A fever is not a disease but rather a symptom. We automatically want to suppress a fever but it stimulates our immune system and creates an environment in which the invading organisms cannot survive. During the fever more white blood cells and antibodies are produced leading to the immune system fighting the invaders. One will get sleepy and lose their appetite but this allows energy to be conserved for natural defences and repair.
To support a fever plenty of fluids (broths and water) are recommended to prevent dehydration. Rest is important so the body can conserve its energy hence exercise is not recommended. Immediate attention is required when a newborn to 3 month old has a fever over 38°C; a 3 to 36 month old has a fever above 39°C or a fever over 40°C in anyone else.
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine in Okotoks and Calgary.
Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday: 11am - 7pm
Thursday: 11am - 7pm
Fridays: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only for massage
UPCOMING CLINIC CLOSURES
Due to Covid 19, We are currently closed for in person visits. Dr Kaler is available for telemedicine
113 - 109 Southbank Blvd
Okotoks AB T1S 0G1
Phone: 403 938 1138
Fax: 403 982 2114