Fever is a natural response of the body as it defends against an invader. Fever makes the body environment less hospitable and speeds up the immune system making it significantly more effective. Fever reducing medication can not only mask subtle illness but also hamper the body's ability to fight off a microbial intruder. Fever needs to be monitored but it is a tool that your body uses for healing.
Patients with a fever can be supported with rest, proper hydration, hydrotherapy treatments and the following special nutrition: calcium, vitamin C, and tea from diaphoretic herbs such as peppermint, yarrow, chamomile, elder flower and pleurisy root.
Please consult with your medical provider for questions regarding any fever you may have.
Patients with worsening fever concerns should promptly seek medical care.
Dr. Rolland discusses fever from a natural health point of view and share some self-care ideas.
Here is one of a number of good videos by Dr. John Campbell on benefits of and therapeutic guidelines for fever.