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Mom, wife, full-time student. And tired. DH, DS#1 (9/99) and DS#2 (9/09), and 2 dogs.
It's true that fever is part of a healthy immune response to infection. But to say "fever is good" is an oversimplification. For instance, one detail which is often overlooked is that the oxygen requirements of cellular metabolism increase seven percent for every one degree rise in temperature. For a patient in respiratory distress, or subject to hypoxia for any reason, that's something you'd want to consider.
|No Dr, No ped, No seizures. Just issuing tylenol for EVERY ailment (according to my friend anyhow).|