WEIRD SCIENCE!!!!!! Being a Compendium of Malevolent TOXIC SUBSTANCES brewed up by the US MILITARY to kill MILLIONS OF USELESS EATERS, i.e. the American people
Each of us should know the SECRET EXPERIMENTS of the US Government to kill people using weird microbes, scary diseases, poisons, radium, toxins! As just recently, forty scientists in this field were simultaneously murdered, we can be certain that SOMETHING is up. SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES! Your family needs to know what the US Military has done and what it is capable of so you are not caught offguard believing that some ASIAN FLU that hits your town isn't really from WASHINGTON DC! WHEN IT IS!
A History of Secret Human Experimentation
1918 Killer Flu comes from Northern France, carried by internat'l
forces fighting WWI. This bug involved no experimentation. The reason
this flu was so noxious was that aspirin had just been invented. If
you lower your fever when a virus hits, your immune system cannot
do its number. Only aspirin users died. So much for modern science
but let's call this "experimentation!" NOTE: Next time you get any
disease, let the fever run as high as it wants. That is your immune
system killing bugs. Iced towel on head if fever gets to 105 cuz brain
doesn't appreciate that heat. So that old picture of Mommy sitting by
bed with ice and towels all night when baby has high fever is very
accurate. We got cable and remotes for that chore!
1931 Dr. Cornelius Rhoads, under the auspices of the Rockefeller
Institute for Medical Investigations, infects human subjects with cancer
cells. He later goes on to establish the U.S. Army Biological Warfare
facilities in Maryland, Utah, and Panama, and is named to the U.S.
Atomic Energy Commission. While there, he begins a series of radiation
exposure experiments on American soldiers and civilian hospital
1932 The Tuskegee Syphilis Study begins. 200 black men diagnosed with
syphilis are never told of their illness, are denied treatment, and
instead are used as human guinea pigs in order to follow the progression
and symptoms of the disease. They all subsequently die from syphilis,
their families never told that they could have been treated.
1935 The Pellagra Incident. After millions of individuals die from
Pellagra over a span of two decades, the U.S. Public Health Service
finally acts to stem the disease. The director of the agency admits it
had known for at least 20 years that Pellagra is caused by a niacin
deficiency but failed to act since most of the deaths occured within
poverty-striken black populations.
1940 Four hundred prisoners in Chicago are infected with Malaria in
order to study the effects of new and experimental drugs to combat the
disease. Nazi doctors later on trial at Nuremberg cite this American
study to defend their own actions during the Holocaust.
1942 Chemical Warfare Services begins mustard gas experiments on
approximately 4,000 servicemen. The experiments continue until 1945 and
made use of Seventh Day Adventists who chose to become human guinea pigs
rather than serve on active duty.
1943 In response to Japan's full-scale germ warfare program, the U.S.
begins research on biological weapons at Fort Detrick, MD.
1944 U.S. Navy uses human subjects to test gas masks and clothing.
Individuals were locked in a gas chamber and exposed to mustard gas and
1945 Project Paperclip is initiated. The U.S. State Department, Army
intelligence, and the CIA recruit Nazi scientists and offer them
immunity and secret identities in exchange for work on top secret
government projects in the United States.
1945 "Program F" is implemented by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
(AEC). This is the most extensive U.S. study of the health effects of
fluoride, which was the key chemical component in atomic bomb
production. One of the most toxic chemicals known to man, fluoride, it
is found, causes marked adverse effects to the central nervous system
but much of the information is squelched in the name of national
security because of fear that lawsuits would undermine full-scale
production of atomic bombs.
1946 Patients in VA hospitals are used as guinea pigs for medical
experiments. In order to allay suspicions, the order is given to change
the word "experiments" to "investigations" or "observations" whenever
reporting a medical study performed in one of the nation's veteran's
1947 Colonel E.E. Kirkpatrick of the U.S. Atomic Energy Comission issues
a secret document (Document 07075001, January 8, 1947) stating that the
agency will begin administering intravenous doses of radioactive
substances to human subjects.
1947 The CIA begins its study of LSD as a potential weapon for use by
American intelligence. Human subjects (both civilian and military) are
used with and without their knowledge.
1950 Department of Defense begins plans to detonate nuclear weapons in
desert areas and monitor downwind residents for medical problems and
1950 In an experiment to determine how susceptible an American city
would be to biological attack, the U.S. Navy sprays a cloud of bacteria
from ships over San Franciso. Monitoring devices are situated throughout
the city in order to test the extent of infection. Many residents become
ill with pneumonia-like symptoms.
1951 Department of Defense begins open air tests using disease-producing
bacteria and viruses. Tests last through 1969 and there is concern that
people in the surrounding areas have been exposed.
1953 U.S. military releases clouds of zinc cadmium sulfide gas over
Winnipeg, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Fort Wayne, the Monocacy River Valley
in Maryland, and Leesburg, Virginia. Their intent is to determine how
efficiently they could disperse chemical agents.
1953 Joint Army-Navy-CIA experiments are conducted in which tens of
thousands of people in New York and San Francisco are exposed to the
airborne germs Serratia marcescens and Bacillus glogigii.
1953 CIA initiates Project MKULTRA. This is an eleven year research
program designed to produce and test drugs and biological agents that
would be used for mind control and behavior modification. Six of the
subprojects involved testing the agents on unwitting human beings.
1955 The CIA, in an experiment to test its ability to infect human
populations with biological agents, releases a bacteria withdrawn from
the Army's biological warfare arsenal over Tampa Bay, Fl.
1955 Army Chemical Corps continues LSD research, studying its potential
use as a chemical incapacitating agent. More than 1,000 Americans
participate in the tests, which continue until 1958.
1956 U.S. military releases mosquitoes infected with Yellow Fever over
Savannah, Ga and Avon Park, Fl. Following each test, Army agents posing
as public health officials test victims for effects.
1958 LSD is tested on 95 volunteers at the Army's Chemical Warfare
Laboratories for its effect on intelligence.
1960 The Army Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Intelligence (ACSI)
authorizes field testing of LSD in Europe and the Far East. Testing of
the european population is code named Project THIRD CHANCE; testing of
the Asian population is code named Project DERBY HAT.
1965 Project CIA and Department of Defense begin Project MKSEARCH, a
program to develop a capability to manipulate human behavior through the
use of mind-altering drugs.
1965 Prisoners at the Holmesburg State Prison in Philadelphia are
subjected to dioxin, the highly toxic chemical component of Agent Orange
used in Viet Nam. The men are later studied for development of cancer,
which indicates that Agent Orange had been a suspected carcinogen all
1966 CIA initiates Project MKOFTEN, a program to test the toxicological
effects of certain drugs on humans and animals.
1966 U.S. Army dispenses Bacillus subtilis variant niger throughout the
New York City subway system. More than a million civilians are exposed
when army scientists drop lightbulbs filled with the bacteria onto
1967 CIA and Department of Defense implement Project MKNAOMI, successor
to MKULTRA and designed to maintain, stockpile and test biological and
1968 CIA experiments with the possibility of poisoning drinking water by
injecting chemicals into the water supply of the FDA in Washington, D.C.
1969 Dr. Robert MacMahan of the Department of Defense requests from
congress $10 million to develop, within 5 to 10 years, a synthetic
biological agent to which no natural immunity exists.
1970 Funding for the synthetic biological agent is obtained under H.R.
15090. The project, under the supervision of the CIA, is carried out by
the Special Operations Division at Fort Detrick, the army's top secret
biological weapons facility. Speculation is raised that molecular
biology techniques are used to produce AIDS-like retroviruses.
1970 United States intensifies its development of "ethnic weapons"
(Military Review, Nov., 1970), designed to selectively target and
eliminate specific ethnic groups who are susceptible due to genetic
differences and variations in DNA.
1974 Kerr McGee a major Corp used by US Military has an activist
raising Hell with the press. First, they put RADIUM in her fridge and
poison her, next the run her off a road, killing her. Karen Silkwood.
1975 The virus section of Fort Detrick's Center for Biological Warfare
Research is renamed the Fredrick Cancer Research Facilities and placed
under the supervision of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) . It is
here that a special virus cancer program is initiated by the U.S. Navy,
purportedly to develop cancer-causing viruses. It is also here that
retrovirologists isolate a virus to which no immunity exists. It is
later named HTLV (Human T-cell Leukemia Virus).
THE PERFECT VIRUS! NO CURE FOR IT!
SCIENCE HAS TRIUMPHED AGAIN!
1977 Senate hearings on Health and Scientific Research confirm that 239
populated areas had been contaminated with biological agents between
1949 and 1969. Some of the areas included San Francisco, Washington,
D.C., Key West, Panama City, Minneapolis, and St. Louis.
1978 Experimental Hepatitis B vaccine trials, conducted by the CDC,
begin in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Ads for research
subjects specifically ask for promiscuous homosexual men.
1981 First cases of AIDS are confirmed in homosexual men in New York,
Los Angeles and San Francisco, triggering speculation that AIDS may have
been introduced via the Hepatitis B vaccine
1985 According to the journal Science (227:173-177), HTLV and VISNA, a
fatal sheep virus, are very similar, indicating a close taxonomic and
1986 According to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
(83:4007-4011), HIV and VISNA are highly similar and share all
structural elements, except for a small segment which is nearly
identical to HTLV. This leads to speculation that HTLV and VISNA may
have been linked to produce a new retrovirus to which no natural
1986 A report to Congress reveals that the U.S. Government's current
generation of biological agents includes: modified viruses, naturally
occurring toxins, and agents that are altered through genetic
engineering to change immunological character and prevent treatment by
all existing vaccines.
1987 Department of Defense admits that, despite a treaty banning
research and development of biological agents, it continues to operate
research facilities at 127 facilities and universities around the
1990 More than 1500 six-month old black and hispanic babies in Los
Angeles are given an "experimental" measles vaccine that had never been
licensed for use in the United States. CDC later admits that parents
were never informed that the vaccine being injected to their children
1994 With a technique called "gene tracking," Dr. Garth Nicolson at the
MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX discovers that many returning
Desert Storm veterans are infected with an altered strain of Mycoplasma
incognitus, a microbe commonly used in the production of biological
weapons. Incorporated into its molecular structure is 40 percent of the
HIV protein coat, indicating that it had been man-made.
1994 Senator John D. Rockefeller issues a report revealing that for at
least 50 years the Department of Defense has used hundreds of thousands
of military personnel in human experiments and for intentional exposure
to dangerous substances. Materials included mustard and nerve gas,
ionizing radiation, psychochemicals, hallucinogens, and drugs used
during the Gulf War .
1995 U.S. Government admits that it had offered Japanese war criminals
and scientists who had performed human medical experiments salaries and
immunity from prosecution in exchange for data on biological warfare
1995 Dr. Garth Nicolson, uncovers evidence that the biological agents
used during the Gulf War had been manufactured in Houston, TX and Boca
Raton, Fl and tested on prisoners in the Texas Department of
YEAH just a sweet little taste of Texas for ole Saddam! SO what if it gets on OUR BOYS
and all those sweet Iraqui babies......
1996 Department of Defense admits that Desert Storm soldiers were
exposed to chemical agents.
1997 Eighty-eight members of Congress sign a letter demanding an
investigation into bioweapons use & Gulf War Syndrome.
2001- In the wake of WTC, the US MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SPY machine sends Anthrax to liberals
in congress as if OSAMA were trying to kill them. Nobody buys it was OSAMA. OR SADDAM.
2001- 2005 Forty scientists in the BIO WAR field are murdered. At the same time USA starts making mysterious pronouncements that a very nasty FLU BUG that kills EVERYONE, ala flu virus '1918', is waking up in ASIA! SOmething is up. WHat might it be?
Two More Bio-Chemists Murdered, French students, working on the real origins of bird flu,
tortured, killed in London JUNE 2008
By George Kadar
Two French biochemical students, Laurent Bonomo and Gabriel
Ferez, were murdered by Israeli Mossad-British intelligence assassination
teams on June 29, 2008. Both Bonomo and Ferez were studying at the
prestigious London Imperial College researching the origins of bird flu and
the link to the alleged vaccines.
The murders were first revealed by France's Directorate for
Internal Security, not by Britain?s Scotland Yard, making it likely that the
students were French intelligence officers. London police arrested Daniel
Sonnex, 23, and Nigel Edward Farmer in the killings.
A joint French-U.S. Intelligence anti-terrorist task force in
Paris, headed by former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former head of
French intelligence Jean Crout for years has monitored the activity of the
Israeli mercenaries. The patriotic American-French team has allegedly
prevented various scripted terrorist attacks, i.e. false flags, on both the
United States and Europe, with the planning of the attacks actually
originating inside the compromised intelligence agencies of the United
States, the United Kingdom, Israel and Germany, according to task force
The two researchers had discovered that the alleged bird flu
vaccine, H-7, which was designed to neutralize and stop the H5N1 avian flu
virus, had been spliced using DNA to actually create a vaccine and an
illness producing virus at the same time. The French students had also
discovered that the bird flu vaccine, i.e. a virus, had links to U.S.,
British and Israeli laboratories associated with the noted Mossad agent, Dr.
Philip M. Zackerie.
Israeli microbiologist Zackerie, known as ?Dr. Zack,? worked for
the U.S. bio-weapons lab at Ft. Detrick, Md., where he was photographed
handling the strain of anthrax used in the post 9-11 attack according to
published reports. He was a consultant at the FBI linked company Gilead
Sciences Inc. of Boulder, Colo. Gilead Sciences has been linked to the 9-11
anthrax strain and to the bird flu vaccine.
The two French students, who had their apartment broken into one
week before their brutal assassination, also had their lap-top computer
stolen and their apartment fire-bombed.
The operation has been traced to a team of 10 Israeli Mossad and
British MI5 agents. The two individuals currently under arrest in the United
Kingdom were witnesses to the murders, according to task force sources,
and their lives are in jeopardy.
The assassination of Bonomo and Ferez happened just after the
recent meetings that took place in Northern Ireland between President George
Bush, former President Bill Clinton and current British Prime Minister
The two murders also may be related to the recent alleged
assassination attempt on French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Israeli Prime
Minister Ehud Olmert in Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel.
Officially, an Israeli border patrol officer who was a member of
the Druze community shot himself as Sarkozy and his wife were mounting the
stairs to their plane. The man?s body then fell from the top of the building
where he had been perched. Many believe he was an Arab patsy-to-be before
the assassination attempt went awry.
Sarkozy was also aware of the bird flu treason and plans to use
it against France as well as the Israeli Mossad hacking of French INTERPOL
Internet portals using the U.S. National Security Agency and a headquarters
George Kadar is a Hungarian national living in England. He acts
as one of AFP?s European bureau chiefs.
OK, now you want to read UP on what you do when you have a mysterious fever one day!
By Linda B. White and Sunny Mavor
Originally printed in Mothering Magazine
Excerpted from Kids, Herbs, and Health: A Parents' Guide to Natural Remedies by Linda B. White, MD, and Sunny Mavor, AHG, $21.95, with permission from Interweave Press, 1999. CLICK HERE to view on Amazon.com.
Fever is not a disease but rather a symptom of an illness.
It may help parents to remember that fever is only one part of the picture of an illness. In fact, for children under eight years of age, and especially for infants, the severity of a fever is an unreliable indicator of the severity of the child's illness.
- Childhood fevers frighten grownups.
- Fever is maligned and misunderstood.
- Controversy surrounding the management of fever causes anxiety for parents, because they are not completely sure what to do when their child has one.
For example, infants and toddlers can be very sick with a low or even subnormal temperature. Conversely, children three to eight years old can be running about quite cheerfully with a fairly impressive fever. The important thing is how your child is acting, not the thermometer reading.
First, let's define normal body temperature. Most people say 98.6ºF (37ºC) is normal, but this doesn't account for individual variations or the fact that kids tend to run slightly hotter than adults. You can think of anything between 97º and 99.4ºF (36º and 37.4ºC) as normal.
Consumption of hot food, recent exercise, overbundling, hot weather, or an overheated room can drive body temperature up a degree or two. Body temperature also varies during the course of the day, and, with teenaged girls, the menstrual cycle.
Fevers usually hit their highest point in the late afternoon.
Conversely, kids often have their lowest temperature of the day early in the morning. So don't panic at 4 p.m. when your child's fever rises slightly; this does not necessarily forebode a raging fever. On the other hand, if your child has a low-grade fever upon awakening, you may want to keep him home.
How Fever Happens
Infections most commonly launch fever, especially in children. Other triggers include transfusion reactions, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, tumors, inflammatory reactions caused by trauma, medications (including some antihistamines, antibiotics, or an overdose of aspirin), immunizations, and dehydration.
Most physicians do not believe that teething directly causes significant fever, but we have seen it happen.
When infectious "bugs" stimulate white blood cells in a specific way, they release a substance called endogenous pyrogen, which signals the brain's hypothalamus to raise the body's thermostat setting. In turn, the body heats up by increasing its metabolic rate, shivering, or seeking warm environments.
It also minimizes heat loss by restricting blood flow to the skin, giving it a pale appearance. Once body temperature rises, the skin flushes and sweats. A fever sufferer may lose appetite and feel lethargic, achy, and sleepy. When these phenomena happen to our children, we just tuck them into bed and let them sleep.
A basic fever, one due to minor bacterial or viral illness, can be an expression of the immune system working at its best. Given that most animals (vertebrates anyway) mount a fever in response to illness, it's likely that humans have preserved this evolutionary response because it improves survival. Some research supports this theory; animal studies show when fever is blocked, survival rates from infection decline.
Fever increases the amount of interferon (a natural antiviral and anticancer substance) in the blood. A mild fever also increases the white blood cells that kill cells infected with viruses, fungi, and cancer, and improves the ability of certain white blood cells to destroy bacteria and infected cells. Fever also impairs the replication of many bacteria and viruses.
Bottom line: A moderate fever is a friend, but not one you want to spend a lot of time with. So it makes sense to avoid suppressing moderate fevers with drugs, while continuing to monitor your child for dramatic increases in temperature and worsening of any other of his symptoms.
Can Fever Do Harm?
Any time body temperature increases, salt and water are lost via sweating, and stores of energy and vitamins, especially the water-soluble ones, are burned up. During moderate fevers, we can compensate for these losses by drinking appropriate fluids, ingesting nutritious foods, or taking vitamin supplements.
Replacing water-soluble vitamins (chiefly C and Bs) makes sense. However, during fevers, the body makes some minerals unavailable for a good reason - bacteria need them to thrive. In terms of energy stores, our bodies switch from burning glucose (the favorite meal of bacteria) to burning protein and fat.
This means a few days of poor appetite is probably adaptive. In other words, don't cajole or coerce your children into eating during fevers if they don't feel hungry; they will likely regain any lost weight quickly after the illness ends. You do, however, need to encourage fluids, because dehydration alone can drive up fever.
Very high fevers - those above 106°F (41°C) - can harm the heart and brain. Some authorities, however, say that fever is unlikely to cause brain damage in a previously healthy child. During most infections, the brain keeps body temperature at or below 104°F (40°C). So in most - not all - cases, you don't need to be afraid that your child's temperature is going to continue to rise above that point.
What About Febrile Seizures?
First, let's define them. These abnormal jerking movements occur in children between the ages of three months and five years in association with a fever, but without evidence of infection of the nervous system. The seizure lasts no longer than 15 minutes (usually five minutes or less) and causes twitching all over. About 3 percent of kids get febrile seizures.
The reason some children have this susceptibility isn't well understood. Of those kids who have a first-time febrile seizure, about one-third have a recurrence. Risks for recurrence go up with younger age at the first seizure (16 months old or less) and a family history of febrile seizures.
Frightening as these seizures are for parents, they're benign; once they pass, the child continues to develop normally. Often pediatricians can help parents learn to block high temperatures by giving ibuprofen or acetaminophen when fevers start. For the few children who have recurrent febrile seizures, anticonvulsants or sedatives may be used.
What to Do If Your Child Has a Febrile Seizure
Try to stay calm. That's a tall order, but your child needs you to be collected. Take a deep breath. Let it out. Tell yourself that the seizure will not last long (although it may seem like forever) and that your child will likely be fine afterward.
Look at your watch to time the length of the seizure. This sounds like a big demand, given the anxiety a parent naturally feels. However, you will otherwise overestimate the time, and the duration of the seizure is important information for the doctor. If it exceeds five minutes, call 911.
- Turn your child on his side. This reduces his risk of gagging on or inhaling secretions.
- Make sure the immediate environment is safe. Remove objects your child might hit.
After the seizure is over, comfort and reassure your child, then call your doctor for an immediate appointment. He or she will want to evaluate your child for any abnormalities (other than fever) that may have triggered the seizure. If the seizure lasted longer than five minutes and/or your child seems to be very sick, your physician may tell you to go to the emergency room right away.
- Do not restrain your child.
Over-the-Counter Medications for Fevers
It makes sense to us that if fever helps defend against infection, giving fever-reducing medications may make things worse. In addition, some fever medications can have undesirable side effects. On the other hand, no one likes to watch a child suffer. And fever can deplete a child's energy. Here's a profile of over-the-counter medicines for reducing fever and discomfort.
Acetaminophen reduces fever and pain but not inflammation. Follow the package instructions. Because of the risk of liver damage, do not dose more frequently than every four to six hours or for more than five consecutive days. There is no need to awaken your child to give her a dose; sleep will do far more good.
Ibuprofen (Children's Motrin, Pediaprofen, Advil) reduces fever, pain, and inflammation. Follow the package instructions. Do not give more often than every six hours unless your physician advises otherwise. This medicine can cause stomach upset.
Aspirin reduces fever, pain, and inflammation, but pediatricians rarely recommend it.
Use of aspirin in children during viral illness has been linked to Reye's syndrome, a disease characterized by severe liver dysfunction and brain swelling. Symptoms include effortless and repeated vomiting, then a change in the level of consciousness (lethargy, stupor, combative behavior, delirium, seizures, coma).
No one knows what the cause of Reye's is, but it seems to be linked with aspirin use during viral illnesses. For this reason, authorities have recommended that children under 21 years with symptoms of viral respiratory illness or chickenpox do not take aspirin. Sometimes herpes outbreaks and viral gastroenteritis (marked by vomiting and/or diarrhea) are included in the list of illnesses during which aspirin must be avoided.
Unfortunately, it is often difficult to be certain of the cause of an illness when it starts. Aspirin is a component of many cold and flu over-the-counter medications, so avoiding it requires careful label reading on your part.
Medications for fever can act as a screen. Here are some pros and cons to giving your child over-the-counter medication to ease a fever.
Medication such as acetaminophen can help sort out whether your child feels miserable because of a fever or because of an infection. Some physicians use a trial of acetaminophen as a screen. If, after the drug kicks in, the child looks and acts better, it is less likely that he has a fever or that his infection is a serious one.
Fever medications can make your child feel better. He may be more likely to drink fluids, nibble food, and sleep. All can help him recover.
Fever medications can mask symptoms. In other words, your child acts as though his health has improved, but it really hasn't.
Fever medications may actually prolong the illness. AHIGH fever is what you want. ASPIRIN impedes that fever, so do not take any. This opinion of some practitioners is backed by a few studies. Assuming the response of the body to illness (fever, inflammation, sleepiness) is adaptive, it seems reasonable to assume that interfering with the process may do more harm than good. The following are some examples that support this theory.
- A study of adults with colds found that aspirin and acetaminophen suppressed production of antibodies and increased cold symptoms, with a trend toward longer infectiousness.
- In a study of children with chickenpox, acetaminophen prolonged itching and the time to scabbing compared to placebo treatment.
The bottom line. Use these medicines sparingly when your child is in pain or suffers discomfort from a fever over 102°F (38.8°C). Ask yourself whether you are administering the fever-reducing medicine to make your child more comfortable or to decrease your own anxiety.
- In test-tube studies, therapeutic levels of aspirin suppressed the ability of human white blood cells to destroy bacteria. Acetaminophen did not have this effect. Another study found that a host of pain relievers, including aspirin and ibuprofen, inhibited white-cell production of antibodies by up to 50 percent.
Nondrug approaches can go a long way toward helping your child feel better. If the situation does not seem urgent, you might want to consider a trial of herbal treatment before you pull out the acetaminophen.
Home Management of Fevers
Do give your child lots to drink. Fever increases fluid loss, and dehydration can drive up your child's temperature. Kids with fever often do not feel thirsty, or by the time they do, they're already dehydrated. So keep offering fluids.
Small, frequent sips are often best, especially if the child feels nauseated. If necessary, use a plastic medicine dropper to gently insert water into your child's mouth. The type that holds several ounces is best to use.
Dress lightly or bundle? The answer depends on your children's perception of temperature - follow her cues. If your child looks pale, shivers, or complains of feeling chilled (things that tend to happen in the early stages of fever), bundle her in breathable fabrics so that sweat will evaporate, but make sure she can easily remove the layers. If she is comfortable and her fever is low, dress her snuggly and give warm liquids to assist the body's fever production. If she sweats and complains of heat, dress her lightly and let her throw off the covers. Older kids will take care of these needs themselves.
Don't push food. People with fevers generally don't have much appetite. Let your child determine when and what she eats. Just bear in mind that consumption of sugary foods could delay the natural immune response.
Herbal Remedies for Fevers
A rule of thumb that herbalists like to use during minor illness with fever is: "First, do nothing," meaning that a short period of observation ought to precede any action against the illness. Follow our guidelines above for seeking medical assistance for feverish children under the age of two, and encourage fluids. For older children, give liquids, make them comfortable, and observe closely.
Is your child drinking fluids well? Urinating at least once every eight hours (ideally, every three to four hours, or wetting eight to ten diapers per day)? Does your touch console her? Is she playing normally? If the answer to these questions is yes, she is probably not seriously ill.
This observation time can also help you figure out which of the following herbs are most indicated and effective.
Boneset. We cannot find much current research on this herb, but folklore, historical medical texts, and personal experience tell us it works. Consider the opinion of Drs. John Uri Lloyd and Harvey Felter from 1898, two of the most respected herb doctors in American history: "In influenza, it relieves the pain in the limbs and back. Its popular name, 'boneset,' is derived from its well-known property of relieving the deep-seated pains in the limbs which accompany this disorder."
For more information about herbal remedies for children, see the following articles in past issues of Mothering: "The Scent That Soothes," no. 80; "Natural Remedies for Childhood Diseases," no. 77; "Natural Immune Boosters," no. 73; "Natural Remedies for Winter Illnesses," no. 69, and "Childhood Fevers," no. 51.
Linda B. White, MD, is the mother of two and the author of The Grandparent Book. She is a national natural health writer.
Sunny Mavor, AHG, is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and lectures nationally on botanical medicine. She is the mother of two and the founder of Herbs for Kids.