ABC - Aconite, Belladonna, Chamomilla.
Managing your child's fever is as simple as ABC - Aconite, Belladonna and Chamomilla.
It can be very worrying to find your child is producing a fever. The temptation is to want to bring down the temperature immediately, but the fever is a sign that your child is fighting something. It is a very healthy reaction and needs to be supported.
The advice of the NHS is in accordance with this. Naturally, there are definitely times when action needs to be taken, and the NHS website clearly sets out when and how to act. However, in a straightforward situation, the following can be done:
Encourage your child to drink to avoid dehydration. Sucking on ice cubes suits some older little ones.
Breastfeed if applicable - this is sometimes all that your child will require.
Sponge down your child's face and body to keep your child's temperature at an acceptable level.
In addition to this, if your child's temperature remains high and they seem to be struggling, the remedy combination ABC can work wonders. The remedies which make up this combination are Aconite, Belladonna and Chamomilla, and they are the three primary childhood fever remedies. As children invariably produce fevers at night when all you want to do is sleep, the ability to differentiate between remedies and find the one which best suits your child, is almost impossible. The combination remedy ABC, therefore, enables you to treat your child effectively and efficiently.
In acute situations, your child will use up the remedies quickly, so be prepared to give a dose of ABC hourly while the symptoms last. If you have given the remedy 4 times and the fever subsides but then reheightens, seek professional help.
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