Every parent should know that fever is a self-defense mechanisms used by the human body to fight infections. Nevertheless, fever is common among children and so is dilemma among parents: to rush or not rush to the doctor to treat the child’s fever.
But, parents should observe their child and alongside with their comfort zone:
- If your child has a low fever and is active, you may not need to intervene at all! However, it is important to monitor food and fluid intake, and the pattern of urination of a child with a fever. If these are normal, there is no need to panic or rush to a paediatrician. Simply observe the child for signs of improvement or change.
- However, if your child is uncomfortable, and the fever crosses 104 degrees or persists for two consecutive days, it is time to see a doctor.
Wondering how to lower fever with egg-whites?
My son’s fever started out mildly, but the temperature gone wild until it touched 102 degrees Fahrenheit. Should I stay or should I go to the paediatrician? So, I stayed, but not with my fingers crossed and hoping for a miracle. I remembered that once I bookmarked a page with home remedies in kids and lowering fever was among them.
So, you just need to grab that egg carton from the refrigerator and start following these steps:
- Soak a paper towel or cloth in egg whites.
- Place the soaked cloth on the soles of your kid’s feet, and put socks on to keep the cloths in place.
- When the cloths become warm, soak more cloths in egg whites and repeat until the fever is reduced to a safe level.
The egg whites immediately drew the fever from the head to the feet. Once his temperature dropped to a safe level, I stopped the treatment so his body could continue to fight the illness naturally.
Keeping fever under control:
Safe fevers are no concern at all, but you have to remember that it can dehydrate a person. So, keep hydrated in a way that allows the body to work at optimal levels! In other words, with non-sugary liquids.
My favorite liquids during fever are:
- homemade broth
- coconut water
- chicken soup
- chamomile and ginger teas