Fever indicates that the body’s temperature is above normal. This is usually caused by some infection in the body and the body’s natural reaction is to raise its temperature to help fight against the infection. The body temperature can be measured orally or rectally. The normal oral temperature of the body is 98.6°F and is 99.5°F is commonly accepted as “having a fever”. This can vary about 1 degree from individual to individual and rectal temperatures will typically be 1 degree higher than oral.
For infants fevers should be considered serious. For children from a few months to a few years old with (oral) fevers less than 100.2°F it is commonly recommended to not treat the fever unless there is severe discomfort. If the fever is over 106°F the condition can be something beyond common infections and should be considered serious.
Safety Precautions: If high temperatures persist seek help in understanding the root cause with a licensed healthcare provider.
Apply Peppermint to the forehead, back of neck, and bottoms of feet. Apply frequently, 15-30 minutes, till the fever goes down.
For infants dilute the oils that go on forehead and back of neck. Only 1 drop in each area is probably required. Be careful baby does not touch the areas of applied oils and rub their eyes. Or place one drop Peppermint on caregiver’s hands, let the oil evaporate till moisture seems to disappear then rub hands on baby’s feet.
Lemon or Peppermint can be added to water with honey or agave and sipped. Also diffusing, cup and inhale or an inhaler can be used.
The body can also be cooled with a tepid compress prepared with 1-2 drops of Peppermint and/or Eucalyptus. Also consider preparing a tepid bath or foot bath with 1 or 2 drops of Peppermint and/or Eucalyptus or apply neat to the feet.
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