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  • Facts on Fever

    Today parents have been programmed by advertisers as well as the medical community toreduce fever whenever present, even in the light of the side effects of fever reducing medicacations. ...

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  • Fever in Children: A Blessing in Disguise

    Fever is not a disease but rather a symptom of an illness. We have devoted this section to fevers for three reasons. First, childhood fevers frighten grownups. Second, fever is maligned and...

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  • Fevers

    Excerpt from Child Health Guide (North Atlantic Books, April 2005) Fevers, or elevated temperatures, are good. Fever is the body's mechanism for fighting infections-speeding up metabolism to increase heart rate and blood supply where it is needed,...

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  • Evaluating the Child with Fever

    Fever is a symptom and not a disease. It is the body's normal response to infections, a response which stimulates the immune system by releasing and activating white blood cells and interferon. A...

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  • A New Attitude Toward Fevers: An Interview With Philip Incao, MD

    Interview originally conducted for the John R. Lee, M.D., Medical Letter. No one is happy when their children are not feeling well. But there’s one symptom that has long had a bad reputation…which is finally starting to change. In this...

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  • Eliminate the Fear, Not the Fever

    As loving and caring parents, we naturally want to help our children feel better when the inevitable fevers, colds, and illnesses arise. Many of us will reach for popular over-the-counter remedies to suppress fever and alleviate symptoms, in the...

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  • Fevers: A Source of Strength

    Most childhood illnesses are characterized by fever. It is widely known that fever activates the immune system in a natural way. It is less widely known that fever can strengthen the immune system, help prevent susceptibility to other illnesses in...

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  • Afluria (CSL Ltd.) Influenza Virus Vaccine: Label Change - Risk of Fever and Febrile Seizure

    The Afluria vaccine (an influenza vaccine) formulated for the Southern Hemisphere has been associated with an increased incidence of fever and febrile seizure among young children (mainly those less than 5 years of age). Read the full article here:...

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  • Treating Children with Homeopathic Medicines

    An Interview with Dana Ullman, MPH Why should any parent consider homeopathic medicines for their infant or children? "First, do no harm" was Hippocrates' most famous words, and they are particularly important in the care and treatment of infants...

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  • Children’s Health: A Question of Balance

    All of the common illnesses of childhood are inflammations. “Infection” is the wrong word for them, because it suggests that we get “sick” because germs invade us. This is misleading. We are always exposed to, and often harbor, germs, and yet we only...

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  • Flu

    Anti-Fever Drugs May Prolong Flu The use of anti-fever drugs such as aspirin and acetaminophen may prolong influenza A and possibly other viral infections, according to researchers at the University of...

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  • Sore Throats

    Throat pain accompanies colds, allergies, and strep infections. The tonsils may be swollen, red, and pitted with yellow pus. Lymph nodes below the jaw tend to get swollen as well. Fever and other cold symptoms may also accompany the sore throat. A...

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  • Managing Colds

    Symptoms Usually a cold begins with a runny nose and tiredness. Sometimes babies are just fussy. These symptoms may be accompanied by fever or sore throat (see those chapters). Allergies do not cause fevers. Neither does teething. Viruses cause...

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  • The Flu and the Flu Vaccine

    What is the flu? Influenza is a respiratory infection that produces fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches, and cough that lasts a week or more. The flu can be deadly for the elderly and those with compromised immune systems or who are...

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  • Antibiotics for Strep?

    Excerpt from Child Health Guide: Holistic Pediatrics for Parents, North Atlantic Books, 2005 Most pediatricians will insist on treating strep throat with antibiotics. The specific organism is Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus. The effectiveness of...

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  • Cold and Flu Care

    Thriving Through the Season with Colds and FluTaking care of sick children can be a rather challenging aspect of being a parent. Waking up in the middle of the night to the sounds of your child's cough, feeling your child's feverish body against...

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  • Managing Earaches

    SymptomsEarache can indicate an infection of the external ear canal (swimmer's ear) or the middle ear, the kind that accompanies colds. Ear infections can cause mild or severe pain, or there may be no pain at all. In babies, symptoms often only...

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  • Motrin/Advil Dangerous for Children?

    Nine-year-old Kaitlyn Langstaff of Saratoga California died, apparently as a result of taking Children's Motrin. She died after a 20 months illness which left her unable to see, speak, breathe on her own or eat without a feeding tube. Her parents'...

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  • Antiobiotics in Pregnant Women Lead to Allergies / Asthma in Children

    A study of British children suggests that women who have an infection or take antibiotics during pregnancy are more likely to have a child with an allergy-related condition such as asthma, hay fever or eczema. Researchers at the University of...

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  • Breast-Fed Babies Less Feverish After Immunization

    Babies frequently develop fevers after immunizations. However, the risk of fever for breastfed babies was 54 percent lower than for bottle-fed babies. Read the full article here: ...

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