Tips for dealing with fever in your family

Tips for families with feversWith flu season upon us, many families are suffering fevers and sickness at the same time. As a mother of three, I’ve felt how difficult it is to be a parent to a sick child while sick yourself. Most recently, all five of us were sick at once. I’d like to share some best practices I use in my family and offer my patients to keep comfortable and recover from a fever.

The truth about fever

First, let’s address some  common myths about fever. Some of the misconceptions can be quite alarming—including the idea that high temperatures cause brain damage.  Continue reading