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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. === 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 -- "..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..." === Acetaminophen decreases intracellular glutathione levels and modulates cytokine production in human alveolar macrophages and type II pneumocytes in vitro. Dimova S, et al. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2005. Authors Dimova S 1 ,  Hoet PH ,  Dinsdale D ,  Nemery B . Author information

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 h