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How Chiropractic Can Alleviate Fevers in Kids

child adjustmentDefined as a temporary rise in body temperature, a fever is something that kids and adults will likely experience at some point in their lives. While fevers can sometimes be alarming, it is crucial to understand when a fever becomes an emergency. The American Academy of Pediatrics provides guidelines that help indicate when urgent medical attention is necessary. However, if the fever falls outside these parameters, consider opting for a holistic approach to managing your child’s fever.

Why a Fever Can Be Beneficial

While many people quickly turn to OTC medication to lower their child’s fever, the fact is most fevers don’t need treatment. They often play a vital role in boosting a child’s immune health. Elevated body temperatures during fevers work to eliminate pathogens, creating an environment that is too hot for viruses and bacteria to survive. Consequently, suppressing a fever can prolong the healing process since it prevents the body from naturally fighting off the infection.

Holistic Solutions for Fever Relief

Seeing your child suffer from a fever can be distressing. However, there are some natural remedies you can consider to alleviate their fever. Having a bottle of calcium lactate at home can be beneficial. When the body experiences a fever, it uses calcium as a buffer to protect its cells and tissues, often sourcing this calcium from bones—hence the common achiness during a fever. Calcium lactate supplements can provide the body with the needed calcium without depleting the bones.

It’s also critical to ensure your child stays hydrated when they have a fever. As long as your child consumes enough fluids (and keeps them down), they are doing everything they can to support their body.

The Value of Chiropractic Care During Fevers

For complete natural fever support, chiropractic care can be an invaluable resource. Chiropractic adjustments can boost the immune system and help the body process fever symptoms more efficiently, often reducing fever duration.

Book an Appointment

For more information on holistic approaches to managing your child’s health, contact Innate Family Chiropractic today to book an appointment with Dr. Adana or Dr. Chris. We want to help your little one stay healthy at every stage of childhood!

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