Fevers Treatment South Milwaukee WI

If your daughter is running a fever, your first reaction is likely to reach for an over'the-counter pain reliever to lower her temperature to make her more comfortable. However, in most cases, fever is simply one symptom of an illness-a signal that your body is fighting off an infection.

Oak Creek Relief & Wellness
(414) 255-2385
1900 W Ryan Rd
Oak Creek, WI

Data Provided by:
Downtown Chiropractic Health & Sports Injury
(414) 272-7250
600 E Mason St
Milwaukee, WI

Data Provided by:
Price Chiropractic
(414) 763-4673
2723 S. 108th St.
West Allis, WI

Data Provided by:
Lynn Stanco, MD
(414) 541-9900
2323 S 102nd St
West Allis, WI
Business
Columbia St Marys West Allis Medical Clinic
Specialties
Family Practice

Data Provided by:
Gerald G. Govin
(414) 271-6789
2315 North Lake Drive
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


Data Provided by:
Advanced Animal Hospital
(414) 817-1200
3374 W Loomis Rd
Greenfield, WI

Data Provided by:
Hales Corner Veterinary Clinic
(414) 425-2339
5151 S 108th St
Hales Corners, WI

Data Provided by:
The Chiropractic & Wellness Group
(414) 292-3499
10025 West Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, WI

Data Provided by:
Sean P Keane MD
(414) 277-1155
2015 E Newport Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Orthopedics

Data Provided by:
Jamey Johnston, C.Ac, MSOM and Doris Kitazaki, C.Ac, MSOM
(414) 460-6492
2321 E. Capitol Dr.
Shorewood, WI
Business
North Cape Acupuncture, LLC.
Specialties
Acupuncture
Additional Information
Member Organizations: Wisconsin Society of Certified Acupuncturists
Languages Spoken: English

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Fevers

Provided by: 

Q. I'm nervous if my daughter has a fever. Are fevers dangerous, and how can homeopathy help?

Fevers can be scary, particularly for parents with a sick child. If your daughter is running a fever, your first reaction is likely to reach for an over-the-counter pain reliever to lower her temperature to make her more comfortable. However, in most cases, fever is simply one symptom of an illness-a signal that your body is fighting off an infection.

During an infection, the body responds by heating up, which helps to increase production of white blood cells and signal the release of additional interferon to help boost your ability to ward off invaders and accelerate the healing process. If you immediately give your daughter an over-the-counter pain reliever, she may feel more comfortable (less warm) but you are also suppressing the action of the fever—it can no longer do its job and help accelerate the healing process.

Adults can tolerate higher temperatures (up to 107.6 degrees Fahrenheit) without lasting consequences, but if an infant (less than six months old) has any fever, or if your child's temperature rises to 103.5 degrees Fahrenheit for longer than six hours, contact your physician for instructions. The same holds true for any fever that lasts longer than three days.

When a fever strikes older children and adults, however, homeopathy can provide a gentle way to stimulate their inner healing resources, while supporting the body through the fever, by encouraging the body's natural defenses to resolve the root cause of the illness.

In using homeopathy, it is important to remember that homeopaths look at all diseases as syndromes, which express themselves as a number of common patterns of symptoms that vary with each person and each illness. Homeopathy may not treat the fever, per se, but the cluster of symptoms you are experiencing as a result of your illness or condition.

To use homeopathy effectively, you first need to define your daughter's specific symptoms. Below are four of the most common remedies that include fever in the “syndrome of symptoms.” To choose the best remedy, match the symptoms as closely as possible.

Aconitum (monkshood)This remedy works best during the first 24 hours of a fever. When your fever begins rapidly, usually starting at night or sometimes after exposure to the cold or cold, dry winds, reach for Aconitum. You may also feel chilled, along with the cold sweats. Other symptoms might include a sore throat with burning pain that worsens when swallowing and/or a short dry cough.

Belladonna (deadly nightshade)When you have a similarly rapid onset of a high fever, but also experience a flushed face, reddened mucous membranes, glassy eyes, and cold limbs, consider Belladonna. Additional symptoms may include a throbbing headache and dilated pupils.

Ferrum phos (iron phosphate)A fever that begins gradually without any significant intense symptoms calls for Ferrum phos as the appropriate remedy. Often your skin...

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...