatrics at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, says in an email.

“Parents need to know that fever is not something to fear, but more of a friend that shows the body is fighting the infection.”

young girl in bed with fever

Information Brought to you by: Paul R. Mahler DC.

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