Quoting momma melissa85:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Moses.:</b>" Fevers are our friend And, high fevers will ... [snip!] ... broke and her symptoms started subsiding then. Most people are scared of fevers bc they don't know really what they are for."
My youngest has ran a fever of 103ish several times. Had it been one of my older two, I would have rushed to grab the fever reducers, but knowing what I know now, I don't anymore, and my youngest has never ran a fever for more than a day. And has never had to have antibiotics. He just had strep throat, and guess what? I didn't give him a drop of his script, instead I let his fever run for a day and his body immediately took care of it. NOT saying that antibiotics are never needed, because they are. But most of the time, they are not. We live in a society where you cannot even take your kid into the doctor for a bump on the head without leaving with an antibiotic. I was talking with DH about this last night. Our youngest has had MAYBE 9 vaccines, by 12 months they are supposed to have 26, so that gives you an idea of really how many he has had, and his natural defense system is the best I have seen in a kid. He has had tylenol or motrin MAYBE 4 times his entire life. Twice I think it was for teething, then once when he dropped a brick on his foot, then yesterday morning for a burn on his hand that was really hurting him.