Last week one of our younger children had a high fever. In my health studies, I’ve learned that fever is one of our bodies alarm systems. Viruses are delicate in hot temperatures, so having a fever is actually helping your body battle the enemy intruder.
At the same time, it is VERY important to monitor the fever and not allow it to get out of control. LOTS OF REST, VITAMIN C, REHYDRATION are also key to successfully overcoming a virus. One new remedy I learned was to make a cold compress and add a few drops of essential oil (peppermint is my preference, but I’ve read that tea tree also works well.) Simply pour some cold water to a bowl and add 2-3 drops of essential oil. Dampen a wash cloth in the water, ring out and place on the back of neck and forehead. CAUTION: you don't want the MAJORITY of essential oils to touch directly to the skin (tea tree is okay for this, but still dilute in the water.) Continue to apply the compress as needed.
Keep in mind, this isn't to replace common sense or your preferred health practioner (some high fevers can be REALLY serious and immediate medical attention is necessary.) Overall, I hope you will really begin to take your health seriously and explore your options :-)