A fever is usually regarded as a symptom of an acute infection or an
underlying illness. It is the body's way of stimulating the immune system
or accelerating detoxification. Anyone with an elevated body temperature at
least 1 degree above 98.6 degrees F is said to have a fever. However, in
babies, the healthy body temperature can vary from 97 to 100 degrees F
because their body temperatures are not yet developed. In healthy children,
body temperatures can fluctuate by 2 degrees above or below 98.6 degrees F.
The amount of clothing one is wearing, as well as the amount of activity,
can influence one's body temperature. Often, a fever is accompanied by a
flush to the face and sweat beads on the forehead.
Fevers are often a cause for worry, especially for parents, but they should
be regarded as both friend and foe. When a child has a mild fever, it could
be a signal that the child's natural defense system is waging a war against
an invading microbe. As the army of white blood cells battles, the cells
release chemicals called pyrogens. These pyrogens activate the
hypothalamus, a part of the brain that serves as the body's thermostat
regulator, to turn on the internal heat and raise the body temperature to
fight off invaders (many microbes start to die at around 102 degrees F).
When this occurs, heat is lost through the skin, and the blood vessels
The onset of a high fever may lead to a febrile seizure in some children
and adults. Their muscles become rigid, and they experience convulsions or
even loss of consciousness for up to fifteen minutes. This is an emergency
situation that requires immediate medical attention. Upon recovering, a
child may sleep for a long time. As horrific as these are to witness,
febrile seizures rarely develop into epilepsy or cause permanent harm to
People with temperatures above 102 degrees F may require medical
intervention. If your child is younger than three months of age, notify
your doctor about the fever. Be sure to get checked by a doctor if you or
someone you are caring for experiences any of these symptoms:
- Acts confused, lethargic, or delirious
- Experiences a seizure
- Vomits or has diarrhea
- Complains of a stiff neck or has dilated pupils
- Has had the fever for more than seventy-two hours
- And for infants and children, also be aware of these additional signs and
- Cries continuously
- Is difficult to awaken
- Has a significant decrease in urine output or appears dehydrated
- Has trouble breathing
Conventional treatment focuses on fever-reducing medications, such as
acetaminophen. From a holistic perspective, we look at fever as a generally
positive thing, since it activates the immune system. We try to work with a
fever and not necessarily suppress it, unless it is too high or the patient
is very uncomfortable.
Note: Never give aspirin to a child who has a fever. This can cause an
immune reaction, leading to the development of Reye's syndrome, a
potentially fatal illness where vomiting and liver damage can occur.
Prescription for Natural Cures
James F. Balch
Super Prescription #1 Homeopathic Combination Fever
To reduce the effects of a fever, take a combination
fever remedy four times daily for two days. Then if you
notice improvement, stop taking the remedy, unless
Super Prescription #2 Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Take 300 mg in capsule form, 2 ml of the tincture, or 1
cup of fresh tea four times daily or until the fever
breaks. Yarrow induces a sweat to help break high
Super Prescription #3 Homepathic Ferrum
Take a 30C potency four times daily for two days. Then
if you notice improvement, stop taking the remedy,
unless symptoms return.
Super Prescription #4
- LifeSource Product
Take 500 mg of the capsule form or 2 to 4 ml of the
tincture four times daily. Echinacea stimulates immune
function and reduces fever.
Super Prescription #5
- LifeSource Products
Take 500 mg of the capsule form or 2 ml of the tincture
or drink the fresh tea four times daily. Ginger helps
break a fever, especially for people who have a sore
throat and chills.
Super Prescription # 6
- LifeSource Product
Adults should take 10 ml and children 5 ml three times
daily. It's useful for fever related to the flu or
other viral infections.
Super Prescription #7
- LifeSource Products -
See All of our Vitamin C Products.
Take 500 to 1,000 mg three to four times daily. Vitamin
C supports immune system function through increased
white blood cell activity. Reduce the dosage if
Click here to see all products, articles and
studies for Fever
- Flushed face, elevated temperature
- Root Causes
- Detoxification reaction
- Systemic illness (cancer, etc.)
Eat lightly. Steamed vegetables, soups, broths, and herbal teas will let
your body focus on healing, instead of on digestion. If you lose your
appetite, don't force yourself to eat.
Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of clean water and other fluids (but see the
note about sugar and juice further on) to cleanse away toxins and to keep
the respiratory tract from drying out.
Increase your consumption of ginger, inions, and garlic. Try adding one or
both to chicken soup or miso.
Food to Avoid
Sugar decreases the number of white blood cells your body produces, and it
depresses your immune system, so eliminate refined sugars from your diet
for the duration of your illness.
Also be wary of fruit juices. Although
they are a traditional treatment for colds, fruit juices - especially
orange juice - usually contain far more sugar than they do vitamin C. If
you want to drink juice, dilute it first.
Avoid milk and other dairy products while you're sick, as they tend to
Proudly Made in the USA!
Every LifeSource Vitamins product exceeds all regulatory standards and
requirements set forth in the FDA's Code of Federal Regulation. (
21 CFR, part 111
as well as all Good Manufacturing Practices enforced by the FDA. CGMP's
provide for systems that assure proper design, monitoring, and control of
manufacturing processes and facilities. (
LifeSource Vitamins: Driven by Faith ~ Powered by God
Have Questions on this or any other product or health issue for you or a
loved one? It can be overwhelming we know. Call us, we will walk you
through what supplements will help you and which ones you really don’t
need. It’s what we do! Toll-Free: 800-567-8122
LifeSource Vitamins – Founded in 1992
100% of our profits are donated to Christian Organizations like these
and many others worldwide:
Campus Crusade for Christ - CRU
The Jesus Film Project
The Tim Tebow Foundation
The Herman and Sharron Show on CTN (Christian Television Network)
and many more…
E-mail Us: info@LifesourceVitamins.com
or Call Us: 800.567.8122
We Are Built on Compassion - Driven by Faith & Powered by God!
None of the above statements have been evaluated by the FDA. These products
are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
As always, consult your physician before taking any and all
LifeSource Vitamins. Individual results may vary.
All the information contained throughout this website is based upon the
opinions of the founder of LifeSource Vitamins, Bruce Brightman, and the
entire team at LifeSource Vitamins whose relentless research and studies
have been ongoing since 1992. Other articles and information are based on
the opinions of the authors, who retain the copyright as marked in the
article. The information on this site is not intended to replace your
health care professional, but to enhance your relationship with them. Doing
your own studying and research and taking your health care into your own
hands is always best, especially in partnership with your health care
If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications, or have any medical
conditions, always consult your health care professional before taking
supplements based on the information on this site.
LifeSource Vitamins: from the nutrients we choose, to the way we run
our business, we answer to God in all we do!