Seasons alternate, coupled with the prevalence of infectious diseases such as influenza, children are prone to fever and other symptoms. For children with fever, in addition to using antipyretic drugs, you can also try traditional Chinese medicine and other treatments.
Compared with adults, children’s skin is delicate, and drugs are more easily absorbed through the skin, which is more conducive to the therapeutic effect of medicated bath therapy.
Method: Take 15 grams of Bupleurum, 10 grams of Nepeta, 10 grams of Gardenia, 10 grams of Forsythia, 8 grams of Mint, 15 grams of Pueraria Radix, and 10 grams of Angelica; put the medicines into a disposable medicine bag and put them into the foot bath; Add water to the basin, the water temperature is 38-40 degrees Celsius, the water level exceeds the child’s ankle joint, and foot bath for 15-20 minutes. Children over the age of 3 can suspend their feet above the foot bath liquid, fumigate for 5 minutes, and then take a foot bath.
Precautions: 1. After 1 hour of foot bath, if the body temperature drops below 1°C, the foot bath can be repeated once, and if the body temperature rises, the foot bath can also be repeated once.
2. It is not advisable to sweat too much, it is advisable to sweat slightly on the body, and avoid sweating profusely.
Chinese Herbal Sticking Therapy
Traditional Chinese medicine sticking therapy is to grind the required medicinal materials into powder, add an appropriate amount of excipients to make a paste, apply it on the affected area or acupoints, and use its functions of dredging meridian and activating collaterals, clearing away heat and detoxification, promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis, reducing swelling and relieving pain, etc. A way of disease.
Method: You can choose appropriate amount of ephedra, cassia twig, kudzu root, mint, and borneol, and stick them on Dazhui, Tanzhong, Yongquan, Quchi and other acupoints to treat fever in children.
Precautions: 1. The thickness of the dressing should be even. If it is too thin, the medicine will not be effective enough and the effect will be poor; if it is too thick, the medicine will be wasted, and it will easily overflow after being heated and pollute the clothes. 2. After applying the medicine, if the child develops allergies such as rash, itching, and blisters, the use should be suspended. Generally speaking, for children younger than 6 months, the sticking time is 1 to 2 hours; for children 6 months to 1 year old, the sticking time is 2 to 4 hours; for children 1 to 3 years old, the sticking time is 4 hours. ~6 hours; for children over 3 years old, the application time is 6-8 hours.
Pediatric massage is under the guidance of the basic theory of traditional Chinese medicine, and according to the physiological and pathological characteristics of children, it applies manipulations to specific acupoints or parts on the body surface to regulate the functions of children’s viscera, qi, blood, and meridians, so as to prevent and treat diseases. external therapy.
Method: Calming the liver and clearing the lung (pushing in a straight line from the base of the finger to the fingertip along the palms of the child’s index finger and ring finger), clearing Tianhe water (pushing along the midline of the inner forearm of the child, from the transverse crease of the wrist to the transverse crease of the elbow) , withdraw the six fu organs (along the ulnar side of the child’s forearm, push from the elbow joint to the heel of the palm), lift and pinch Dazhui (Dazhui point is located under the spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebra).
Acupuncture therapy uses a three-edged needle as a needle to pierce the blood vessels (ie superficial blood vessels) in specific parts of the child’s body according to the disease, and release an appropriate amount of blood to treat the disease. The tip of the ear is located on the top of the helix. Bloodletting from the tip of the ear has the effects of reducing fever, sedation, anti-inflammation, pain relief, lowering blood pressure, anti-allergic, clearing the brain and improving eyesight. It can treat fever, sore throat, and headache in children.
Note: 1. This method should be operated by a professional physician. 2. It is contraindicated for those with excessively weak constitution and partial skin damage.
What needs to be reminded is that most of the children’s fevers are caused by viral infections, and they can recover quickly after symptomatic treatment; but if the child’s high fever persists, parents should not take it lightly and send the child to the hospital for treatment in time.