Before I start, I should confess that the journey on Essential Oils for Fever was not easy for me. I almost took a risk on the health of my Son. Being a mother, I felt so bad at that time for taking the chance. But now I can say, I am glad that I took those risks.
In May, my Son (5) came down with some flu bug. Starting with a fever, then a dry cough and a sore throat – that was the worst of it. His temperature started at 102 and crept up to 103 during the afternoon/evening of two days. The first night his fever was 103.6 – that was the worst
It had been that way for 4 hours, and we could not get it to go down. We have only been using essential oils up to this point (no OTC medicines) since last October. By this time, it is about 9:30 pm and we usually go to bed around 10 – 11 pm.
Now we are praying folks; however, we knew that we would be up worrying checking on him every hour or so if we did not get his fever down. I think any parent would. Right? The essential oils for fever we had been using are Peppermint for the temperature; Lemon and Thieves oil for his sore throat, Thieves and Basil for antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Essential oils for Fever: Did I risk my Son?
We know that fevers are our friends, right? Body temperatures are a sign that our bodies are fighting an infection. They are there to help us. I knew he had some infection and glad that his body was kicking in to help him out. However, he looked miserable, he was so hot, and he now at this time of night was sleeping. So I didn’t want to wake him up to throw him in a cold bath. I wanted to let him sleep because I know that sleep is essential when you are sick as well.
Feeling like a Terrible Parent.
I went to the internet to search about fevers and what others say about it and searched doctors’ articles. I read that after the temperature reaches 105 – 107 there can be neurological damage and I have heard in the past that seizures could happen.
Now, this information is not from my pediatrician or a trusted source. That is why this is a terrible idea. So as my Son’s temperature stayed at 103.6 for some time my husband and I decided to buy him some OTC medicines to try to get the fever down.
We were advised against one OTC (Over The Counter) med that is bad for your liver and to get this other one if that is what we decided to do. I felt awful – felt like a terrible parent. I could not believe that we went this long without OTC medicines and I was going actually to give this to my Son. Ugh!
As my hubby was getting the medication, I hopped online to discuss this with my Aromatherapy specialists. They were so encouraging and let me know that I am the mom and I know best and whatever I decided I should not be discouraged. It was probably the best medicine for me. I felt excited right there at that moment. They gave me some valuable tips on controlling the situation with essential oils for fever.
I learned so much while my hubby was at the store that night about what others have done during this type of situation with their children, etc. I also learned that you could put essential oils in your belly button – Who Knew! So I started doing that with my Son – mostly Peppermint to help his fever come down. They also promised me to send a pack of Essential oils for fever for my personal use.
Essential Oils for Fever vs. OTC Medicines.
My hubby finally returned, and we woke our Son up to give him some of the OTC meds. It’s still 9:30 pm – so I waited an hour to recheck his temp. It was still over 103. What? Why had not this med kicked in – that is why we bought it right – it is supposed to work right away at least within an hour!
I had just started a movie on Netflix, so I decided to continue to watch it and to recheck his temp after the video. It might as well watch something while I am waiting up.
So when the movie was over (about 1 hour or so after I took his temperature the last time). I tested his heat again, and it had come down to 102.
My Son was sleeping in the playroom on the couch, so my hubby decided to stay in there with him that night to make sure he was OK. So at this point, I do not know if his fever went down because of the OTC or from all the oils that I had been doing. You can come up with your conclusion.
To make a long story longer, this went on the next night too, but this time I did not give him any of the OTC meds. I wanted to see what was going to happen and if it was going to go any higher or turn itself around on its own. And guess what? The fever started to go down.
We previously talked and decided (hubby and me) that if his heat was not going down with these essential oils for fever, then we would give him a dose of the OTC med again. However, that was not the case. The temperature turned itself around and throughout the night worked on his little body to get him better. Hallelujah! The next morning his fever was a bit over 101.
He still has the cough and a runny nose. In the meantime, I received an essential oil pack, named Ravintsara from my specialists and I wanted to try. Its medicinal properties mentioned are anti-tumor, antiviral, and antibacterial. Used for: Herpes-virus/viral infections including colds, throat and lung infections, hepatitis, shingles, cancer, and pneumonia.
So I thought throat and lung infections, hah? I would try it, so I added this to my medicine cabinet for the night. I was also continuing to use it on his chest and spine for his cough.
Fevers – Detox Time.
I was so concerned about how I could detox him from the OTC medicine also so, I gave him a couple of detox baths with Epsom salts (Magnesium Sulphate). We used RC (Respiratory Congestion), and I gave him one shower each day.
The Light at the End of the Tunnel.
His fever that day kept going lower and lower – praise God. We were so relieved that the infection portion of this flu seemed to subside finally. I held him home all week. It was the week after Memorial Weekend, so he missed 4 days of school. Thank God, I am a work from home mom, so I would not have to take off work. He was feeling better the night of the 3rd day after his fever subsided and I knew he was going to be OK. I am not sure if I would not have used essential oils for fever if this flu had gone away in 3 days.
Thank God, I am a work from home mom, so I would not have to take off work. He was feeling better the night of the 3rd day after his fever subsided and I knew he was going to be OK. I am not sure if I would not have used essential oils for fever if this flu had gone away in 3 days. But my confidence on natural remedies has increased to many folds and I started using 10 Secret Essential Oils Uses To Attract Wealth from Home.