For those of you who have children, you will fully understand my next statement … “There is nothing more terrifying than watching your child burn with a high fever in the middle of the night.” If you don’t have children, you probably don’t. But think about it for a moment … a child with a fever over 104 degrees (up to 102 or 103 is common in young children, not so much in adults), anyway, that child would be hot to the touch, listless and could have seizures , And the doctor’s offices are closed! I think the scariest part for parents is that they have no control, they can’t arrange that.
Generally, conventional medicine directs parents to uncover the patient, take ice baths, and take ibuprofen and acetaminophen. In addition, they instruct parents to “let the fever run its course.” That? Sit back and let the fever ravage my child’s body?
An adult with a fever (theirs rarely exceeds 103) is not susceptible to seizures, but will still feel listless, often accompanied by a headache. Adults generally have to take care of themselves and don’t really feel like moving; therefore, adults quickly become dehydrated. Dehydration gets ugly:
- Lack of sweating, which leaves the patient in a difficult situation, if the patient cannot sweat, how will he reduce the fever?
- Rapid heartbeat
- Low blood pressure
- Fast breathing
- In severe cases, delirium
When I was a child, I would always take fever-reducing medicine, put ice packs on my neck, wrists, and chest, and wait for it to pass. The aggravating factor was that the fever lasted for days. When I was older, I started seeing a naturopath and she recommended “The wet sock treatment”. Let me tell you, my family laughed at that for weeks. But one winter, my nephew was around 19 years old and developed a fever that stayed at 104 for several days (about a week). He had become listless, could not eat, and began to hallucinate. I suggested the Wet sock treatment to my sister. We laugh at having done such a thing to a sick person. But she said they had done everything conventional and nothing worked.
She called me the next morning and said, “It’s a miracle. I never would have believed wet socks would do anything, but her fever came down at night and she is celebrating Thanksgiving with the family.” I asked him if he cared about the treatment, considering how sick he was. She said two things:
- He said he was so out of his mind that he really didn’t care what was done; Y
- He said the cold wet socks really felt so good. He said his skin felt like it was on fire … the socks just felt good.
So what is this crazy and miraculous treatment? Is called The wet sock treatment for a reason … it’s wet socks. Keep reading …
You will need the following supplies:
- thin cotton socks
- thick wool socks
- frozen water
- a warm bed
Follow these steps to implement this treatment and obtain excellent results:
- Check that the patient’s feet are completely dry.
- Take a pair of thin cotton socks and put them in the coldest ones, here is water that you can access.
- Squeeze the socks and place them on the patient’s feet.
- Immediately place THICK WOOL socks over wet socks.
- Put the patient to bed, well covered with sheets and blankets.
- Allow the patient to sleep, preferably overnight.
- In the morning, check on the patient. You MUST find that the patient’s fever is down AND that the patient is drenched in sweat.
- You should also find that the wet socks are completely dry.
How or why does this work?
Tea Wet sock treatment it is a natural method of boosting the immune system to fight the flu (or an infection that causes fever). Basically, this treatment is a warming compress; This means that the body has to work to warm up cold socks. The cold triggers the immune system. “The body reacts to cold socks by increasing blood circulation, which also stimulates the immune system. You have to ‘rev up’ the immune system, so that it is ready to battle the affliction or condition,” according to Jamey Wallace, ND, director Clinic physician at Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
A good side effect of the treatment is that it appears to have a sedative action; many patients report experiencing deeper sleep during treatment.
This treatment is free and safe for all ages. It can be repeated three days in a row to continue obtaining benefits. However, the added benefits will likely pale in comparison to the drastic initial response.
So this winter, put down the pill or syrup bottle and grab a pair of wet socks!