Thursday, March 3, 2011

simmer down.

something wrong? fix it.

not so fast.

I lack any of my own mini-me's but I'm a nurse (and more importantly an auntie) so this article on over-treating fevers sparked my attention....

a fever is our bodies way of fighting an infection; a normal healthy response. fever reducing medicines are for comfort. not for a cure and do not kill any unwanted bugs or have any effect on cold symptoms.

our bodies are truly miraculous without taking pills for every deviation from the norm.  a fever is our bodies own sanitation system like a high temp dish washing cycle. well kinda.

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