Dr Kellogg on...
It is not by the high temperature, nor by the pathogenic organisms which invade the body but by the poisons produced by these organisms and by the toxins generated within the body itself, that life is destroyed. These poisons kill by their effect upon the nervous system, -a pernicious influence which is manifested by headache, delirium, insomnia, weakness, stupor, coma, ataxia and various other symptoms which point directly toward the great centers of the life, the ganglia of the brain and cord... to aid the body in its battle against death by toxemia through support of the organ in every possible way; hence, any measure which increases vital resistance, which replenishes the life forces, which antagonizes the depressing and other toxic influences of the poisons present must be of paramount importance. The fever patient has no appetite because digestive ability is lacking; little or no hydrochloric acid is found in the gastric juice; the secretion of the salivary glands, the pancreas, liver, and other digestive glands likewise lessened or impaired in quality, and all the nutritive processes are nearly paralyzed. The assimilative activity of the tissues is also weakened as much as is the digestive power of the alimentary canal and accessory organs. pp573,4
from Hydrothermic Remedies...
Rapid onset high fevers in children if treated promptly are relieved and complications are prevented. If fever persists more than 24 hours or there are convulsions see a doctor.
- Hot Tub Bath with Cold Compress to head and face wiped. Until obvious relaxation, sweating observed or time indicated below:
- followed by cold Local Pail Pour
- Cold Shower or
- Cold Mitten Friction and
- vigorous rub dry then 30min in bed.
- Hot Blanket Pack if not suitable for bath
HOT BATHS FOR FEVER
|Age||Oral||Initial Water||Water after 30sec||Duration min||Frequency|
|to 6 mths||39.5°C||41°C||-||30 sec||4x daily|
|1-3 yrs||<39.5||41||43.5||3 min||4x daily|
|4-7 yrs||<39.5||41||43.5||7||4x daily|
|>39.5||40||41||5||2x a day|
|>39.5||40||43.5||7-10||2x a day|
from Dr GK Abbott's Prescriptions...
Start treatment before diagnosis is complete.
Treatment is continued till temperature is near normal - 2-3 days
- Hot Tub Bath 10-20min (<5min for 6-8mth olds) with Pail Pour over chest and shoulders as the upper body is lifted from the water or
- preliminary Cold Sponge to face and head then
- Heating Pack 30min to 3hrs with
- combine with Hot Tub Bath 15-20min then