“Fever, for instance, is an inflammatory response to an overgrowth of a bacteria or virus. The body, in its wisdom, knows that bacteria and viruses can survive only in a very narrow temperature range. Elevating the core body temperature by as little as one or two degrees can make the body completely inhospitable to the invading organisms. ”
Judith Boice, N.D.
Although high fevers can be dangerous and need to be monitored and perhaps one may even need to seek medical attention, I am forever amazed at how people try to suppress fevers. They are doing their job! They are trying to burn off infection and heal you! The fever is not the enemy. The underlying pathogen is the enemy and cause of the fever.
As the quote states even one or two degrees variation in body temperature can do the job! Fevers are amazing!!!
Personally, I have gratitude for my body when it develops into a fevered state, when necessary. I thank it for doing its job to protect me and to burn off what it needs too… just like boiling water will burn off pathogenic microbes. So I therefore don’t try to ‘stop’ the fever, I let it run its course, do its job, all while I monitor to make sure it does not get ‘too high’.
So of course, you must monitor the temperature. According to the Mayo Clinic, seek medical attention if your fever reaches 103 degrees or higher. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fever/symptoms-causes/syc-20352759
I hope you found this helpful. I found it interesting that fever is a form of inflammation. 🙂
Maggie Holbik.com is a Board Certified Nutritionist, Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner and a Registered Nutritional Therapist. Maggie is also a Certified Life Coach and Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Coach who loves to share helpful information and to inspire others.
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