I remember Peggy Lee (a singer for those of you younger people who might not remember her) singing You Give Me Fever. “…you give me fever, when you kiss me, fever when you hold me tight. Fever, in the morning and fever all through the night.” Listen to it on You Tube. I’m sure you can find it there.
I was remembering that song yesterday when I held one of my grandsons who had a fever yesterday. It wasn’t a fever from holding anybody tight(ly) but he sure wanted to be held. His fever was from what I diagnosed and treated as a probable ear infection.
But it also reminded me to remind all of you that fevers aren’t necessarily bad. Pathogens grow best at 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s the average human body temperature until someone gets sick. And then the Creator has designed a process that includes a thermostat in your brain that helps the healing begin.
Turning up the temperature a little may actually be part of the healing process. Nothing like a little elevation in temperature to help the patient actually fight off that mean old virus or bacteria.
So before you race to the medicine cabinet to grab the Tylenol or Advil, maybe just a cool sip of water or a good old fashioned nap may actually be the best medicine. And then there’s Grandpa and the Amoxicillin.