Originally Posted by attachedmamaof3
1) I guarantee you that if you take a child to your dr. that has measles, they won't be telling you to take them home and put them in a dark room/give them Vit A.
why do you say this? I don't understand! I just called my dad (who is a western medical doctor) and asked what he would do for measles and he said:
no asprin (but tylenol or ibuprofin for comfort if desired)
dimly lit room
lots and lots of liquids
and often vitamin A supplements.
This is after I checked our provincial health guide which outlined the exact same regimen. Every single time my kids or I have suffered from some type of ailment, our doctor's advice (as well as various clinic doctors) has exactly echoed what's in the provincial health guide. (except, of course a few antibiotic-happy clinic docs although even their home treatment routines are the same aside from that). I'm just not sure of the point. It appears to me that mainstream cargeivers in general do
know how to treat measles.
I also checked our federal guidelines which indicated the same.