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Fever Phobia- Just a few supportive studies on why we should support fever rather than suppress it.

Ital J Pediatr. 2012 Sep 5;38:40. doi: 10.1186/1824-7288-38-40.

Knowledge, attitudes and misconceptions of primary care physicians regarding fever in children: a cross sectional study.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22950655

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World J Clin Pediatr. 2012 Dec 8;1(4):29-33. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v1.i4.29. eCollection 2012.

Fever management: Evidence vs current practice
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"..The practice of alternating antipyretics has become widespread at home and on paediatric wards without supporting scientific evidence. There is still a significant contrast between the current concept and practice, and the scientific evidence..."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25254165

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J Family Med Prim Care. 2013 Apr;2(2):153-8. doi: 10.4103/2249-4863.117409.

Comparison of cold water sponging and acetaminophen in control of Fever among children attending a tertiary hospital in South Nigeria

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24479070

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Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2002;(2):CD003676.

Paracetamol for treating f…
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Elderberry versus Tamiflu?

Go team Sweet’s Syrup!!



You can probably guess my answer being an Integrative Physician.I figure since pharmacists say “only 2 % “ of children have a risk of psychosis as a side effect I don’t want my kids to be one of those 2%.As a friend posted on my page, Siri says there are 73.9 million children ages 0-17 in the US.2% of that is 1,478,000.Um.No thanks! In my blog, I explain why I wouldn’t get a flu shot either but I digress.

So since I have plenty of evidence as to why the flu shot is not effective, we all know that whether you get the flu vaccine or not, you can indeed get the flu, even if the same strain is found in the flu vaccine.“They say” that it won’t be as severe or you won’t have complications if you get the flu vaccine but the data does not support that either.So now you have a choice to do Tamiflu or go au natural and try some elderberry syrup.
I personally go for elderberry syrup and think it is reasonable for your average healthy person to go for the natural route.Sweet…

My Patient Info Sheet for the Flu Vaccine for Informed Consent.

My Patient Info Sheet for the Flu Vaccine for Informed Consent

For the Pro side please visit thehttps://www.cdc.gov/flu/
It is important to review both sets of data to make an informed decision.
1.Jefferson T, Di Pietrantonj C, Rivetti A, Bawazeer GA, Al ... (n.d.). Retrieved from https://residenciadeclinica.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/influenza-vaccines-cochrane-review-20101.pdf
Collaboration report included 40 clinical trial studies of more than 70,000 people a perfectly matched year, it showed up to 80% benefit but since that often doesn’t happen, it listed 50% effectiveness to as low as 30% effectiveness with the flu vaccine. So just as many people theoretically benefited as didn’t on an average year.  It showed modest days lost from work and NO evidence was found to decrease hospitalization or complication rates. Another analysis put it this way.  When the vaccine matched the flu strain, 4 percent who weren’t vaccinated got the flu. One percent of vaccinated people got it. That’s …