Every year, over 5 million parents visit the ER because their child has a fever and they're worried.. Sometimes those visits are necessary. But more often than not, we assume that we unnecessarily fear fever, and assume we have to treat it. As a seasoned physician and mama, my goal is to empower parents to trust their instincts while providing the necessary tools to help you feel more at ease when your child does has a fever - which will happen in most kids at some time or another. And with cold and flu season officially upon us, what better time to tackle this topic and break down some of the fever misconceptions out there.
So sit back, relax and trust your own beautiful, mama wisdom as I talk about:
What a fever is, and the science behind why we get them
Misconceptions about fever and whether or not it is something to fear
The risks and benefits of over-the-counter medications and when they are appropriate for use
Best practices when taking a child’s temperature
Physical warning signs and how to assess whether a visit to a doctor or hospital is truly needed
The importance of trusting your maternal instincts and advocating for your child at the doctor’s office
Natural and herbal remedies to help minimize discomfort
For the accompanying article, https://avivaromm.com/natural-fever-treatments/.
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