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Infant Care (up to 18 months old) Message Board


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I would use a humdifier. The virus thrives and spreads in dry air, that is why people get sick in the fall and winter. I would not reccomend the use Tylenol. It only further interferes. The hypothalamus in the body does the work, the body had a fever for a reason and it is a sign that the body is fighting the infection, then people give Tylenol which interferes and suppresses the bodies ability to fight and deposits chemicals into the body, because that what Tylenol is. Chemicals further lower the immune system, so this is why it is best to fight this naturally.You can add some eucalyptus and peppermint oil to a humdifier and make your own "Vicks-like" rub as their's is laden with chemicals and petroleum.
We also use the carseat in our house when baby has a cold. I have to say also that I understand that we do not want to laden our babies with chemicals but they can be miserable with a fever. My son (6 months) just had Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease. His fever ran between 102 and 103.5 which made him miserable. His throat was covered in sores. We gave him Tylenol and it worked wonders. I actually came down with the illness a few days after my sons had it. It was the worst sore throat I have ever had and my head felt as if it were going to explode with the fever. I too used Tylenol (and ibuprofen). I can only imagine how badly my baby felt for the three days before we caved and gave him Tylenol.

It is a personal decision but if your little guy spikes a high fever, I would listen to the doctor.


-Jen





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