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For anyone who's BTDT, this fever/cough/ear thing that's going around -- what's the general arc?<br><br>
Q had a fever of 103.5ish (orally) all day yesterday. I gave her a little homeopathic belladonna last night and her fever broke and she didn't seem warm today, though very, very cranky. Now she's back up to 103.58 (by armpit).<br><br>
ETA: Taking it again. We're headed toward 104 by armpit.<br><br>
Is this normal?
 

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It is normal for a child fighting a virus, yes.<br><br>
My grandson has been having a fever for the last four days off and on. We just support him the best way without allopathic interference.
 

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I caved. She hit 104 (by armpit, so probably more like 105) and was so uncomfortable and uncharacteristically cranky that I gave her a dose of dye-free infant Motrin drops. I think a low- to medium-grade fever can do wonders for ridding the body of infection but I just couldn't stand to see her suffering as she hit the high range. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> Now I'm all paranoid about febrile seizures. But her temp went down to 102 and she's actually sleeping instead of just trembling and fussing. She's been lucid and alert throughout and this seems to be a virus, so I know we just have to ride it out, but man, I totally get the temptation to look for a wonder drug to just make it stop. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I understand. But why not try soaking two towels in vinegar and wrapping her calves first. Next time! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Hope she gets over it quickly. With a fever this high, I bet she will.
 

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That's a good idea. Someone else just recommended wet socks. Sounds like a general theme of keeping the lower half cool and moist. I'm going to try that if she wakes up uncomfortable.<br><br>
Talking with some other parents on a local board, I think my kiddos were exposed to Fifth recently, so it's likely that's what we're dealing with.
 

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For any virus I use SA (sodium ascorbate powder) diluted in water or juice ready to sip on all day long and CLO (cod liver oil) twice a day.
 

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What's a normal tolerance level for SA? I haven't been able to find any SA, but I have a bottle of Hyland's vit. C for children and taking just 1 a day seems to be all her bowels can handle, and even that's problematic.<br><br>
Speaking of tolerance, thank you so much for all your advice and answering my many questions. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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For cranky plus fever, try Chamillia remedy instead of bellodonna.<br><br>
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Her fever broke yesterday after she slept most of the day. Today she's back to her usual jumping-monkey self. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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