He is acting fine but has a 101.3 fever. Besides obsessively washing my hands is there anything else I should do to avoid getting whatever he has? I just know that fevers are bad news for pregnant ladies!
Any suggestions would be awesome.
2 y/o has fever.
Also, I KNOW this might sound weird and even gross but to get his fever down ASAP, you can use egg whites on his feet!
My MIL told me about it and the last time my daughter had a fever I did it and in less then an hour it was down!
I'll edit this in a minute and add the link to the site with the info. on it. It's on www.earthclinic.com which is my go-to site for natural remedies!
Here's one testimonial from using them and it's what I ended up doing for my daughter. I soaked paper towels in egg white, wrapped them around her feet, put her socks on over to keep the paper towels in place then used zip lock bags with loosish (not to mess with circulation) rubber bands to keep the bags in place (and a towel under her feet just in case). It really did work faster than Tylenol or Advil, etc.!
07/09/2008: Karla from Downey, California: "My 2 year old daughter had been fighting a fever for over a week and the fever did not want to subside. I searched on Earth Clinic and found the Egg Whites for the fever remedy and kept it in my mind to try. Well my daughter woke up with a 103 fever and I gave her the mixed dose of Tylenol and Motrin as my doctor had instructed. After 45 minutes, the fever had gone UP to 105! I began to panic and remembered the Egg Whites. I placed 2 Egg Whites in a bowl and soaked 2 paper towels in it. I wrapped my daughter's feet with the soaked paper towels, put little zip lock baggies on her feet with a rubber band at the top to hold them in place, and put her socks on her feet and waited. 30 minutes later her fever was down to 102. 1 hour after having started, her fever BROKE and was down at 99. I took the paper towels off her feet and they were HOT. I washed her feet and that was the END of her fevers after over a week of struggling! I've told all my friends! THANK YOU! "
Edited by malzimus - 10/1/12 at 7:12pm
I know what you mean, jodieanneanton, I don't like to use Tylenol and other things much and prior to knowing that "trick" I did use it more. It's so hard to see them suffering. :(
It really was amazing how fast her temp. came down and like the lady said, the paper towels got very hot when on my daughter's feet. She went from being sweaty, hot and flushed (my kids tend to get red, hot ears and hands and even feet with fevers) to being less flushed and clammy from the fever lessening.
I told our ped./family Dr. about it and asked him if he thought there could be any negatives to reducing the fever that way, as in the body now fighting things off as much, etc. He said he didn't think so and that if it worked to get the fever down then it should be fine to do so! :)
I hope you don't have to "unstore" it anytime soon but I hope it works for you if/when you do.
DS went through a week of sickness recently, infection and antibiotics, and we thankfully emerged unscathed. I did some research and found out if you're past 14 weeks then you're mostly out of the danger zone where a fever can hurt the foetus, but of course it's best not to have a fever at all all through pregnancy! Eat foods rich in vit C, take walks outside in the fresh air (I'd do 30 mins of brisk walking around the park to work up a little sweat, apparently sweating flushes out microorganisms and reduces chance of sickness), and try and get your DS to sleep with DH if possible.
You're very welcome! I hope it works very well for you if/when needed again (hopefully not for a long time :)!